hey guys!! it’s been a little minute since my last post! MY BAD! i have just been all over the place…literally! but here’s a small recap/update…
i have been living in the United Arab Emirates for 15 days now. thus far this experience has been a-MAY-zing! although i have been enjoying myself since i’ve landed, the journey here has been an emotional rollercoaster (*cues Vivian Green*) i’ll save you the time and trim as much fat off as possible lol
i have always wanted to live abroad, but imagined it would be in an English speaking country. the seed of teaching abroad was planted by my stepmother who also serves as a teacher. i googled “teach abroad” and clicked the first company that popped up lol “Teach Away” (pretty straight to the point right? what can i say, i’m simple) the process took roughly 6 months altogether. i was originally offered a job in july, quit my full time teaching job 3 weeks later in order to avoid inconveniencing my principal, took on the job of a substitute (which, by the grace of the Big Guy i was able to be full time for 2 months & then received pretty low, but steady jobs), moved out of my apartment november 23, subleased a friend’s apartment from then until new years eve, AND THEN onto the couch of another dear friend from new years eve until i left january 20. this was the first time i hadn’t had a full time job since i was a sophomore in college. the instability was killing me. i mean, here i was, without a full time job, paying full time bills, with NOBODY’S benefits! i just wanted to be able to go to the doctor if i wanted to! lol can a girl just get a checkup in dis bih & pay a copay or nah?? at one point i interviewed with an awesome school, was offered the position, and accepted only to get my overseas contract less than 24 hours later. crazy how things work right? to say i wanted to give up on the idea and just stay in the states is an absolute understatement…if not for prayer and hearing encouraging words from my family & friends i was patient and restored my faith that what was meant for me, would be for me. and now look at me! out here, living in the UAE and ish! i’ve put a deposit down on an apartment, surrounded by a great support system for work, and have managed to make a few friends along the way. (imagine that…me, making friends lol) i promise to blog MUCH more! i want to start uploading videos, but that would involve me upgrading my blog package & ya girl hasn’t received a full time paycheck since july 31st so ya’ll gotta just keep reading until march lol
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Congrats! I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to read all about it. I’ve always wondered how it is teaching abroad.
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