Friday, February 22, 2013

Nerves and Excitement

Hello! I would like to dedicate this post to my nerves and excitement about my upcoming move. I'm extremely excited about the teaching job that is awaiting me but teaching is what I'm used to. Living in Abu Dhabi is something else entirely...

I'm excited about...

...meeting new people from all over the world
...learning about a new culture
...having new experiences - boy, there will be a lot of them!
...the food. I wonder what the "local favorites" are.
...traveling!!! I'll be so close to places I've always dreamed of visiting!

I'm nervous about...

...the heat. Average temperatures of 110 degrees Fahrenheit?!
...the food. Unfortunately, I'm a picky eater (but I'm getting much better!) I'm anxious to grocery shop in Abu Dhabi to see what "familiar" foods they carry.
...missing my family (and dogs!)
...finding my way around a new international city 

I love reading other blogs to learn about other people's adventures in Abu Dhabi! It's amazing how much it helps to read about someone else's experiences. Even though I don't leave for 6 months, I feel like I kind of know what to expect. Kind of. I already have an idea of places I want to see and things I want to do when I get there. But that will come in another post. Its also nice to know that hundreds of other teachers are going to embark on this same adventure with me! 

Even through the nerves, I don't know if I've ever been this excited for something in my life. 



  1. I am so excited for you. You are going to have an experience of a lifetime. I can't wait to share it with you!

  2. I am awaiting my "official" offer so I am right there with you!! When did you interview? I interviewed in Phoenix...March 18....seems like a lifetime ago. I want to start a blog too, a great way to chronicle this journey!