Every now and again, something will come into our lives briefly as a sign to show that the universe understands, even if it can’t change things.
Something happened whilst I was watching ‘Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Nightmare show’ when reality hit home that I was literally looking at my own life through the eyes of this family, whose Lebanese father had opened up a restaurant that was failing, which is why Ramsay had been brought in.
This was my life with all the trappings of control I’d endured, the life I’d lived, the life I tried to change, but never could. I watched these children’s struggles, which were my own. Their thoughts, their feelings, their wanting change, but most of all wanting their father to listen, afraid to speak out for fear of reprisal, all wishing their lives were different.
For the first time, I came to see my life through another’s eyes and knew the universe was finally acknowledging my struggles and my life, as a sign that I had been released from guilt. My life had finally been understood.