2021, officially marks 8 years of us being in Turkey. We work and live in Istanbul. I am an editor; journalist and I help NGOs. Life got better when we moved to Turkey, there was water and electricity, and we can buy things and visit other places. It’s a normal situation with the normal rhythm of life. In the beginning, it felt strange, we couldn’t understand the language but once we started learning it, it got better. Until 2015, I wanted to go back and rebuild Syria, but my hopes vanished, and we had to resign ourselves to the idea that we might be refugees forever. Syria might never go back to what it was before.