I am a black women teaching and living in Kuwait with natural hair. I point those specific things out not to separate myself from others, but to explain that these are parts of me. I am not sure why you are here reading, but is to my purpose to present my perspective on life. My hope is that you will finish reading feeling encouraged to be yourself and want to come back for more inspiration. I have many stories to tell and at this moment I want to open up about my natural hair journey. It is my intention to be transparent about my life and share things along the way. So the next couple of weeks my natural hair journey will be the focus.
When I was searching for overseas teaching jobs on Teach Away, everybody was talking about Dubai. I heard that Dubai was like Disneyland for adults. I mention in my other post how I watched videos about what’s it like to live in Dubai. I put my search to rest to get through my first year of teaching. I finished my first year successfully passing all the necessary test. As soon as I started my second year teaching I started my job search again. This time I was sure I would find something.
I get asked why I chose Kuwait as a place to teach and the simple answer is because I wanted to teach abroad. I love being in Kuwait and I love my experience, but Kuwait wasn’t my first choice. Here is the story of how I choose Kuwait. I had a lot to say about this so I broke it up into two parts. This part will be about how and why I decided to teach abroad.
This will be my fourth year of teaching and I will not lie and say that the past three years have been easy. People think that it’s easy being a teacher because we have breaks and summers off, but what about the energy we exert the rest of the year? We teachers need those breaks. Think about most jobs, do you take work home and deal with twenty-five different personalities daily? Anyone who thinks teaching is easy should be a teacher for a couple of hours. It will not take long to see that teaching is not an easy job, we just have a nice schedule. While I get summers and holidays off, there are 10 things that some people don’t know about teaching. Read More