August 09, 2012

Back to the desert

I'm going back to Abu Dhabi tomorrow night. I didn't realize I was going to be so upset about it. I haven't cried manically or anything, but I'm just feeling very much in a funk. Tonight I went out with two good guy friends for trivia night and it was just a normal time out shooting the shit, but it was great.   I have some really awesome friends here.

And then there's just the city. I overheard a guy say something to his friend about the "loca cavrona" and I miss overhearing Spanish. Even the subway rides, listening to my overly ghetto music choices, surrounded by people I feel a solidarity with solely because we share that which is New York life. The people watching is improved by the empathy of that kindred connection. I get New Yorkers in a way that I will never get Abu Dhabians.

My friend who convinced me to go to Abu Dhabi with her just got a job teaching in the Bronx. I have never been more jealous of a person in my life. She gets to stay here and start that life, while I have to go back to the desert and continue that life for at least another year.

My life there isn't that bad. And I know part of it is probably the return to obligations and not being on vacation... it's really not that bad. I'll be just fine.


  1. Maybe you're feeling homesick of some sort? I'm sorry. P: You'll get to start that kind of life sometime, too. Right now, the timing is just off.

    I'm sorry. :( I hope your flight went well, and I wish you lots of luck.

  2. I think you are just feeling homesick. My mom always says she'll never feel at home in the US. When I go to Beijing, I even miss all the bad things about New York.

    You're going to be fine if it's at least one more year. Personally I'd rather be in Abu Dhabi than the Bronx. :P

  3. Even though you feel homesick, I feel hopeful that you'll move back to America soon! It looks like your experience in Abu Dhabi will not be taken lightly. :D