There and back again… Part 3

The letter has arrived… I found out on Thursday morning standing in my kitchen. I would be taking my oath of citizenship in two weeks time. No clue yet how to handle flights, work and whether taking the family might be a bad idea (read: renewed homesickness). Five minutes later… I am making tea, turning…

Year One … 10 findings

1. Moving sucks. 2. Moving continents is worse. 3. I won’t ever do that again. 4. There is still a chance, that I might do this again. 5. I can’t believe some of the things I decided to pack. What was I thinking?! I should have taken the pepper mill instead. 6. If you leave…

It is done

Today, quietly, in between cleaning up the house and baking a cake for friends coming over later, it was done. Exactly 17 days short of our 1st anniversary living in Germany it is done. And all that is left now, is an empty box. The last one. So, what now? No more excuses. We are…

Never say never

Who would have thought that most of my blog would be about homesickness. I never dreamed of pondering the various forms of missing someone and something. I also didn’t consider how homesickness sneaks up, gets triggered, comes in waves, can be debilitating and brings about profound realization… sometimes at the same time. I left Germany…

Letting go

Last weekend I had my third yoga teacher training session. We had a different instructor this time and that always changes the dynamics. It was very interesting. Lots of good work with standing poses. It made me feel very grounded and connected but also left me yearning for some growth or maybe just the need to become…

Didn’t see that one coming…

Sunday morning. We started with a heart chakra meditation today. And I distinctively remember thinking to myself: oh no, I am going to get emotional. Well, little did I know how emotional… Rewind… Saturday afternoon. We were doing some spine loosening exercises that involved kicking one foot forward while swinging the arms overhead in the…

An alphabetic Ode to Vancouver

Last week I read this great post about An Alphabet of Gratitude. At the time I was planning to write an alphabet of gratitude (or things we like) with my son, however, feeling a wee bit homesick during the last day or so, I came up with an A-Z of things I miss about Vancouver…