Mark and I celebrated our 1 year Swiss anniversary on June 25th (we had a toast to it on our cruise)! It was one year ago on that day that our plane touched down in Switzerland and we started a new chapter in our lives. Looking back over the past 12 months, I can't believe how time has flown. There were a lot of ups and downs, but I can say there were no moments of regret. Moving abroad, especially to a country with a different language, has thrown us a lot of curve balls, but I think we have learned a lot from our experiences...and have a lot more to learn!
Life in Switzerland has taught us a lot: learning French, use of public transportation...yes, I can say we have run for a lot of buses and trains!, no shopping on Sundays, living on cheese and chocolate, and so much more. Yes, there are days of frustration when lack of communication can be a real issue, but life goes on. We have slowly started to acclimate ourselves to the European lifestyle and continue to do so (or at least try!) everyday.
One of the things I feel so lucky about is the amount of travel that we have gotten to do in just one year. In that time period, we have experienced London and Paris twice, the Oktoberfest in Munich, the Italian island of Sicily, snowboarding in the Swiss Alps and so much more!
So here's to our Swiss Year #2...may it bring us many more grand adventures!