Baneen Fatima - “Hating Goodbyes - My Pessimistic Side Takes Over!”


Baneen Fatima

Baneen has travelled from Dubai, UAE to study a Design Foundation Programme at Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Goodbye represents the end of something. It can be amazing if you are saying goodbye to anything negative or sad, like saying goodbye to hot summers or saying goodbye to difficult times. However, goodbyes are so much sadder when you have to give up good times or something that you enjoyed having.

I hated saying goodbye to my family back in Dubai, even though I knew it wasn’t the last time I would see them. I hated leaving my friends after all the time we spent together. Now that I think about it, it wasn’t only because I had grown to care about these people, but it was also because I felt safe and calm around them. I felt like no matter what these people saw me do, they already know the real me so I don’t have to be on guard and watch my words.

Now, because of my own stubbornness, I am in a relatively strange place and have been trying to connect with other like-minded people. So you can imagine my disappointment when I grew close to someone, only to have to let them go at the end of our year together.


“… trying to connect with other like-minded people.”


“good memories”