I’ve been wifi-less for over two months now, part of the reason why I haven’t been seen much on here! I have intentions of getting something organised as of tomorrow; no tv, no wifi……I have read all the books I came here with now.
Life has been going well alhamdulillah. There is no question that my confidence is sky high. One of the biggest things I have come to realise is that I make friends easily, something which worried me a lot before I came out here. I have a social circle and don’t find it difficult to go up to people, introduce myself and invite them out for a coffee/lunch/dinner. Ofcourse, my social circle might also be to do with the fact that I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some lovely people since being here who were happy to entertain me.
I am confident around men. This one has been a major breakthrough. In the society I’m currently working in, it is somewhat difficult to get close to the native woman. They are extremely reserved, have lived a life where their fathers/brothers/husbands do everything for them and generally are not very inclusive. The native men are similar in that they are reserved however seem to have a little more personality and it is easier to be friendly with them.
I have a “love actually” situation going on right now. Through my work, I have met a lovely Egyptian man. There is nothing at all going on between us. He helped me out in a slightly bizarre situation when I was followed by a man for about an hour. I bumped into alpha male Egyptian who came to my rescue, barking out a few words and causing pervo to go scurrying. Since then, he checks in to make sure everything is ok. He is lovely, can speak enough English to have a conversation but nothing deep. Until I improve my Arabic or he improves his English, I don’t think much will be happening on that front. Well there’s the added matter that he has never implied he likes me but hey, a girl can dream!