Mar 16, 2016
So last week - I had a new 'first' in my life! I
walked across the desert from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi. We were
supposed to do 120km but unusual stormy weather across
the UAE cancelled 2 days of our journey. The experience
was such a mix bag of emotions. From exciting and nerves at
the beginning, too 'I don't want to do this anymore' in the middle,
too feeling overwhelmed and teary that we had achieved our
objective at the end.
The Women Heritage Walk
The Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi honors the women of the United Arab Emirates who made this journey twice a year not so long ago. Forty-four women retraced this historical trek. Expat women accompanied Emirati women walking in the footsteps of their ancestors who helped sculpt this country. This experience was a celebration of the past and an invitation to shape a vibrant future.
My 'Sand sisters' and I took on the dunes of the desert and during the whole walk I was able to assimilate many feelings and thoughts that I could relate back to daily life for women as entrepreneurs! Women pushing forward, making change and taking action to evolve and grow. Through this journey I noted words and phrases said by the ladies that reflected life and our work life and how it doesn't matter what you are doing there are key skills that apply everywhere!
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