It all started with Daniel , yes like the Daniel who took a trip to the Lions Den. Daniel fasted because he wanted a closer walk with the BIG guy for us it was bit of the same but I think more a yearning for direction. We knew we where on the brink of something, lots of opputunities coming our way after a rather intense season and I guess we just wanted general direction or an affirmation that the greatest power that is was doing the steering.
So we decided for the second time in 2008 to follow Daniels lead and do the Daniels fast.
Now Life at the time was generally good ….both the fiance and I where climbing the corporate ladder travelling all expenses paid, representing our companies on an international level even international media , and every now and then I also got to be the bella of the ball (oh how I loved dressing up for those gala dinners!).
Then one day, a rather nice day actually, a cool breeze through the house, children playing outside (not mine), my two dogs sitting next to me when the phone rings …and like most housewives in Dubai … that’s probably when it all actually starts …..
My other half was on a business trip and called to tell me he got offered a job, at first I thought well ok, since this seemed to be happening a lot these days but then he went on to say ….its in another country …. abu dhabi!
“a little island near dubai “
“you could probably get a transfer”
“we will go for just 2 years”
“it’s the perfect spot to travel from …. We could save a bit …. A little adventure before we get married and settle down …. “
A good offer to explore a new land at a time your praying for direction ….. there wasn’t too much to think about here so
3 weeks later he was in the UAE, 3 months later I got a transfer, 6 months later we where expecting our first child, (after being told by 3 gynea’s over a period of 4 years that children may or may not be in the cards for us.
So while I gave up a lot …a friend even described it as career suicide I have gained so much … and the initial year in dubai felt like small scale torture …I will not lie!…. But I have since made amazing friends who also swopped fancy careers for days that toss between scummy mummy to (we hope) yummy mummy …. I know without doubt coming to Dubai and wearing the title of “Dubai Housewife” was probably the best thing that has come my way …..