Lockdown lesson #2: Family first

When it comes to priorities in life, we all have our own, and there is no one-fit-all solution.

I remember how my priorities switched a lot in the past few years. From wanting to work at Google, starting my own company, doing freelance, having a six-pack body… you know.

On the other hand, there is one priority occupying the mind of every Moroccan: Leaving Morocco. Nearly all my friends left Morocco, with the majority for France. All in search of a better life, better opportunities, and more money.

I don’t blame them, they are probably right. Quality of life is probably better, more opportunities for sure, and better pay in the majority of cases.
I was one of those who wanted to leave Morocco too. And it seemed like the best decision I can make for my life. But I always thought about family and how we have a few moments left to spend with them.

During the lockdown, this was something I was thinking about a lot. Even if I couldn’t visit my family for a long time, just the fact that I knew I can whenever I want was enough for me. I couldn’t imagine myself in another country during that period as that would be stressful.

During the lockdown, I knew for sure that my decision to stay in Morocco is a good one. And I’m also grateful that I can live and work from anywhere, which means I can spend more time with family. Which isn’t true for everyone.

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