A Quick Update!
It’s been some time since my last post. I was recommended by multiple people to NOT write about the job for a few months. The UAE does not have the Freedom of Speech right that is given to many of us in the West. This has given me a chance to learn more about their culture and how to be respectful and still informative. I will be honest and post about my overall life, including my job though! Have no fear!
As a summation of my first trimester the only overall statement I can really make is this: I love my life!
In all honesty this move has been an absolutely amazing opportunity. I’ll get into each individual thing about my awesome life as I get back into my posts. I am extremely happy with my decision to halt my professional progress back home and uproot myself to a completely different country located in The Middle East.
Not everyone feels that way, teaching is hard, moving is hard, all of it is hard! I could never fault an individual for not staying here. At times things have been difficult, but everything is completely doable. For me, it has been a wonderful experience so far.
I will be posting in the next few weeks about some of the following things:
- The process of moving to new country to live in, not just visit
- Living in a Middle Eastern country for a sassy, independent, American woman that I am
- Misconceptions in general
- Teaching info
- Down-time and breaks- by country
- Reading and Research lists I recommend
If there are any specific questions you might have, send them to me and I can try and answer them in the next few posts! I have had an amazing 6 months so far! I can’t wait to tell you all about them!