So I am quite sad to move. I am scared out of my mind and do not want to leave a lot of this behind. However, on that note, I am also incredibly excited. I have constant knots in my stomach-the nervous butterflies are fighting the lumps that keep sneaking my throat making me want to cry. I then also have a constant feeling that I’ve consumed too much caffeine because I’m jittery with excitement.
When I want to cry the most is when Bakerloo is being a snuggle bug.
Can you take Bakerloo to Bahrain with you?
Legally? Yes. Dogs are allowed to travel to Bahrain and there is no quarantine time. Real answer? No. They are not supposed to travel in the summer months. It is too hot and they do not acclimate the extreme heat well. If you are taking an animal it is advised that you bring them in winter. So if I wanted to bring her, it would have to be then. But let’s be honest, just like when I was a senior in college, I do not need a dog in Bahrain. And if we are being really honest, I’m a crappy mom to Loo. She will be in much better hands with her Dad. Hard to believe she will be nearly 9 when I come back.
Another time I get sad is when I think about how my life will be on pause for two years. I worked really hard to unpause my life in the past year. I want to move forward professionally and personally. I’m not sure if a two year stint where I throw my stuff in a storage room and have it chill until I come back is really “moving on.” I have no freakin’ clue what I will learn in Manama. I have no clue who I will meet. But right now, as I pack up (or talk about packing up) my life it revolves around keeping things intact for when I move back in two years.
Can you stay longer than 2 years?
Yes, if I’m hired. You get a pretty big bonus too.
What happens if you don’t stay for 2 years?
I don’t lose money, but I don’t get money. I get paid 12 months, but the 12th month is received when you come back…so if I don’t go back, I don’t get it. If I resign AFTER January (after either 1 or 2 years) then I do lose summer checks. Basically, unless I completely despise it, I’m planning on staying for two years.
Will you be safe?
Do you trust me in American schools? Then yes. Honestly, the island is safe. But for those of you that want to see for yourself you can visit the UK travel site.
Some things that I am getting excited about are scuba diving, traveling and teaching again! I want to seek adventure and live it up! I want to come back to America, smarter, wiser and even more excited to teach!
Can you use more exclamation marks?
YES!!!!! YES I CAN!!!! (this is quite a spicy post-right Katy?)