In 2012 when I was joining Emirates and moving halfway across the world , I received lots of advice.
“What are you thinking?! You can’t be serious. You don’t love your family?! And don’t want to be near them?”
“That’s a Muslim country. Aren’t you Christian? Won’t they throw you in jail?”
And I went for it.
At the end of 2016 when I said I was quitting Emirates and moving home, everyone had lots of advice:
“What are you thinking!! You can’t quit without having anything lined up. Are you crazy?!”
“You are going to be so depressed. You will regret this.”
And I went for it .
Both times , when I was joining Emirates and then quitting , people thought I was crazy.
I never regretted moving to Dubai. And I still have had not one bit of regret leaving.
I enjoyed my 4 years there.
It’s been 6 months since I moved back.
I am enjoying being home. I don’t have to fight jet lag or count down my days of when I have to leave.
And I get to spend my time with these three (and their moms!).