Author Archives: HeartFacesWest

About HeartFacesWest

Working Empty-Nest Wife/Mom/Grammie. Soon to be a trailing spouse and moving 8,194 miles across the world. Trying to document the experience from preparing to move and all the changes and opportunities that I will experience.

My morning walk

I love the neighborhood that I live in – it is perfect for taking walks.  Great trails and parkland.  I need to walk early in the day now because we hit triple digits by afternoon.  When I walk in Green … Continue reading

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Mitigating Culture Shock

Eliminating culture shock, I believe is virtually impossible.  However, knowledge is power and learning as much as one can on what to expect can certainly lessen the blow. When I was in my early 30s with three little kids, we … Continue reading

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New beginnings

About two months ago, my recently laid-off husband (whom I will affectionately refer to as Siggy  (the alias he selected for the blogosphere, short for “Significant Other”) admitted to applying for a job in Abu Dhabi.  I knew he had … Continue reading

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