THIS is my official first blog. Back in May, I received a job offer to teach abroad in the United Arab Emirates on a 2-year contract, teaching English to children. It is part of the new reform to enable their children to all become bi-literate. Yes- it is on the other side of the world Yes- I have never lived more than 3 miles from where I grew up Yes- I’m TERRIFIED……but I have also never been someone to turn away from something because of fear. (not to mention I will be making over DOUBLE the measly salary I am making now) Now that I know I will be teaching at a demonstration school that has the best of technology, I am very anxious to start this adventure. My goal is to blog the good, the bad, and the ugly, over these next couple of years as a way to keep my friends and family informed to the adventures of this Arizona Gal. Not to mention- I’m hoping it will help me keep my sanity???? Stay tuned…… plane leaves in August! (oh yes, I still have NO idea when I’m leaving- so bags are tentatively packed until then) sigh…….