Moving to Dubai!
In less than a month, I’m moving to Dubai.
I’m taking all this freelancing and writing and shifting in-house to Motivate Publishing, the Gulf’s leading publisher of magazines and books.
You could say they have a few outlets…
The kind of writing I do – long form, slightly flippant, occasionally excited, sometimes sad – is suited to magazines.
While I’ll be working across a few of their titles, I’ll be writing in particular for Jumeirah, a high-end luxury magazine. This means I’ll cover everything from arts to culture to travel to fashion.
I’m excited about this next step. I want an editor to help shape my words. I want to be surrounded by a team of journalists, not just myself. I want to learn, grow, and do such with a focus on writing.
This step feels right.
Then there’s the region itself. I lived out in Doha, Qatar, for a spell while working with ABODE Magazine. I know things are slightly different. Yet that’s true of every culture, every society.
It’s part of what I love about new places.
My only sadness comes in leaving the close friends I now consider family, a lovely group of colleagues, and the country that I have grown to love.
But I’m not gone for good. Just for now.
Just for a new adventure.