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Hoo-boy! So things are spiralling rapidly towards the future! But let's back up, and track how it's come to this point.

  1. I decided I wanted to be a freelance writer.

  2. I put out my CV into the world.

  3. I received a job offer as a contracted writer in the education sector, which I had to turn down because of the hella long notice period required of teachers.

  4. I handed in my notice.

  5. I thought, off-hand, about looking for teaching jobs abroad.

  6. I looked at teaching jobs abroad.

  7. I applied for a bunch (literally, like, 100).

  8. I signed up for 10 agencies.

  9. I was offered two jobs, and rejected both as unsuitable.

  10. I signed up for one more agency.

  11. I got a job in Fujairah, that starts in August.

And that's where it's at! Wow! School ends here next Friday, and I fly out on 19th August. I'll be down in London tomorrow sorting out some paperwork. It's kind of crazy that 4 months ago I was all gung-ho about leaving teaching entirely. Not anymore, it seems.

Also, my family are looking to move to the Orkneys in 3 years' time, so there's that to look forward to as well.

All aboard the Emirates Express!

Date: 2015-07-12 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordsofastory.livejournal.com
Oh, wow! Congratulations! :D

I lived in Oman briefly a few years ago and really enjoyed my time there. I hope you have a great experience too.

Date: 2015-07-12 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadagaski.livejournal.com
I'm going to visit Oman whilst I'm over there. Any recommendations?

Date: 2015-07-13 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordsofastory.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, I was working pretty intensely, so I didn't get to see a lot of the sights (and the one time my coworkers did go off to visit a beach, I was sick!). If you happen to be there at the right time of year, the Muscat Festival is really awesome too.

The Old Palace in Muscat was very cool, as was the old souq (I mean, it's mainly selling tourist trinkets, but still neat to walk through). If you have the chance to get into the interior at all, I was really excited to actually see a desert with sand dunes, and the old oasis towns are just beautiful. There's also the really cool Bronze Age "beehive" tombs; they're scattered all over, but there's a couple concentrations that have been designated World Heritage Sites.

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