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“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay then it’s not the end.” From The Exotic Marigold Hotel
After six years of living abroad, I’ve moved back to Canada. I’m currently looking for jobs and remember what it like to be Canadian. It’s honestly been an adventure of lifetime. I think returning back to a placed that you’ve lived can be difficult because you have a certain image of how it was…even though things have changed. It looks the same but because time has gone by it is very very different. People change. Places change. You change.
I think moving to any new place or experiencing anything new exposes us to a certain level of vulnerability. It can be vulnerable because the future is unknown. Everything is unfamiliar…and it ends up being a just go with the flow type thing instead of having some kind of idea of what will happen. To be quite honest, it is a very very scary thing to be vulnerable. To not know what will happen or how you can get where you want to go is straight up scary. I’m starting to believe that vulnerability is an essential aspect of the human experience.
I’ve realized that so far this experience has been a gift as I’ve never existed in such a state of vulnerability. In order to enjoy it, my attitude has shifted. I’ve started to see things as more of an adventure than a definite location.
Most importantly, I’ve begun to believe that somehow, someway everything will be alright in the end. I guess I just got tired of not enjoying my life because I did not know the future. I got tired of not enjoying the fact that I was alive. Whenever I get nervous or fearful, I continuously remind myself that somehow things are going to work out.
I know that I’m not the only one that’s fearful of the future. I think fear is a part of the human experience. I just think that how we react to our fears can make all the difference. Somehow, someway…it will be okay in the end if you believe it can be. Chances are things won’t go according to plan…but somehow it will be okay if you believe it will be. When the future is uncertain, I know that hope is all I have. #yolo Sometimes just knowing that everything will be okay is enough to see a little bit of light in the darkness..and that little bit of light can keep you moving forward.
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