A gift overdue
Shackled by petrifying deadlines, I found myself suffocated, reaching out for air, like Jon Snow did in the Battle of the Bastards. I had so much to take care of, yet my procrastinator-self would knock down my brain’s endeavours to get me back on track, every single time.
As you might have guessed, I failed. I failed to deliver a lot of things on time. But what aroused the most painful pangs of guilt, was not being able to finish my project work for Amal Academy, on time.
Amidst all the apparent chaos, I came across a quote online. It helped me finally confront the seemingly unachievable tasks and take a start.
I sat down at the FYP office at our department, and tried to streamline my thoughts. It was challenging at first, but once I identified the person I was going to thank, the flashbacks took me away.
I wanted to thank my elder cousin for all the selfless care and making me feel listened every time I needed an ear. She is one of the most empathic persons I know, so I wanted to think of as many memories as I could. Here’s how I summed it all up.
Since she lives in the Emirates, I couldn’t hand it over to her so I WhatsApped her the snaps. She was overwhelmed but her signature humility was still there. Despite all she has done for me, she said it was I who had always been there fore her.
I will hand her the letter when she gets back to Pakistan :)