Thank you all for reading. This blog will be short, but has two important announcements. First, the bad news then the good news.
The bad news is I have now run out of free blog space, and won’t be posting for a short time. I’m currently researching and planning to implement a paid webpage. I want to work more professionally on being a travel/ex pat blogger. So, stay tuned.
And now for the good news: I am pleased to officially announce that I will be moving to Saudi Arabia on August 1st. I have taken a position as an English Teacher for female university students.
It was a difficult decision, one that took a great deal of research, internal dialogue and deliberation. I have lived in Malaysia (for a university course field school), Japan – both Hokkaido and Osaka, South Africa, and southern Thailand in a small fishing village. Saudi Arabia, however, will be the place that is the most culturally different to Canada. I imagine it will invoke the most severe culture shock. Human Rights is important to me, as is equality. At the same time, I am a strong advocate for living in a culture and doing my best to accept the culture; to observe and attempt to accept it and integrate as much as possible. Those two conflict, I believe, and it will be my largest challenge when it comes to internal conflict and resolution. Which makes it a great opportunity for personal challenge, growth, and flexibility. I am excited about this, as somebody who wants to see a world of peace and harmony, I believe there is an chance for me personally, and to come to terms with the above mentioned conflict.
It’s also a nice time to acknowledge the friends and family that support me, as well as you readers – most of you *are* friends and family, but some aren’t and I thank you for reading. I am grateful for you all, and appreciate whatever interaction we have or have had.
So, wish me luck and keep watching for a new blog address! On to my next adventure…..