10 Years Later (Part II): Back to My Life, Back to My Swiss People

Writing part I of my 10 Years Later reflections was so easy. Talking about my experience of leaving Utah felt like a natural flow. Trying to encompass everything of actually living in Switzerland? Not so easy. I’ve literally spent the last 4 days trying to write part II and 14 revisions later, I realised it’s…

Daily Thought: A Funeral, Time and Freedom

I have spent the last 48 hours in a small town in Croatia. My husband’s grandmother passed away and we attended her funeral on Tuesday. It was a bitter sweet moment because she was the last parent to go for my father-in-law. The grandfather passed away almost 4 years ago and in a way, we…

Daily Thought: Why Did I Quit Blogging?

Why oh why did I quit blogging? Last night I found my old blog posts from 2010-2011 on a hard disk that my husband backed up. I totally forgot I had started with blogging so early on. I didn’t write many posts, but I wrote enough to capture one of the most life changing eras…

I want to go to sleep. Is that so bad?

It’s 10:30pm, it’s raining and the only thing that sounds good is my bed. I’m so tired that all I want to do is sleep. These feelings are conflicting. I got home from work at 8pm, cleaned a little bit, prepared dinner and ate with my husband. It was 9:45pm when we finished eating and…

Education Is More Than School

When we hear the word education, we should not just think of a Master’s degree or school. When we hear education we should think of education in the world. Education in humanity and in our ability to be “smart” in the way we treat each other and everything around us. Education should not be limited…

The Quickest and Easiest Way to Happiness

Today I took a short spontaneous walk through the forest near my house. With Spotify playing my classical music playlist, I began walking while looking up at the sun smiling down at me. The forest has a bare look from the fallen leaves of Winter and the birds are more visible than ever. The spontaneous walk was…