on visiting home and unconditional love
Last week I visited home for just about a week. It was something that was absolutely necessary, I was almost blaming heartache to the gloomier weather. In reality, it was the very fact that I was missing the visibility of unconditional love. I’m going to boast a little, but I have the best family in the world. Parents who tell people I’m a blogger and involved in international affairs. A brother that brings up in conversation-after-conversation to his friends and networks because he’s proud. They continue to push me in directions that I never even fathomed would be possible, both mentally and emotionally, only making it possible for me with their financial capacity. The same finances that they could be using to travel the world like all their friends. But there is something so genuine and simple in their hearts that boundless. It’s remarkable.
That feeling of having someone there is so important. I never realized until I was sitting in the family room with my mom on the right sharing the love seat with me and my father sitting on the left in his standard reclined position. Then my brother walking in and his voice echoes through the house with “didi” – sister in Hindi. And so when I boarded the flight back to London the very first thought and question that filled my thoughts was “what is it that I’m going back to London for? I’m not looking forward to anything.” And that was precisely the moment tears filled my eyes and rolled down my cheeks. Much like right now as I write this note.
Though it’s difficult, I realized I’m not alone. Much less I have found comfort in close friends with similar situations like Alina, the incredible opportunities that have come across my desk unique to this city only, the prospect to grow personally and professionally, and of course my fan club that reside in a place called home.
This weekend, since I missed the last, will be filled with lots of catching-up with friends and correspondences with networks.
Hope you have a lovely, lovely weekend ahead!
some inspiration through the weekend
a chic mobile office tour
online resources for professional women
healthy lunch bowl recipes
the sweet side of paris
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Photos by Lizzie Mann in Hyde Park