So… we had a lot of drama on our last day in the desert. I’m not going to go into it yet, as I have a lot of bad words that I still want to say about the whole situation and the time is not quite right. I’m so angry and hurt by the issues we faced that it left a horrible taste in my mouth for Bahrain and our school. It’s why I haven’t written in a while- I wasn’t sure I could be positive or even appreciative of my last four years. So I waited. And I will continue to wait to tell you the story. But, trust me when I say- DO NOT fly with your pets on Qatar Airways.
The last 25 days in Bahrain were an absolute whirl-wind of activity, hanging out, visiting, packing, and nostalgia. I had moments of tears, and moments of ‘I can’t freaking wait to get out of here.’ Mostly, it was fun and a little sad, knowing I wouldn’t be seeing some of my friends for a while… and some never again. We (international teachers) always act like we’ll see each other again. And in many cases, we might. Unfortunately, more times than not, ‘see you later’ really is goodbye. And you never know who that’s going to apply to. There will be friends that we will make an effort to see again and there will be others who are part of great memories. Either way, saying goodbye is hard and I don’t think it’s sunk in that I won’t be seeing some of my favorite faces again next year. But that’s part of the adventure. There will be new friends, new adventures, new stories… and photos with greenery!
Anyway, here are the last 25 days of our four years in Bahrain. Goodbye desert. You will be missed.