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The Art of Letting Go

"If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello."  ~ Paulo Coelho ~

It was Monday afternoon around 2 pm, probably 40 degrees outside of the car. I was sitting at the back seat of standard MSF car waiting for my flight back to Juba to land. African music playing on the radio somehow made my leg started to shake following the beat of the music. I was sweating profusely and just wanted to board the aircraft ASAP so I could get some cool air.

I was ending my second mission in Bentiu PoC with mixed feelings. So many pending issues, unfinished business, unresolved matters with no one to hand over to directly. My replacement would only arrive at the end of the week at the capital and then the week after to the project.

Most of people working for MSF will experience a mission in South Sudan at least once. It's my third consecutive mission in South Sudan. Four missions in total. For the past 18 months I have spent half of it in South Sudan.

So, it&#…

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