Did You Know? The United States is the only developed country in the world without a single legally required paid vacation day or holiday. (via)
I have some exciting news! Or at least I consider it exciting… I’m heading back to Dubai! This time, I’m not moving there & simply going for a visit – like a normal person.
Last time I was in Dubai, I remember literally telling Wafiq “I’m never ever. Never. Ever. Coming back to this fucking place.” Harsh, I know. And I told everyone that! I hated the thought of ever going back. Being able to say that out loud & having made it through the experience – felt amazing. I felt stuck when I was in Dubai, by my own stubbornness, for so long that when I finally got out of it, I felt like I made it! And there was no going back. Literally.
The experience was way harder on me than I expected & by the time I had my plane ticket in hand to come back to the States, I was extremely excited for America! But, two years later I can say I’m actually excited to go back. Mostly because so much has changed since then. Personally & professionally. Also, I’m not moving there so I know I’m not stuck, merely a tourist. And shiiiii, I lived there for almost 2 years! There are parts & memories I miss.
I’m also excited because this time, I’m taking people with me! Not literally, but via Instagram stories and Snapchat. I didn’t utilize the apps when I was living there so no one was able to see what I saw, and where I was living. This time around I’m going to create a daily story & show you where I was & what I was doing when I lived there, I’m super excited to be able to do that! Perks of social media.
If anyone has questions or wants to see anything, let me know & I’ll take you there 🙂
I don’t know what my stubborn self was thinking when I said I’m never going back to Dubai, maybe I’ll remember as soon as I land? Ha! Wouldn’t that be awful… I’m planning on blogging & social-ing while I’m there so be ready for me!
Have a great weekend, I’m off to pack a shit ton of clothing and this time.. I’m leaving out my daily uniform of cutoff shorts. Unnecessary.
Be thoughtful today…