Helen’s Voyage of a Lifetime
My journey begins at Heathrow airport heading for a new life in the UAE, new career and greater self discovery of my 5th decade….this is certainly going to be a Voyage of a Lifetime!
At the airport trying to guess who maybe travelling starting their new life in other exotic and exciting countries. Everyone looking busy, window shopping, sitting reading books (they just bought from WH Smith) or eating snacks and drinking coffee. I wonder around the departure lounge, thinking about how silly I was to put my expensive jar of coconut oil in my hand luggage and how it was confiscated coming through customs…….oh well just have buy another half the size and triple the price!
After disembarking from my flight I finally find a group of teachers who are also part of the cohort of starting a new life….just like me!! Our first destination is Abu Dhabi where we are welcomed by courteous staff at our five star hotel. My room is gorgeous and I feel excitement, an overwhelming sense of “this has certainly been worth the (rather long) wait” feeling. Sending back and forth paperwork just to be here to take in the view alone is amazing, teaching in the UAE here I am!