There are so many things that I am thankful about my life in the past year. 2013 went by so fast in a dash and to be honest it is impossible not to get myself caught being overwhelmed. The last year has been very challenging at the same time very rewarding, it was the year of adapting to my new country and coping with it (even though I seem to be sitting pretty, trust me it wasn’t that easy.) It was the year of transition for me, all great things and bad. I believe it was like a free ticket to an exciting roller coaster ride. It was the year of growing from my roots, cultivating it, and nourishing it. It was a tough challenge, and an inspiring one.
2013 was also all about learning a lot of good and essential things, realising what matters most in life and to myself and focusing on it, learning how to not solve the unresolvable, and learning that controlling things you can’t control shall never be mistaken with just taking control. Lénaïc and I worked a lot together and can’t be more thankful to have such rare opportunity. We also drove a lot of times all across France, and seen all the beautiful places to be, we also visited Switzerland.
My life has changed a lot over the past year, what started out as a brassy and challenging year turned out to be the one bringing doors to open for more visions, opportunities, realisations, and dreams. I don’t know how to thank enough, but I count them constantly.
And the most beautiful part of these good and bad, ups and downs, roadtrips and travels, is having Lénaïc by my side, all along, loving me everyday.
I will work hard, and want to work harder, list the places we’ve never been before and conquer it, dream new dreams, and achieve my dreams even the seemingly impossible one. Build up a presence and have an amazing roster of clients. My mind is constantly working and I am just never content, yet always happy and always holding a pinch of positivity in my heart.
Here’s a little toast for my silver year! For more of living life fuller with good health, lots of wonderments, adventures, and success.
All photos were taken in the beautiful snowy Megeve (my first winter birthday). Taken by Lénaïc and me.
view of Lac Leman (the lake between France and Switzerland) and Evian from Laussane // Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces in Laussane // driving in Laussane’s rush hour // entering the Swiss land // sunset over Lac leman // a view of France from Switzerland // comfy travel essentials — Nike & Zara bag //Swiss flag from our hotel room // me floundering in the streets of Interlaken // Lénaïc posting a photo on instagram // Interlaken street // having a major crush on their vintage postcards // view of the Staubbachfall from Lauterbrunnen // streets in Mürren // Lénaïc and I in the Swiss panorama // picture perfect Lauterbrunnen
Following my last post from Annecy and Schilthorn, here are some of my long overdue postcards from dreamy Switzerland. I was hesitating of sharing it now as it is a bit late, but I just find each of these photographs worth sharing. To be honest, I still am not having words to describe how beautiful it is to see all these natural beauty and wonders. It’s like being in a world amidst another world. I wish that I can share all the 700 plus photos we have in this place, but I was able to pick my most favourite and give you a glimpse of what our eyes have witnessed. I secretly wish it inspired you a little bit to visit these magical places.
photos by Lénaïc and me
These beautiful photos are sitting in the back burner of my drafts. I know this has been long overdue, and I’ve got no decent speech to back myself up, but I’ve been meaning to share these photos and experiences from the raddest mountain height I’ve been and seen so far. It was initially a not so planned trip, until we realised it is such a shame not to go to Switzerland while we were in Annecy and Megeve, which is just a few hours drive. The experience all along was achingly splendid to recall. We stayed a few short nights in the town of Interlaken filled with lurking tourists despite the slowly dropping temperature . Everything was new for me, the language, the architecture, people and their style, food, even the consuming moment of converting Euros to Franc. The changes were quite a bit of a jolt to me. It was my first time crossing border by land,
With this very short Swiss trip that we had, Schilthorn went on the top of my fav list. The views are simply nothing short of spectacular. We were quite disappointed that we didn’t get to have a mountain full of snow and fog, as we are rooting for a magical photo with this backdrop. However, we were happy to have the sun shining brightly on our faces as we enjoy our picnic lunch in the snow. It is just roughly 2 hours drive from Zurich, 1 hour from Bern, and 30 minutes from Interlaken, so you’ll never forgive yourself if you miss it when you visit Switzerland! : )
I’d love to see the rest of the country next time! Maintenant, my feet are itching for our next destination.
I’m out for now.
photos by me & Lénaïc