Is it Summer? No? Well, it feels like it. I know we’re mid-February but going from -3 to 10 degrees in only a day definitely made me think we were in July. Maybe I’m over exaggerating a bit.. maybe. But let me tell you this straight : I’ve been outside TWICE without my coat during this past week and boy, it hadn’t happen for a long time now. It’s been sunny all week and I was even considering putting my bikini on and swimming in the lake haha.. only joking, I’m not that crazy… or Am I?
A friend took this picture of me on Saturday and it’s clearly summing up my mood this past week. Happy sunny vibes (well, most of the time haha). Sitting in front of the lake with the sun hitting my face. Listening to the sound of the waves. I was totally in the summer mood. We also went shopping later that day and all I bought was a playsuit, a t-shirt and a pair of shorts. Can’t wait to wear them when it’ll be summer for real haha.
I don’t even know if I need to say why I love/chose this picture. If you read a few of my posts or follow me on Insta, you must know by now that I spend most of my time along the lake. This is my favourite thing to in Switzerland and I can’t spend a week without going along the lake at least twice. It was the first time I’ve been to that part of the Lake though so it was a new experience, especially with that blue sky and the sunshine. Just looking at that picture makes me feel peaceful.
Did I mention that I’ll be working 6 months in Spain, soon? Well, it’s in April but it’s soon enough. I’m currently between 2 feelings now because I love my job here. I love the kids I look after and the family I work for. I bloody love Switzerland and its beauty… I’m gonna miss all of that when I’ll leave. But in the same time, I can’t wait for Spain. I can’t wait to work as a kid’s rep again. I can’t wait to meet my new team and live everything with them. I’m so excited to start my new job but I’ll be so sad to leave my aupair job here so how am I supposed to feel haha? Anyway, I won’t complain because I’m doing what I like the most in both cases : working with children and travelling.
Also, this week I’ve booked a trip to a country I’ve never been before and where I’ll see one of my best friend. (I am so excited!!!!!). I met her in September 2016. Just when I started travelling and so did she. She’s from New Zealand, I’m from Belgium. We both lived in the UK for 2 years before travelling/living in other countries more regularly. We basically live the same life (kind of), always travelling and looking after kids. Having her as a friend is great because she goes through the same things as me. She has to face the social pressure about the type of life she has, just like me. It is nice to feel that I’m not alone in this situation. Don’t get me wrong, I love the life I chose but it’s not always pink and glitters everywhere.
Quick note about blogging : I’ve got a new category on my blog called Photography. I just want to put a little disclaimer about it : I’m not a professional photographer at all. I don’t even own a camera. I take all my pictures with my phone, which is enough for me at the moment. I’m not pretending to be really good at taking pictures or anything, I just love to take loads so I thought I would regularly post a few pictures I take. Because I want to share more of them and Instagram isn’t enough for me to do that. Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy that new category. The first post on it was some sunset shots I took on Wednesday, if you haven’t checked it yet, it’s just here.
With love, Anaïs