I dreamed it! I breathed it! Now I'm living it

I dreamed it, I breathed it, Now I’m living it!

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I dreamed about living in Abu Dhabi. What it would be like?  Would I love it!?  Would I miss home!? Would I meet new friends!? 

ITS ALLLLL THAT SHIT AND MORE!!!!!!

I'm only a month in but I love it!!! I know this is the honeymoon stage, I hope it never ends! So much has happened in the last month and life has moved so fast!!!


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July 19, 2016  I received an email from my future employer.

It gave me 48 hours to get my shit together and get TF out of America like the Israelites leaving Egypt.

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Would you go?

I questioned moving to Abu Dhabi. I mean, I only had 48 hours to pack my apartment up, pack my bags for the plane, find places for my cat and dog to live AND say goodbyes!?!?

When I embarked on my journey to working in the Middle East everything was easy up to this point, when I had to choose between staying or leaving.

I was tired of teaching in VA,  paying rent that increased every year and not traveling the world. I knew moving to the middle east would change all of that! 

I Immediately googled everything I could find on teaching in UAE. I found several recruiting agencies offering fabulous packages to teachers who simply wanted a change in their career. I also found support in the facebook groups dedicated to current and prospective teachers in UAE.  

 I applied to a private school and had a phone interview but no call back. I refused to give up on my dreams and applied to the public sector for schools in Abu Dhabi. I was offered a second interview, I took a long weekend from my current teaching job at the time in Richmond, VA  and drove the 5 hours to NYC.

That was one of the best decisions I made to date!

I was offered the position and here I am now!

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What do I love most!?

The people!! I'm just soaking up everybody I've met, from my students to the taxi drivers. I just want to know everything about everybody, the good and the bad!!! I want to know traditions, cultures, opinions and all things food! I have soo many stories and I've neglected to share them.

Heres a list of the highlights of my first couple of months...

  • Chocolate Zadddddy who turned out to be a midget liar

  • Perfect beards EVERYWHERE, what dreams are made of?

  • I can be sexy and only show minimal skin?! I've never felt soo feminine and gorgeous!

  • Zane is as close as I can get to porn.

  • Deportation is real and not what my pockets are made of.

  • I'm not mixed! Stop asking me................................................................FUCK!

  • Where are all the camels!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Seriously!? Am I falling in love with teaching!?!? Once again.. Who TF do I think I am!?! A teacher!!?!?!!