Counting down: T-5

I’m 5 days away from making one of the biggest moves of my life. I depart for a new life in Paris this Friday. You would think I would be feeling scared or anxious but there is a quiet calm in my heart that reassures me I am making the right move. All the fear and anxiety of the past few weeks and months has been replaced by a deep-seated awareness that I am in control of this change I am making; because I believe you always have a choice.  And it’s the choices we make that shape us and that shape our fate. I feel at peace. Content. And childishly excited about starting a brand new adventure.

Still, saying goodbye is never easy and that is particularly the case for me.  It’s been quite an emotional week. My last day in our Dubai office was this past Thursday and I was deeply humbled by an unforgettable farewell party with some very touching speeches, a stunning custom-made card depicting me as superwoman slicing through the skies and a gorgeous pair of Burberry rain boots that I can’t wait to slosh around Paris’ rainy streets in! Way to make a rain hater love the rain!! I begin my new professional adventure in our Paris office this coming Monday!

On Friday, some of my dearest friends surprised me with a weekend getaway at a resort in the nearby Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.  The photo you see above depicts the stretch of road between Dubai and RAK, which consists of little more than the majestic undulating sand dunes that rise and fall, like the ebbing of the sea just a few miles down that coast…  Spending quality girl time, soaking up the sunshine, lounging poolside and just being the “we” that we normally are proved to be just what I needed and it is this “we” that our friendship is, that I am going to miss tremendously. Thank-you girls for (literally) showing me the glory that is our desert one last time and for all that you are. You are exceptional! I will miss you more than you can imagine.

For now, it’s back to my 101 errands and the oh so fun packing that has swallowed my bedroom whole!

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