Immigrant families and dealing with invisible baggage

What to do, when in quarantine? Be a guest speaker 🙂

When we travel to a new country, we travel with more than suitcases. We carry with us thoughts and emotions and skills and behavior, and we hope our lives will change for the better. In this podcast hosted by Nida Jawed, we are talking about all these “things” we carry with us, yet they are invisible to the eye.

The week the interview was made I was sitting in quarantine, in a hotel in Norway. Traveling to see my family and friends had this as a price as well. Yet, I did the best I could with the time in my hands at that moment.

Doing the best of what I have is something I have learned from my mother, who always used to say:

“Don’t complain about what you cannot do with what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what you have!”.

I was not always happy to hear that phrase in my childhood. Yet, I am happy now that I can remember it and put it to use when it is needed.

I was forced to be on my own in a hotel room. Yet I had a computer and WiFi and loads of contacts available through the internet.

I carried my mother’s words with me in my “invisible luggage”, luggage I speak about in this interview. Here is the link to it:

I hope the information is useful to you and If you have friends who could benefit from the information, please send them a link to the video.

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