But she was speaking from exile in Turkey.
Like hundreds of thousands of other Syrians, Daghestany came here to escape the conflict a year ago.
She now lives with her 5-year-old daughter, Zia, in a basement apartment in Istanbul. The single room is decorated with colorful stickers, Zia's drawings, and a large Syrian rebel flag.
In Istanbul, Daghestany makes documentaries and reports that support the Syrian opposition. She has also taught her daughter, that they will one day return to their country after al-Assad has been overthrown.
"I want to go back to Syria," said Zia in fluent English, as she filled in a coloring book with markers. "I want to rebuild Syria."
"Not immediately. It's not like a magic stick that will make everything be OK," Daghestany said later. "We need time to rebuild Syria. Maybe 5 years, maybe 10 years. But I know that it's a step forward. I know that the choice now is better than if we didn't have any revolution."
Two years into the uprising, one revolutionary remains idealistic in exile, while the other struggles on, fearing that his hopes are slowly being crushed at home.