I’ve been faced with a number of challenges since I’ve returned back to the United Staes of America. However, my GREATEST challenge has been staying connected with my SOURCE and truly being PRESENT in the moment. WALKING my TALK was so much easier to do overseas in the eastern part of the world. Work/Life balance was afforded to me by default because it was so engrained in the culture. Heck, my work day was over by 1:30pm. Furthermore, living in the United Arab Emirates made abundantly clear how committed Muslims are to praying five times each day and staying connected to ALLAH. Therefore, I would often be reminded to stay connected to my SOURCE. I had lots of time, silence, and stillness to ensure my EGO remained in check. Now that I’m back in the hustle and bustle of the western world, it’s so easy to lose sight of the things that truly matter. My EGO has had a ball since our return to the USA. And now it’s not only time to reclaim my AWARENESS but it’s also time to get back to Living on Purpose. This…….my friends…….is….My Truth My Clarity.
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This shit ain’t easy folks! It’s been five months since my return to the USA from Abu Dhabi. Do I miss living overseas? Ummm for the most part…..nah! But having been gone (away from family and friends) for two solid years has had quite an impact on my life. As I’ve moved back into my typical NYC routine it amazes me how fast the rat race showed its ass.
A big reason why I decided to move overseas had a lot to do with being extremely bored with life’s routine. I needed to experience something new so I moved overseas to Abu Dhabi for two years. I’ve always welcomed new challenges into my life because they warrant change. I believe that experiencing life outside of your comfort zone is the moment when you truly begin living on purpose.
Sigh…..which brings me to my present reality. Having moved back into my comfort zone, I am now questioning my purpose once again! Furthermore, returning to my old stomping ground has not been the best experience.
Professionally, I have moved into an administrative role and I’m thankful because I am now impacting a larger audience of students. Furthermore, it feels good to be working in a different capacity beyond the classroom. Although I have exhibited much success within my current role, I don’t feel a direct connection to the schools vision. It’s simply an opportunity to develop my administrative skills so that I may one day open my own school. And for that, I am thankful.
Socially, I feel almost as alone as I did while living overseas. Lol. Don’t get me wrong…. my friends are all still here and doing well. I’m so thankful for that. However, they’ve moved on and are living their own separate lives. Everything is just so different! Lol. I meet up with folks here and there but lack consistent communication with most of them. There’s no shade. I guess that’s just what happens when you move away for two years. The people you leave behind move on with their lives.
I’m writing this post because I think it’s important to share this experience with folks who are planning to move home after living overseas for a long period of time. There are so many thought provoking moments that have happened as a result of relocating back to the USA. I’m dedicating the next handful of entries to the adjustment period that has lasted much longer than I could’ve ever expected. If there’s one thing I know to be true, that is the simple fact that I have evolved. Therefore, it’s time I let go of the past and catch up to the present moment. New experiences lay dormant in the shadows of curiosity. :0)