I started this whole process over three years and I was turned down by ADEC and AUSK. I took the last three years and worked on me. I obtained more experience as a classroom teacher, returned to school and earned my Masters Degree and Reading Specialist Certification, resigned from my job, taught college course, coached teachers and grew personally and professionally. Then I started this process over and made sure nothing stood in my way. I feel vindicated. There are no goals unattainable if you really want it.
This is a big life change and it is scary but what’s even scarier is not taking this chance. Qatar feels right. What really won me over (beside the benefits), was the communication and openness of the people at Qatar Foundation. I have prayed and prayed and I am going in Eyes Wide Open. Qatar was the last place I applied to, the last place I interviewed for but the first to give me an offer. So I signed my contract and sent it off because sometimes you have to go with your gut.
Afterwards I called my mom and told her the news. She took it better than I thought. Since then I have put it out there to the world via Facebook and finally invited people to take this journey with me and my family and follow my blog.