1. I forgot that a standard work week runs from Monday to Friday.
In the Middle East, our work week runs Sunday to Thursday to allow for Jumu’ah prayers, which occur every Friday. The Friday prayers are a communal experience, where those of the Muslim faith gather together. Throughout our time in the Middle East, we’ve always lived close to a mosque and hearing the call to prayer throughout the week is a peaceful reminder of where we live. Of course, firing up my computer at work on Sunday morning is a strange start to the week. A glance at my Instagram feed shows West Coast friends still out partying on their Saturday night. It’s also made for some tricky travel and holidays, but for the most part, we’ve adjusted.