I love this quote I read in “10 Ways To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed All The Time“:
“Unless you know what you want to achieve you will always feel as if you are running behind something. Give yourself some goals and only focus on them.”
I was born in Kuwait and lived there for fifteen years before moving with my parents to my father’s home country, Jordan. For many Americans it is obvious that my home would be Kuwait. But, in fact it is not. Kuwait doesn’t grant its citizenship to the newly born unless the father is a Kuwaiti citizen. And by the age of 18 this non-citizen-Kuwaiti-born must exit the country. I am an expat since birth!
I am a Jordanian citizen. So, Jordan is my home. Right? But, I doubt that one should call a place home simply because he or she has its passport. I lived ten of my forty one years on earth in Jordan. I do love Jordan because my parents, sister, brothers and close relatives live here. But, I also have uncles and aunties in Damascus who I love and miss so much.
Those who read my blog know that I write about ‘home’ a lot. It is not as easy for some people to know where home is. Is it necessarily that we find a place to call home? I don’t know.
The video is a must watch for every expat and people who find difficulties in finding a place to call home. The article is also as essential to one’s growth and finding perspective.
The statement that struck me the most is “Where you come from now is much less important than where you’re going.” Yes! This is what I should ask myself. Where I want to go? “Unless you know what you want to achieve you will always feel as if you are running behind something. Give yourself some goals and only focus on them.”—This makes more sense now.
Another quote from the video that struck a chord is:
“Movement is a fantastic privilege, and it allows us to do so much that our grandparents could never have dreamed of doing. But movement, ultimately, only has a meaning if you have a home to go back to. And home, in the end, is of course not just the place where you sleep. It’s the place where you stand.”
Please watch the video: