June 24

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From the Pearl of Asia – “You won’t realize how your life is going to change until that exact moment when”

I was talking to a friend couple of days ago, he was telling me about his baby kid, born in May, and how his life has changed in better since then. He used the expression: “You won’t realize how your life is going to change until that exact moment when…”  Well, I don’t have kids or a husband, however that sentence made me think a lot. I am embarking myself in a life change experience – expression used many times by previous PULSE volunteers – and I do believe I have recognized that moment of realization. For the last couple of weeks, I had to say “see you soon” to a lot of people: at my leaving do, by email or by phone. I had to confess I even shed some tears, but when yesterday the movers came to pick up my stuffs to store them, I had my moment of realization. I was not moving my belongings to another house, but I was leaving them behind, waiting for me here in London. I am flying to Cambodia with a piece of luggage, my backpack , my camera.  What else would I need more? I am sure I will come back with a lot of baggage of emotions, people, smiles and learning. To all my PULSE fellows, I wish you good luck and all the best for this life change experience.  And to me to keep feeling that same way, when yesterday I told myself:  “You won’t realize how your life is going to change until that exact moment when: you have a ticket to take you to the other part of the world and a big smile on your face.” See you soon!