There and back again…

I haven’t checked-in during the last 18 days. So much has happened… I have traveled 10,000 miles, climbed a mountain and lost a friend. I finally understand that my roots are in Germany and my heart, that expansive-space-in-my-chest, will always be on the Pacific West Coast. And I realized that should we decide to move continents…

Day 1: Beauty

We went for a run. Along a quiet canal not far from the busy streets of Leipzig’s center. Only a handful cyclists and joggers passed us. The mosquitos were trying to get their fair share for dinner.. Here and there my friend’s dog would stop to follow a scent. Dusk was slowly settling over the…

An alphabetic Ode to Jena

Well, with our 1st year in Germany completed, I thought it would be about time to follow-up on my A-Z of things I miss about Vancouver with a list of great things I enjoy at the other side of the world. A – Apartment: I love our place here. The building is just over 100…

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…

Yoga in my bedroom

Have I mentioned that I have now taken to practicing in my cosy bedroom? Yes, it is still messy and not nearly as Om as I would like, but I can close the door behind me and actually practice in the evening. Last week I finally checked out Eoin Finn’s podcasts. He is a surfer…

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…

Totally screwed up!

We had our housewarming today. And we finally celebrated our son’s birthday party. So the house was full with dressed-up pirates chasing each other with swords, cake crumbs on the floor, parents chatting, the radio doodling in the background, which no-one could hear over the noise… Rewind Thursday night. Our long awaited book shelf arrived….

Let it be… (or Yoga in my living room… finally)

A couple of days ago, I rolled out my mat in the living room. For the first time since we moved in three weeks ago. Don’t ask me what took me so long. Maybe the kitchen seemed more appealing because it is somewhat finished and furnished, while our living room is still quite bare with…