In 2018, I made a conscious goal to read more. Just falling short of my goal of 30 books, I read 27 different stories throughout that year. But in working towards this goal, I was writing less and less, and as a result I have several blog posts written about Kuwait, and almost none about… Read More Update on Dubai
After I said goodbye to my parents, but before going through airport security, I was standing in the middle of a long line of people. Two rows ahead of me, a girl, maybe 17 or 18, was crying. I watched as she waved goodbye to her mom, who was standing across the room, behind the… Read More So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen…
After living in Kuwait for a four months, I can now declaratively announce that Thursdays are the best day of the week. Thursday’s hold a collective sigh of relief amongst teachers as we acknowledge that we’ve made it through another week. Despite all the grading, the lesson planning, contacting parents, and coaching, it’s OKAY because the… Read More From Coffee, Canada, to Kuwait [a tribute to Tim Hortons]
It’s been a long while since I’ve last written a post. I’ll attribute this to a variety of reasons, but these reasons can all be summed up in one word: teaching. Teaching kicks my butt everyday. Each day it brings forth a new series of challenges that make it interesting and special. On days when I’m particularly… Read More Kringle in Kuwait
As I move into my eighth week living here in Kuwait, I’ve fallen into a pretty normal (and very streamlined) morning routine. I wake up to either: A) the call to prayer, or B) my alarm – which follows shortly after the call to prayer at the moment at 4:20am. If I’m feeling well-rested or… Read More My First Rodeo in Kuwait
Before moving to Kuwait, I used to imagine what my life would be like once I was there. I imagined it to be a challenge – but a good one. Teaching would be a challenge, the new culture would be a challenge, and creating a new home would be a challenge. Yet my imaginings never wandered… Read More A Guide to Plate Spinning in Kuwait
The past three weeks have been spent existing in a consistent state of mild to medium stress, where I have been working on a “to-do” list about 50 items long that never seems to get any smaller. From rolling all the petty cash from piggy banks I still have, to figuring out bigger, more adult… Read More Bet You Can’t [Ku]WAIT to Read This!