Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Swiss-aversary to me

One year ago today I landed in Switzerland. I didn't know a single person in this country, and I cried myself to sleep every night for the first two weeks I lived here.

I suppose it is fitting that I am in a foul mood today. Such a foul mood, in fact, that I will not even express how I feel here, since my mother hears about everything that is written here and would be dismayed to find that I have certain choice words in my vocabulary. Don't get me wrong... I like it here. I am planning on doing whatever it takes to be able to stay here after I graduate. And my current mood has nothing to do with Switzerland itself. It just makes sense that today I'm feeling much the way I felt a year ago to the day.

As an aside, I accompanied a friend to the American consular office in Geneva today... we could not take any of our belongings in the office, and we were searched and wanded before we could go in. I have been to several consular offices before (although never an American one), and have never had to go through that. I was quite shocked.

I should go catch up on my German homework before class tomorrow.


Irie said...

I'm sorry that you're in a bad mood. I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Global Librarian said...

Hope things imrpove!

And IO have been to several American Consulates and Embassies. We had to go through a security gate that checked for metal, but we allowed to bring our things inside.

The Lone Beader said...

I would be excited to move to a new country... Maybe I should come visit you soemtime to cheer you up?? :D

Carol said...

So YOU'RE my mysterious Geneva reader!!I was wondering! HI! (You and my daughter Elisabeth are the same age... when is your birthday?)

Sorry you're in a foul mood. Looks like you need to read Eat, Pray, Love.

Thanks for visiting my blog -- and I'm so happy to have found yours!


Expat Traveler said...

I think it's the season for bad moods. I too would do anything to go back in live in Switzerland. It's just taking a lot of convincing on the better half in the process..