I’ve joined several Facebook groups for teachers heading to, or teaching in, Abu Dhabi. It’s been helpful to connect with others on this road less taken. So many are enthusiastically preparing to depart. Suitcases are packed or culturally appropriate attire is purchased already! I am so not there yet.
School recently ended and I had my first round of good-byes. It made me realize just how bittersweet this venture is right now. There are so many more good-byes ahead! I guess that’s why I’m not bursting with excitement yet. Once the last backward glance is complete, I’ll be ready to move forward enthusiastically towards my life in Abu Dhabi.