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Hope in Despair

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A week back when I returned home from Cleveland on a Sunday night. I experienced a helpless situation that made me realize how it feels like to be not  able to return home.

I was locked out of my apartment with no jacket, no proper shoes, no car keys, and no phone!

I recently moved to one of those town house style apartments that has 6-8 flats in a block with a secured door entrance. The secured system isn’t a fancy dial in access system, but rather a key open door which I later found out was different for every block, when one of my kind neighbor tried to give me access with his keys.

In the depths of despair, I found out that my car was unlocked (as I was unloading my stuff) and my laptop was still in the car. I was able to connect to my home Wi-Fi from outside and make calls from gmail. I called my apartment emergency, after several redirects it went directly to voice mail. I left several messages but no response. My next call was to a locksmith. As the access I needed was to the building entrance but not to my apartment (my apt was unlocked as I was moving stuff), they asked for a written approval from the building management in order for them to unlock the door.

With all the things I was trying and failing, I was also waiting for someone to come out or go into the building. But there were none. It was past 9.00 PM and sadly every apartment that was visible to me had there lights off except for mine.

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zaful-choker-neck-sweater

Outfit DetailsChoker neck sweater c/o Zaful | Burgundy Jeans | Veera bradley plaid scarf ($13) | Dolce Vita Boots | Rebecca Minkoff Mini mab tote (love this) | Bow Scrunchies | Gold Studs

I was left with 2 options- 1) to call Uber and spend the night at a friends place or 2) to wait in the car for some angel to come and give me access. I decided to wait in the car and test my luck (as it’s gonna get any better after what happened). After freezing myself for more than 2 hours in my car, I saw a car pulling into the parking lot and there he was an angel. I quickly got out of my car and followed him as he gave me access. I thanked him with all my heart for letting me able to sleep on my bed.

I know a lot of people are in much horrendous situation right now, being banned from returning to their homes, stranded in airports, detained from dreaming of a safe home.  The country that once had open arms to refugees, to immigrants, the great nation that was built by immigrants(and natives, off course!) is in the process of changing the definition of “greatness”. I am not a political person but with all the anticipated changes in the immigration law, I am sure a lot more of people’s dreams will be shattered. I am not here to add to the hate that is already in abundance.  I am here to tell you to not loose hope, to not stop dreaming. There will always be a way out, and things will always turn your way. As an immigrant myself, I stand with many of you with an uncertain future but a hopeful heart!

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zaful-cut-out-chunky-choker-neck-sweater

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Choker neck sweater c/o Zaful | Burgundy Jeans | Veera bradley plaid scarf ($13) | Dolce Vita Boots | Rebecca Minkoff Mini mab tote (love this) | Bow Scrunchies | Gold Studs

 

*This post is done in collaboration with Zaful. As always, all selections, styling and opinions are unbiased and my very own!
“Everything will be okay in the end, if it’s not okay, then it’s not the end”
Thank you for stopping by!
Love, 
Surekha

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  • Tania Potter

    What a powerful experience to go through at a time when it is so topical for far to many people. So glad you were able to get in eventually, what a scary experience.

  • Kathy Ramsey Myers

    So happy an angel was there to let you in. That is really scary.

  • It is scary to think of how uncertain our world is at the moment and something life changing can happen at any moment. I love that jumper xx

  • Such a great post .. I can’t image what it must be like for those people who are stranded .. thinking their life was going in one direction until it wasn’t.

  • First off, I love your outfit. It’s a very heartfelt post and I am with you 100%. I feel so bad for all the people stranded, unable to be with their families or unable to finally feel home. I hope things will get better in the coming days.

  • Mary Welby

    1. I love your boots. WHere did you get them? 2. Being stranded and locked out can be such an intense feeling of loneliness. I truly feel for those people who are unable to return to their homes right now.

  • oh my, that sounds like such a harrowing experience. Glad you were able to get back into your apartment. It sure is scary though!

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  • Annie Bean

    That is never a good situation to be in. I’d of been feeling very stuck if it had been me. Absolutely loving your outfit!

  • When I was little it often happened to me when I would have few classes short and since I didn’t have any keys I would wait in front of the building. At wasn’t that bad since the playground was a second away.

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