Thursday, June 5, 2008

The countdown is on!

We leave in less than 2 months!



So, this is my blog. I'm not really the blogging type. I hate computers. I don't really like the internet. If it were up to me, we'd still be writing with fountian pens on that crinkly brown Constitution paper. Sigh. The point of this whole thing is to eventually keep my friends and family apprised of my life in Egypt. Why Egypt??? It all started about a year ago when I met the man of my dreams...



Ira and I fell for each other right away. We had a whirlwind romance of sorts and got married last month in the most soul-stirring ceremony you can imagine. He's an English professor and has taken a job teaching at the American University in Cairo. Cairo. In Egypt. In Africa. Not anywhere near my family or friends or Starbucks. Whoa. Ok. So, how does a girl who is addicted to lattes, Kate Spade, and the occasional cocktail feel about moving halfway around the world? She's scared out of her mind. Now, don't get me wrong, the whole moving with my new husband to a big city to have a big adventure thing is going to be awesome. The whole leaving everyone else I've ever loved and the town that I grew up in, not so awesome. So what do I do? I don't think I can jump in head first and pretend that I'm not scared, but I don't think I should let that fear take over either. I think I should jump in feet first...and maybe hold my nose...

Mostly, I afraid I'm not going to find a yoga studio that's right for me. This is going to be as important as finding the right doctor or church is for most people. I know I'm going to need that space to feel like I'm connected to something, before I have the chance to make some friends.

Now, what to pack? What to leave behind? Will the Sex and the City movie be everything we hope it will???

Until next time...

2 comments:

Lauren said...

This is a good idea! And you will find a good studio there. But you forgot to mention in this blog the part about how you have promised to come home once a month, remember?

mirogal said...

Jenna--I am starting at the beginning. Scrolling backwards and stopping to read here and there--I can tell this is going to be interesting! Let's see...it is sept. 24 in america. I did yoga today, and I think of you doing your practice in one of the cradles of civilization. and the yogic ties that bind!
Sharon (Watts)