Saturday, July 21, 2012

One Year Later

It's been more than a year since I last wrote here. I've been busy looking for jobs, apartments, trying to get used to the idea of staying here for at least the three or four years it will take for my partner to get a Swedish passport so we can move again. There just hasn't been room for writing blog posts.

But now I've got a job. Didn't manage to find an apartment yet. Still getting used to idea of staying here (because rainy, cool Swedish summers always make me restless, and I can't help but look up UN jobs in Beirut or Nairobi, secretly wishing I had never left Palestine). But I have space for the blog again. And the other day, I decided to change my mind about things. Granted, my job isn't what I dreamed of (more about that in another post), and I really want to get my own place. But on the other hand, I'm close to my family. And thanks to Swedish housing policies, I have to stay at my parents' place probably for another six months at least, which sucks on the one hand, but is pretty darned lucky on the other. I get all this extra time with my mom and dad that I know I will cherish until the day I pass away.

In one week, I'm turning 30. I don't particularly like the idea. I'm getting more and more gray hairs and wrinkles, and my life isn't at all how I imagined it would be. But since I decided to change my mind about things, I will focus on what inspires me. So I'm going to write a series of blog posts on women in my life that are a source of inspiration.

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