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.
Did You Know? Most of us are used to eating popcorn at the movie theater, but in parts of Columbia they snack on Ants. “Known in Spanish as ‘hormigas culonas,’ the brown, cockroach-size insects are roasted, salted and eaten like peanuts. Considered a delicacy, they can fetch more than 10 times the price per pound […]
Did you know? “The top fear Americans reported in the 2015 survey is the corruption of government officials. In fact, 58 percent of respondents reported being “afraid” or “very afraid” of a corrupt government.” ( v i a ) In order to validate the following I have to toot my own horn a little. I’ve appeared […]
There are pro’s and con’s to being busy. I’ve noticed the busier I am the quicker time goes by & I can’t stand when time goes too fast. When I’m not busy, aka Netflix and chilling, time goes pretty slow. How did I finish an entire series in one day?! But that’s the laziest form […]
It’s back to school time! I remember being in school & thinking it was never going to end. I’m a big learning person but not necessarily a big school, take tests & make grades person. This week’s F*** It Friday post is for anyone thinking of attempting their FIRST major F*** It moment. My first […]
My favorite topic of all time = GARLIC! My most viewed post, hands down, is about the time I had shingles & used garlic as medicine. I recently went back to read the post and eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Painful! But also badass. I’m proud of myself. For anyone who hasn’t read the post, about 2 years ago […]
I’ll go ahead and say this first: Real cameras are expensive. Real camera = Not a phone We’re already spending near millions on our miniature computers, aka mobile phones, so spending even more on a real camera sounds like some kind of sick joke. I’ve been following several blogs for years now and I […]
Last Monday, I nearly had to drag Wafiq to the airport. Let’s just say Austin knows how to party really hard and Katie + Wafiq haven’t been on that level in a long time. Because I was sick throughout the weekend I had the blessing in disguise of being able to avoid most “welcome back” […]
Well well well, I did it. I survived 6 months in Dubai. Does time fly or what!?! In light of the what I would like to call a celebration, I decided to interview myself for you… And share some photo’s throughout my journey. Q: Tell us about your experience. A: Short version – my experience […]