Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hardest Thing About Living Abroad

   There are many things that come with living abroad.  The mere fact that I am 8 hours ahead of my home city makes it difficult to take to anyone in a timely matter.  Living here I have missed weddings, baby showers, the birth of my friends kids.  This year I have been hit with something that I have always been afraid of; my mother will need an important surgery next month.  There is not negotiating about this, my mother is very important to me and I need to be there.  I have already told my principal and I will be out of work for 2 weeks once we get the surgery date.  I will have to fly home and miss two weeks of work.  I will not be paid, but sometimes it is not always about the money.  Hopefully, everything will be fine.

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  1. Dear Miss Haneefa, just wanted to say thank you for writing this blog. I am a Black Science teacher from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean and I just moved to Kurdistan, Iraq. I have been here for two months and was beginning to feel alone (only black person that I know for miles), everyone speaking in Kurdish (I am learning) or Arabic, going out feels like I am an exhibit I get so many stares, no plus size clothing stores. Then I came across this blog, someone did this before me and was successful, I can do it too. So thank you for sharing your experience.

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    1. Hey! My mom and dad are from Trinidad and I am Trini through and through, I live soca music, roti and partying, lol. In all honesty, you have taken a big step and you did it for a reason. I know that you can do this!!! Maybe you should start a blog, I think that there are many that would love to read your story! All the best! Thank you so much for reading.

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  2. I'm a South African black female,told my friend TODAY that I'm having a hard time finding blogs by a black woman documenting living and working (teaching) in dubai and voila I find Your blog,keen on teaching in Dubai or Abu Dhabi next year so I will probably read tons of entries on your blog..you make me excited to start my journey.Bless You dear

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