Okay, I was going to do the typical morning post where you share what you ate for breakfast and what workout you did, but a few of you have asked "What brought me to Kuwait". So here is the story;
Joshua and I outside the Sultan Center in Fahaheel, Kuwait
My husband had been in the United States Marine Corps for four years. Once he got out back in September of 2011 we decided to move from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Virginia Beach, VA. We thought with his background it'd be easy to find a job. Wow, were we totally wrong. For me, yes, but for him it was nonexistant. He had turned in so many resumes, and applied to so many places and just couldn't win. Well March of this year, he finally got a call. It was for a Civilian Contracting job. They had seen his resume online, and were rather impressed by his qualifications. They told him information about the company, and where he'd have to go. Well here to find out he'd be here, in Kuwait and doing a rather similar job to what he did in the service. We talked about it that night, but never thought for a second he'd actually be offered the job. Wouldn't you know it, 2 days later he was offered the job. That was wonderful and all, but he pretty much had to give a yes or no answer that day as well.
Obviously, we said yes. The pay is good, and it was just another wonderful journey we'd be on together. The only downfall, he had to leave in less than a month. Ugh, talk about a lot of stress and mixed emotions! Not knowing when we'd actually be returning to the states, we decided to sell EVERYTHING in our apartment. Let me tell ya, trying to sell everything, cleaning up the apartment and still working a full time job, 40-50 hrs a week.. it was hard and very stressful. Once he left, I decided to stay back for the first month and moved back to PA to be with family and friends.
I came out here May 14th, and was completely culture shocked. I had a view in my head of how it would be/how it would look.. well my view wasn't all as accurate as I thought It'd be, haha. For the most part, people are so nice and very respectful. I'm not sure if you guys know it or not, but Kuwait is actually a very rich country because of the oil. Well, some of the "rich Kuwaitis" think it's okay to belittle anyone who is beneath them. It took and is still taking some time to get used too. Anyways.. so far, it's been such an exciting and fun learning experience. We've been able to explore so many nearby towns.. some beautiful and some not wonderful, ha. We've gotten a chance to leave the country and visit Dubai for the weekend (uhh AH-MAZING!). At this time, we aren't sure when we'll be back to the States, but for now that's okay. Were young, and wouldn't change this move for anything! Honestly, I couldn't feel more blessed and grateful for this opportunity we've been given.
Well I hope you enjoyed reading "What brought us to Kuwait". I'll be sharing pictures of our journey as well, but decided this post is quite lengthly already, haha!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY EVERYONE!!