It feels so surreal to be able to sit behind my laptop and blog. You see I have had a very hectic week wiping a toddler’s runny nose, looking for a ‘good’ doctor, going through sleepless nights soothing a coughing/crying/tired/ little angel and trying to do a bit of work. The emphasis here is on trying!
Among along this I keep a wide smile because this March there is a lot to look forward to in Kurdistan, and here is my top five.
- The Book Cafe is opening: A very, very lovely friend of mine (a bucket full of inspiration and motivation) is opening the first Book Cafe of its kind in Kurdistan. It’s like no other. I don’t know what the surprises are, but what I do know is that she has been working non stop to make this happen, and it’s so beautiful for the number of times I have seen in. Can’t wait to write a lot of my research inside its walls and be inspired by every corner and every wall.
2. TEDxNISHTIMAN is happening: I love seeing the success stories of young (and older) Kurds. I love being inspired by them, learning from them and for society to see how great our young people are. That’s why I passionately support events like #TEDxNishtiman – I can’t wait to sit and laugh, cry and enjoy the talks. I have very high exceptions for this event, let’s just wait and see.
3. A Bridge from the past is coming soon: My favourite artist, Asuda Rwandzi, did a project that I absolutely loved. She looked into historical Kurdish art people used to do on their home furnitures. How amazing is that?!?! Did you know people used to pain on their roofs and furnitures. She studied that for two entire years, and now she is presenting paintings that reflect this past. How can I not be excited, as this beautiful art will be homed in the Erbil Citadel for three days!! EXCITEMENT!!!!
4. Newroz is arriving: Ti’s the season of Nergis + manjals of Dolma + beautiful mountains= lots of picnics!! Best time of year on this land. I can’t wait to dig my entire face in a bunch of Nergis flowers and inhale the beauty of life.
5. Peer Education training sessions are cooking: Been trying to plan a few peer education sessions in schools, getting it all together now. Finally!! Can’t wait to see how they go.
Depressing times, lots of sadness and stress but it is a lovely feeling knowing there are things to look forward to. What are you looking forward to?
Lots of love from
My Nest in Kurdistan,