In contrast to my usual loquacious style, I've decided to make this post mainly pictures. Pictures that make me happy and remind me of the progress I've made in my time here. Some are new, some will look familiar if you've been following my blog. With B's support and help, I've been focusing this month on letting go of impatience and feeling that I "should" be at a certain point in - well, anything: language progress, job, settling into our new apartment, extracurricular activities, travel, etc. Instead, I acknowledge that I have made progress, and I am working to make more.
|Hiking the Uetliberg during the winter.|
|Cupcake decorating at Workshop week at the American Women's Club.|
|Exploring my new home city. Especially on days like this one. No photoshopping that sky.|
|Finding side streets in the city.|
|Scoping out our new place, the day we picked up the keys.|
|Baking tasty treats (these are apple pie bites, made in a mini muffin tin with from-scratch crust. B and I demolished 20 of them in < 4 hours).|
|Completing DIY projects (Ikea bookshelf - it won't win any awards for detail paint work, but I love how it turned out).|
|Preparing (and experimenting with) tasty, healthy meals.|
|Doing (and finishing!) craft projects.|
|Organizing and finding places for things (I love my yarn stash!).|
|...and this one.|
|Unexpected gifts from friends. Especially totally awesome ones like this.|
Related note - Friday is the 2 year anniversary of when B and I stopped by the town hall in Brookline, Massachusetts and made it official. He is my partner, my best friend, and I count myself lucky every day that we found each other. We are only at the beginning of our journey, and it's been more wonderful than I could've imagined!