One post ago I mentioned that I was going to be moving. At the time, I didn’t really believe it. Even though I was packing and having such a difficult time deciding which books I should take with me, it still hadn’t sunk it that in a few days time I was going to find myself in an entirely different country. For some reason this made me very depressed, and I was susceptible to random bouts of crying.
Thankfully, that’s behind me now. I guess I should give a bit more information… I’ve moved to Dubai, UAE. Some of you might remember that I’ve spent the first 19 years of my life there before eventually going to Lebanon. This country is more of a home to me than my actual home country. It’s where I grew up, it’s where I feel comfortable, it’s where I feel free to be myself. It’s changed a bit in the few years I was away, it grew and developed… but I still see in it the home I once left behind.
But I’m happy now. I’m starting my independent life. I take the metro to work every day, I have morning walks by the edge of the lake on my way to the office, I’m taking charge of my work, I’m hunting for an apartment, I’m getting all my paperwork in order… and I’m also of course discovering all the new dessert spots in town. 😉
Now I understand Gloria Jean’s Coffees has branches all over the world, but this is the first time I’ve tried anything from it. But oh my was it delicious. The cakes were absolutely swoon-worthy and I loved the toffee nut chiller was super yummy.
I will try my best to keep up with the blogosphere, but my life just got a tonne more hectic and demanding. Besides work (I’m a translator for a tourism company – it’s fun!) and the hunt for the perfect apartment, there’s also the tiny little bit about possibly attempting NaNoWriMo this year to finish either editing my novels or writing Penny For Your Dreams. Though I will be making a post soon about the awesome bookshop that will now become my new haunt!
Had anything sweet lately? Will you be attempting NaNoWriMo this year? Any fun stories to share? 😀