Hey gals and guys, guess what? I'm moving to Abu Dhabi! So, I've decided to try to give this blogging thing another go. I started this blog site about a year ago, but could not devote much time to it because school got in the way. Not school as in my job, but school as in my doctorate degree program. What a bear!!!
I have completed all of my coursework for my doctorate degree program and I am now in my dissertation phase II - conducting my research study and writing the final chapters of my dissertation (chapters 4 and 5). My goal is to be done by the end of this calendar year. Prayers!!!
The move to Abu Dhabi, wrapping up this current school year in the Netherlands, and writing/revising my dissertation will, no doubt, be time consuming as well. However, I am very excited about sharing my experiences and adventures in Adu Dhabi also! So, this blog site will be my escape or break, if you will, when I've been working on my dissertation for way too long.
While I've lived/worked overseas since 2000, working in Abu Dhabi will be different for me since I will not be working/living overseas for the U.S. Army or U.S. government. I will be releasing this "safety net" and stepping out on faith - while stretching, learning, growing, sowing (and reaping)!
I have lived in a Muslim country before - I spent five years in Turkey. However, from my short visits to the UAE so far, it is a very different country than Turkey is. ;)
This will definitely be an interesting journey for me......
So, stay tuned for my adventures in Adu Dhabi, UAE! ;)