Mother. Daughter. Sister. Refugee. Philanthropist. Fatima Rahmati was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and at the age of 4, she and her family fled as refugees from Afghanistan to Australia. Shortly after their arrival, her father passed, leaving behind three young children and a widowed wife.
As the final minutes of my 20’s melt away into oblivion, I am struck by the lack of alarm I expected to feel about entering a new decade of my life. When I was younger, I always thought turning 30 was going to be a full-on existential crisis, complete with tears, locking oneself in a bathroom, and a drastic haircut. I expected it to be kind of like a bad break-up on steroids. Yet, now that 30 is actually here, instead of feeling the anticipated pressures, I feel exactly the same as I did when I was 29, but thankfully NOT the same as I did when I was 20.