A good year

The return to Zurich is weighing heavy on my mind. It will involve three little people, five suitcases, some carry-ons, and only one responsible adult who does not bear up well under pressure or a lack of sleep. Our last trip ended with my son’s (possibly accurate) observation that I wasn’t ‘setting a very good example’. You might agree if you believe yelling at one’s kids and generally acting like a crazy person is considered a bad example.

Our time here in the US has been all kinds of wonderful. Being with friends and family who know my true self, and still like me in spite of it, fills up the fissures and cracks that have appeared over the last year of living away. Having said that, I am excited about this next year in Switzerland. It is likely that we will return to the US next summer, so there is a lifetime of travel to be squeezed into a very short twelve months. There are new friends to make and expat friends to keep. Mountain views to be enjoyed and forest paths to run. Kids to raise and laundry to complain about.

It’s going to be a good year. A very good year.

Do you have big plans for this next school year? And by big, I mean anything from the care and keeping of your family to trying a new hair color.