It's harvest time. Fall is the beginning of an end. And yet the colors are breath-taking. Beautiful, yet final.
Change is bittersweet. Living in Switzerland has changed me in ways I've never expected. It was a huge push of our reset button bringing petty stresses to a halt and opening us to new experiences that would change the very core of our values. The language barrier and ridiculous store hours turned our world upside down, changing all of our routines from when we worked and played to and how and when we ate. Yet, I've never felt more grounded in my life. It's strange how traditional social norms and cultural boundaries can can make you feel so free.
It's hard to let go of something that has brought nothing but clarity, freedom and contentment. While things may never be the same--change is always inevitable--I hope I will always feel this grounded and at peace with myself as I am right now.
No cash for the treat jar but you'd like to show the love? No problem! Connect with me on LinkedIn and endorse my creative writing skills. Thanks for the love!
"Your project is guaranteed to meet superior Siberian standards or I will fatally masticate it. You have my "woo" on that!"
"I keep your project safe from crows, coyotes, and flies. I prefer to be paid in salmon treats and tennis balls."
"I manage the treat jar & the staff's daily payroll of cookies and bones. The staff is excellent at math and let me know when I come up short."