Saying Goodbye – American School of Doha – Final Assembly

Having to leave this job was the hardest part of leaving Qatar. Period. The ASD final assembly happened in May, while we were in India. I added it here now, before I start our repatriation blogs back into Canada!! Saying goodbye was heartbreaking…. The final assembly of the year was the time to say goodbye…

Saying Goodbye to American School of Doha – Part III – Hardest of All – The Kids..

I’ve worked as a para-educator for 10 years or so.  I’ve worked in public education with special needs children, children with behavior issues and inner-city children whose way of life wasn’t easy. Now, I’ve worked at a private, not-for-profit International American school in the Middle East.  Most students I supported are expat children who usually…

Saying Goodbye to American School of Doha – Part II – My Coworkers – My Friends!

This was impossible to do.  Period. I’m still in shock. My heart still hasn’t accepted that I’m not working with these amazing people anymore. I didn’t get pictures of everyone because I was so, SO overwhelmed with the day and saying goodbye.  Sometimes I just didn’t know what to say.  I just cried. Or walked…

Saying Goodbye to American School of Doha – Part I – My Everyday Routine

This was THE hardest day of having to leave Qatar.  I took one day only to do everything ASD – American School of Doha – because of the emotional pain of leaving. This included bringing my fish and indoor plants to their new ASD owners, signing my resignation papers, cleaning out my locker, taking pictures and saying…

Small Moments To Remember Within Our Compound – Al Jazeera Compound 1

These pictures I took within our final two days in Qatar.  They really are for Michael and I to remember what our life looked like inside the walls of our compound and its surrounding area. AL Jazeera Compound 1 I’ll start this with our Villa!  Villa #152! Noah Noah!!!  I’m going to miss Noah!!  He…

The Avatars’ Final Practice Together

With Adrian, the other guitarist, leaving Qatar, The Avatars had their final practice together.  Adrian’s leaving was the final push for Michael to end the band. He was becoming weary of the amount of time it takes to manage a band of expats; band members are extremely busy, follow different work schedules therefore making practices…