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Friday, March 9, 2012

Leaving on a jet plane

I'm sitting in the airport in Cairo at 7 am waitin for my flight to board.

This morning we leave sand and sun for Scottish highlands. We're flying to Glasgow and I am so excited it's a little ridiculous. We've spent too much time in the middle east this year, traveling to Istanbul, upper Egypt and Jordan. Those trips were all amazing, but it starts to wear you down after awhile, the lack of greenery.

So I'm very excited and cant wait to eat a traditional English fry up breakfast, drink amazing tea, see men in kilts and walk through mountains and lakes. I'm already sighing in appreciation.

On a writerly note, I got my first rejection letter today! That exclamation note was purposeful. I'm actually really excited about it because it makes me feel like I've finally moved into the realm of being a real writer.

This excitement will probably not last very long as more rejections mount on my head, but for now I'm content.

Gotta get on that plane! To all my traveling Cairo friends, safe travels!


  1. Congrats on the rejection!!

    Wait...haha :)

    But in all seriousness. Good for you for getting the ball rolling and keep that mindset you have. There are going to be far more rejections than not. But there's no possible way you'll move your career forward without getting your work out there. And that means getting those rejections :)

    Have fun in Scotland!

  2. Do you realise you are living my book...? It goes from Egypt to Cairo to... I'm not gonna tell you what happens next, and just wait and see if you end up there... LOL

    Glad you have such a positive attitude about the reject. Every reject out of the way is one step closer to the offer :)

    Have have fun in Glasglow. We had huge issues understanding the accent of taxi drivers, I couldn't get my head around we were both talking English but neither of us could understand the other person!

    1. That should read "It goes from Egypt to Scotland to..."

      Doesn't reflect well on my proof reading skills :)

    2. Anita, I've already experienced what you're talking about with the accents. A very sweet man in a gas station was getting me some food and asked me a question, but I had absolutely no idea what he was saying. My husband and brother in law said I was just standing there looking lost. Luckily we rented a car, so we won't have to worry about the taxi situation!

  3. I would love to see Egypt but I would never go during all of this political upheaval. I'd be nervous as hell.

    1. Michael, don't let all the political hype on the news scare you. There are rough parts of the city because of demonstrations, but Cairo is massive, we just avoid those parts and go about our lives.