Those of us still waiting for our visas to be processed think that our situations are the worst-case scenario. There are worse things that can happen. People from my group who are there right now are suffering in other ways. Who’s to say which struggle is harder? Sometimes we think that our problems are bigger than other people’s problems, but at the end of the day if we knew what others were going through, we’d be grateful for what we have. Would I rather be suffering in the comfort of my mother’s home or 9,000 miles away from the people who know and love me the most? There are people in Abu Dhabi who are really struggling right now and my heart goes out to them. One thing I know for sure is that all will be well in the end.