I just said goodbye to two of the most amazing people I have ever worked with. Two people who I have laughed with, traveled with and been reminded about what matters in life. I told them I would be back, with a backpack on my back and no laptop and Outlook weighing me down. And they informed me that I would be staying with them “no bairro” (“in the neighborhood”).

Moments like this remind that we have simultaneously total control and zero control over our futures. One eye is dry and the other is filled with tears.