In general, Kuwait is a pretty easy place to live. We work at a good school. We can speak English pretty much everywhere. There are a ton of Western amenities (there are more American restaurants here then there are in Holland & Battle Creek combined). We make enough to travel where & when we want to. We belong to a beautiful gym. In general, our daily life isn’t too bad.
However it’s not always that simple. Kuwait is a dry country and thus there are none of the activities typically associated with alcohol. We can’t just go hang out at the bar for the evening. There aren’t professional sports. You can’t really take a weekend trip anywhere in the country. There’s only 1 geographical feature (and we’ve been there). You get the idea. What we’ve figured out is that this is a place where it is up to YOU to seek out your own happiness. It is not going to come to you. There is a lot of stuff happening in Kuwait but you just have to find it.
Here’s what I/we’ve been up to:
- October 19 – Infusionkw 2-hour workshop at Nourish
- October 21 – Caveboy Grubs 2-hour workshop at Nourish
- October 22-26 – hosted a coach/teacher from ACS (in Jordan) during Academic Games
- October 23 – saw Stomp for free (our tickets were valued at 60KD per person)
- October 25 – did 5 hours of yoga at Yogafest (a charity event)
- October 27 – private antique museum tour (a Kuwaiti man has turned his basement into a museum)
This weekend is Halloween (even though we can’t celebrate it at school). Trick-or-treating for staff kids is on Friday night and then there’s an adult costume party. 7 Market is Friday and Saturday. And finally Qout Market is back on Saturday…so excited!!! There’s a lot going on…you just have to seek out what you’re passionate about and make your own happiness.