A few days ago, on July 11, a friend of ours proudly proclaimed “Happy Kaustiversary” to us. Kevin and I looked at one another and back at her with embarrassment – we had completely forgotten it was the second anniversary of our move to KAUST. I must admit, it is one awesome friend who remembers when you moved!
As I reflect back on the last two years here, I am reminded just how truly lucky we are. This year – like most of the last few years – has been a year of positive change in our lives. The most notable change being the birth of baby Jordan.
In our first KAUSTiversary post, I wrote about a few of the reasons we love living at KAUST – and I still love all those things. As I reflect back on the last 12 months at KAUST a theme emerges in my mind: being the change you want to see in the world.
This year, instead of ignoring or being frustrated by problems in my community, I did my best to create solutions. It’s so empowering to see problems turned into solutions and frustrations turned into opportunities. I love the feeling associated with creating simple solutions and positive change.
There are so many people here at KAUST who want to make this university and the community that supports it as successful as it can be. Thank you to all of you who have worked hard to create a better community for all of us to share.