Don't get me wrong. I am so grateful for the huge sacrifices my parents made to give me the life and opportunities I have today. Leaving their family, their home, their comfort zone to come here is an incredibly difficult thing. It's a sacrifice that I can't ever fully thank them for.
So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.
So in the name of research I challenged myself this week to just spend 5 minutes each day 'just noticing' and this is what I have learnt.