Hello Everyone. Hope the start of your new year is going ok despite all of the change and uncertainty happening all around the world. This blog is not a place to discuss politics at all but I feel compelled to acknowledge things at least before I can even write another word or snap another picture.
Along with a few of my personal favourite 2017 new year resolutions, like carrying my camera with me everywhere, I am excited to make a fresh start for my blog, my creative journal, my behind the scenes, where I hope to continue to share my photography journey with you. So here goes...
Thought I'd start sharing more pics of where I live in Switzerland. Some of you have asked what's it like and I would love to show you the views and share what I've been up to out here. But wait, first here's a bit of background for those who may be just joining me on here. Originally from California, I have been living abroad now for 17 years!! Oh wow... when I say that out loud, I just can't believe it but it's true : / I think the term is called "expatriate" as we are not immigrants nor migrants. We have not given up our home citizenship or passports with intent to seek another citizenship nor are we fleeing war or economic hardships. We follow employment with visas through my husbands career in advertising and we have lived and worked in South East Asia and Europe for most of this time. I am American and my husband is British and we have raised three children moving around like this. I think the term for my children is "third culture kids" as they were born from two different cultures in addition to growing up in a third different culture. Confused yet? I'm not sure how to explain it, our life just worked out like this. It's been up and down and amazing and difficult just like any other life. The photographs above are from in and around our current little rented house in a small town on Lake Geneva in the French speaking part of Switzerland. We are surrounded by forest, lake and mountains, it's super lovely and quiet and I feel very lucky to be here. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Happy January everyone. Stay smart and hopeful and hang tough! x