Making Friends as an Expat

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I’ve been thinking today about how much happier I am since making some really wonderful friends! I touched on this on my last post, but some days I can’t believe the change. Of course, I’m still homesick quite often, but I’m starting to finally get my bearings, feel at home, and actually LIKE living here! Making friends in a new culture isn’t always easy, so I’ve thought of some good tips and I realized I should have been better in the past on doing these things as well. Continue reading “Making Friends as an Expat”

Snow Day Part 1!

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Hey Everyone! It has been snowing here non-stop, and even as  I sit here writing, we have just over a foot and it is STILL coming down heavily. We had plans to go skiing today, but alas, it doesn’t look like we will be able to make it up the mountain, as visibility is low and the roads are completely covered! So……looks like we will be playing around here and I’ve been driving Dragan crazy all morning singing, “Do you wanna build a snowman…..”, although Jasper loves when I sing. I can tell. 🙂

The first night we were able to get some amazing shots Continue reading “Snow Day Part 1!”

Is it Raining or Snowing on the Alps?

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Good morning to all of my American friends. 🙂 It’s just after noon here and today is one of those rainy but freezing days where you just want to rain to become snow, as that would be much more pleasant. I can’t seem to motivate myself to go do much other than take Jasper out. I had hoped to ski today, but not in this……! ( Continue reading “Is it Raining or Snowing on the Alps?”

Je Suis Cozy

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Hey everyone. 🙂 I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. I just love Sundays as I’ve always viewed them as the most lazy day. In NYC, I always shopped or leisurely walked the city after church, and growing up, we always made Sunday a day for just relaxing with no agenda. As it’s winter, don’t we all just want to stay in a bit more…..cuddle up a bit closer…..and indulge in catching up on movies, shows and books? Well, I know I do!( Continue reading “Je Suis Cozy”

Strolling along St Prex…..

One of the most difficult things to deal with when moving to a foreign country, is the difficulty of making friends. Not just people to grab a coffee with and talk the basics, but a real friend that you can laugh and be silly around and just be comfortable around. At least for me, this is very important. I’ve made a few of these friends that I’m incredibly grateful to know, and most recently I’ve met a girl who is going through the exact same transition as me……it feels like I’ve known her a long time. Great!( Continue reading “Strolling along St Prex…..”

Being an American in Europe

Good Morning.

Over the past year, I’ve been trying to learn how to live over here, and although at times it is spectacular…….there are times I want to pull my hair out.

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Last night was one of them.( Continue reading “Being an American in Europe”

Pretty in Pink Day in Geneva with Jasper!

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Hello everyone!

Today was the last of our lazy days as Dragan goes back to work tomorrow. We didn’t want to do much, so after Almond Croissants, I made myself go for a run with my friend Miriana and then we decided to head into Geneva. We wanted Starbucks and today was a lovely day for it, with temperatures in the high 50’s and the sun shining overhead! ( Continue reading “Pretty in Pink Day in Geneva with Jasper!”

Can You Go Home Again?

I’ve been in Ohio just over one week, and after living oversees for roughly a year, it is the first time I’ve ever been “homesick”. I’m not talking about homesick for the States, as I’ve experienced that all year long, but I feel homesick for my little spot in the world, straddling the border of France and Switzerland. It’s funny how you start to change when you don’t even know you are changing. Granted, I miss my husband, Dragan, and the routines we were getting into and the fun places we get to visit, but it’s more than that. I miss the scenery (I suppose living in the Swiss Alps spoils you), I miss my home, and weirdly, I miss the struggles I was facing. How bizarre. So, I thought I would create a little list of things you experience as an expat on the Swiss French border when you go back home to your country. This could obviously apply to expats everywhere but as I’m living in one of the most stunning places on Earth, some of my experiences I’ve learned are charmed.

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