It’s been a long time since My last post.
Wait , before you accuse me of being lazy I have a valid excuse. I was moving to a different continent and it was so sudden and there was so much to do , so many hurried goodbyes to say. And I arrived in the US of A ,sleep deprived and teary eyed as I left my dear husband behind not sure when I would see him again.
I did not have enough time to be jet lagged as I started working since the day I arrived.Most of my free time was spent looking at apartments that were too tiny and so very expensive and had so many conditions attached to them. By the time I rented an apartment it almost felt like the landlord was doing me an immense favor by renting it out to me .
The rest of my time was spent trying to find my way around the big Apple and figuring out the subway. I am not exaggerating when I say that swiping the metro card is an art by itself and I am proud to say that I have managed to perfect it.
My job demanded constant interaction with people the entire day , most from poor backgrounds and unstable family situations, needless to say I used to be at the receiving end of their personal frustrations on some days.
Two months have flown by and I have managed to not run back to my homeland and my family that is so familiar and seemed like a wonderland in hindsight .
I was swapping stories with my college friend the other day and she said in an admiring tone , you are really managing so well man . It felt good to hear that from her but as I thought about it , it wasn’t all me. I wasn’t in on this alone. I had so much help throughout, and as I thought back to each small incident I felt immensely grateful to all the people who have stood by me and are the prime reason that I braved these “ battles “ thrown my way each day.
I would like to thank all these individuals who helped me out in more ways than one . My father who so selflessly decided in a heartbeat that he would accompany me just for moral support and to keep my spirits high.
My dear aunts, uncles and cousins who kept calling me recommending the essentials I would need and he best places to find them.The countless strangers who helped me find my way around the city , certain people who I didn’t know existed till I was put in touch with them and these individuals were kind hearted enough to go out of their way to help me in whatever way they could.
As I stand here waiting for my train I have an amazing view of a vividly colored tree swaying gently from side to side as the last rays of sunlight illuminate it , a feeling of accomplishment fills me and I smile to myself as the sun sets in front of me.