Wednesday, September 10, 2014


So many people I know are leaving Kuwait permanently that it feels kinda weird.  Stella has been gone for a while now, but at least she's close in Dubai.  I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to Slaperella before she moved to Australia.  Butterfly flew the coop months ago and has her old gig back at CNN in Atlanta.

And now, come to find out (only through our shared part-time housekeeper) that Spanx is leaving after 5 years.  5 years?!  How did that happen?  It seems like just the other day I was introducing her to Butterfly and they were both newbies here.

I really don't socialize as much as I used to.  My time is filled with dogs (well, the big one mostly) and work.  My free time is now downtime or re-charge time and I swear I would never get to this place in life.

When did I get to be the kind of person who doesn't get around to see my friends that are leaving? Slaps and I have been friends for years, but then both of us got so busy and took different directions. I really should have called her (guilt...)

So for those friends that I haven't gotten around to see or to keep in touch with lately, I am sincerely sorry.  I should be a better friend.  I promise to get in touch soon.  I always tell other people that you can maintain friendships if you just MAKE the time to do it.  I need to take my own advice.


Crazy in Kuwait said...

Well, I don't plan on going anywhere so you have a blogger buddy here.

AmericanGirl said...

One of the more difficult parts of living in Kuwait for me was the fact that (other than the in laws) everyone was temporary. Even if they were locals. Eventually they would go on to get married, have children, and spend their days with their spouse, children, and other family members. Most of my Western friends were expats. Those friendships had an expiration date before even beginning. While all of my childhood friends were back home growing closer to one another, their family, and new friends, I was gone and experiencing one temporary friend after another.

I'm so sorry your friends are leaving. But you will make new ones. And until you do, you always have the ones who are still there... and the dogs :)

Desert Girl said...

AntiArab - You have some hatred issues and I'm not publishing that rant. Soooorry.