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These Open Doors

These Open Doors

October 29, 2012
Posted in: Totally Random | Reading Time: 2 minutes

By the end of this week, we'll be living back at our home in California. I'm looking forward to things like the dog door, soft water, reverse osmosis drinking water, Mexican food, Japanese food, clothes shopping, stores open at reasonable hours and my old yoga studio. Not to mention food labels in English and not having to panic every time I need to use the phone to call a handy man.

So why does my heart feel so bad?
Mr. Wild Dingo and I are sad beyond belief to leave Switzerland. It's hard to leave a place that has not only healed me, mind, body and spirit, but has brought us both so much needed clarity. And we've made many friends---some I hope lifelong. The truth is, living here has opened doors for us professionally, socially and culturally.  It's opened our eyes to opportunities we never even considered and our hearts to what's really important. It's given us new focus for our future and renewed goals. While we're looking forward to going home to California, we're also committed to paying attention to how we want to live and enjoy the rest of our life. And that means much more travel and adventures await all four of us.

Change is hard. But we can't go wrong with any of these open doors.

Here are some of our favorite memories of our two years in Switzerland.



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14 comments on “These Open Doors”

  1. Oh my what a beautiful video. I feel sad too that im loosing you as my European neighbours. Good luck with the move back home, hope it all goes smoothly. Look forward to reading your posts from across the pond and hearing about your travels. Suerte.

  2. When we left our comment yesterday, we had no idea the return home was coming so soon. To us it seems like that time flew by. We have so enjoyed all your posts and commentary and gorgeous photos. But we will be ready to see what life holds back home too. Hope this storm doesn't interfere too much with your flights back.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. What an amazing two years you've had - what a gift. So glad you've gotten clarity and focus, though we will miss the beautiful scenery and adventures! The "Golden State" awaits. Looking forward to your return.

  4. Good luck with your move back. Hope it all goes well. You've got lots of incredible pictures to go along with some awesome memories. C'est magnifique!

    Tank's Asst.

  5. Oh my goodness...you guys are coming back home? I will miss seeing all these beautiful photos. I hope this was planned and is a good change for you. 🙂

  6. Julie, will miss your posts on living in a foreign country. I hope you will have a stress free travel home with the 2 favorites! But at least it is California! And warm! And the great restaurants in Los Gatos again.

  7. It sounds like Switzerland was a land of goodness for all of you. You'll take all of that with you when you journey home. Have a safe trip.

    Mango Momma

  8. Has it really been two years??? It has been a two-year treat to see your beautiful photos and read about the excellent adventures of you Wild Dingos & Loki & Juno.... what an awesome experience you've had! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    bon voyage, we'll be waiting to hear you've all arrived safe & sound!

    love & kisses,
    jack, moo & pat-a-roo

  9. Wow ! I look forward to seeing all of you again. I am curious how the "kids" act when they see me. What a great video. Memories. See you soon.

  10. Wow, your time in Switzerland has gone by fast for all of us who read your blog. I can tell that it's been an amazing experience for all of you. I imagine that you're back in CA now, and we can't wait to hear from you again.

  11. I can't believe it's been two years already! It would be very hard for me to leave and come back, too. Hopefully, your future adventures will take you to all kinds of fantastic places!

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