I miss having the beach at my doorstep. When we lived in Marina it was so easy to leave the house and walk to amazing food spots right on the beach. Growing up in California beach life has always been a big part of me. And that’s something that I will probably always truly miss aside from all the lovely friends I made there. Another thing I will miss is how close you become with friends. Most turn into family.
How is little Isabelle handling the cold weather of the UK? She’s picked up a couple of small colds but she gets soooo excited when the cold breeze hits her face. I think she’s handled it much better than me haha.
What advice would you give to families leaving Dubai to relocate? Honestly, I would make sure you’re 100% set on your decision, it’s such a big change that you can’t go into it half-hearted, I say this because most people will take a pay cut and a completely new lifestyle. Some days you’ll find yourself sat, missing Dubai and your old life that you’ll need to remind yourself why you left in the first place, I sure do! I think if I was moving from Dubai to Cali I would probably be too busy to think about Dubai that often, but moving from such a fast paced city to the countryside has been the most difficult challenge. I do love my new life and the people here are lovely but it will probably take me a few years to get accustomed.
On the other hand, it’s so refreshing to be around fresh air and seasons again. The UK is filled with so many beautiful places to go on road trips too. I have fresh food on my doorstep and summer is no longer going to be a struggle! I look forward to spending more time with the family and making lots of memories.
Dubai you always hold a big place in my heart…