Nova Scotia, Canada – Home After 4 Years in Qatar

Coming home meant a continuum of emotions, along with lots of to-do lists, as we became Canadian residents again while starting our life here with everything we gained in Qatar. Settling into 5th Wheel Living This was a rigamarole of making our way through campsites until we finally found what we were looking for: free….

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…

2018 International Week at American School of Doha – Moments!

After a long run of very little breaks since the start of school in August, everyone was very ready for this fun filled week of activities, food and celebration! Time to sign where I’m from! Traditional Arabic Clothing Wearing my abaya and shayla to school! Raina wears a headscarf everyday, but not an abaya.  Sadia…