Thursday, 26 April 2012

Flying Over

Frankfurt, 8:40AM
Dear family and friends,

I try to make an effort to remember goodbyes – it’s hard to say when I will next see those that I am bidding farewell, and I want to savour the details. But, as I sit in the Frankfurt Flughafen (airport) waiting for my second flight to board, I feel like I’m in a completely different universe and those goodbyes seem extremely far away.  It’s strange to think that just over 12 hours ago I was finishing up packing my room and saying goodbye to my friends in Guelph.

I had a pleasant flight. I watched the Muppet Movie (hilarious) and a few episodes of Community (equally hilarious).  I slept for about an hour, but had some coffee boost my energy.  It’ll be about 3 or 4 hours until I get home and have the opportunity to sleep (probably about 6AM Ontario time), and I’ll probably pass out on the car ride home.  What I’m not looking forward to is having to manoeuvre my two 50lb suitcases onto buses and trams, but then after that I get to see my parents for the first time in four months, so I won’t complain. 

I will post this when I get home and have free wi-fi (it costs 4.95 per hour here!) and probably after I’ve had a well-deserved 16 hour cat-nap.  But now, I’ll wait for my flight, read, and enjoy every bite of my €4.00 yogurt…ahh, it’s good to be home…


Thursday, 19 April 2012


Hello and welcome to my blog!

I have one more exam before I finish my second year of university and move to Dublin! I already have an apartment (I will give out my mailing address to those that want it once I know it myself), and pretty much all that's standing between me and the airport is six days and all the not-yet-packed junk in my room. I'm getting more excited to go everyday! I'm especially excited to see my parents in less than a week (I haven't seen them in four months) and to see what Dublin and my new job brings.  I have roughly five days to acclimatize myself to Dublin before I start work on May 8th, which I'm grateful for.

I'm really looking forward to moving back to Europe, if only temporarily. Canada has been nice and I'm sure it'll be great to come back in 18 months, but Europe is definitely a great place to live. It'll be different living on an island compared to land-locked Switzerland, though. I'm hoping to see some places that I haven't seen yet while I live in beautiful and historical Europe for another year.

Anyways, I should probably get to studying for my last exam...wish me luck!