SOARING TO NEW HORIZONS

One step at a time…

I’m now five months into my Abu Dhabi adventure, and I have yet to set foot on UAE soil.  I’m glad I’m not a...

Just call me princess!

Last weekend began with me annoyed because of a siren that went off all night long. This led to a sleepy-brained me driving too...

Think they’ll notice I’m a little different…

I’m closing out the school year like I always do. While I’m going through the motions, I am not the same person I was...

Same, same…but oh so different

A friend asked what I miss most about home. I think she was expecting a long list of items, some of which she could...

I’m still here…in the UAE

No matter how much you prepare for a move this big, there is no way to avoid culture shock, homesickness and self doubt. I...

Palazzo pants bonanza!

  I remember way back when I bought my first pair of gauchos.  They were orange and flouncy.  I loved them, and I probably wore...

Learning to let it be…

The first group of ADEC teachers began flying out this week.  This time last week we were all frantically checking our emails. It was...

Oh, happy days! The 43rd National Day in the UAE

I don’t remember how I brought in my 43rd birthday, but I’ll always remember how I helped celebrate the UAE’s big day --- and...

The dirt beneath my feet…

I get up at 5 a.m. so I can hike before it gets too warm. While it’s not as hot in Phoenix, Arizona as...

Doctor, doctor…

How is this for being a few pegs shy of normal?  I’m an obnoxiously happy camper today because I had a freckle (okay it’s...