Saturday, September 10, 2016

Making the Best of It

Well I survived the first 7 days of school!  Although it's only been 7 days, it feels so much more longer.  I'm officially off for 9 days due to the celebration of Eid Mubarak.  I'm going to take this time to regroup and hopefully visit other emirates of the UAE.  Yesterday, I attended church with another teacher who lives in my building.  We work for the same company but different schools.  Anyway, I enjoyed the services, it was well needed.  I have good and bad days here.  It's a mixture of missing home, teaching a new grade, and just getting use to how things are run here.  

If I'm being all the way honest, I was contemplating coming home during the winter break and never returning.  I've heard that several families have already returned home for a number of reasons and I can totally understand.  Yet, I was reminded that I prayed for this opportunity and He granted my request.  Things won't always run smoothly but it doesn't mean I need to throw in the towel.  I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity and I promise to make the best of it.

Until Next Time


  1. I have faith that you will grow so much from this opportunity. You can do this Jen.

  2. Jen you got this!!! We appreciate your transparency in telling us how you really feel because I'm quite sure you're not the only expat feeling this way. Remember the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy but God's got your back and your story is helping people like me believe that my dream of teaching overseas can and will come true too! I bet your putting a smile on your students faces daily with everything you're teaching them. I just had to reach out because I read all of your posts and was sooo excited that your dream became a reality but I heard the unhappiness in your last post so I just wanted to send you some encouragement Stateside! Take care :)

    1. Thank you Takesha! This really means a lot to me. I'll be okay, I had a moment but I'm adjusting. The more involved I become in other activities, the better I'll be.