The Real Deal

DAY ONE

My Dad took this photo when he dropped me off a the airport. I'm smiling but I was feeling nervous and sad about saying goodbye. 

My Dad took this photo when he dropped me off a the airport. I'm smiling but I was feeling nervous and sad about saying goodbye. 

I feel it is important to note that such an exciting adventure also comes with stress and worry. Too often social media allows you to cut out those parts because they do not fit into the glamour of the rest of the story. So I will be transparent about how I was feeling as I prepared for my move abroad.

The days leading up to my big move were full of emotions. My worrisome nature was in it's boldest attire as I prepped for my nonstop fight to Zürich, Switzerland. Somehow I got my visa, my bags and my nerve together and we all made it to the Newark, NJ airport.

I can't say that I wasn't nervous - of course I was. In fact, now that I've arrived I still am. I don't know anyone in Zürich, or Switzerland for that matter, but I do know that this will be a crazy, new life adventure. The prospect of meeting new people and the experiences I will have keeps me positive and excited. It's scary but change is good and adventures are always worth embarking on. They challenge the nervous parts of yourself that you would rather sedate with comfort. I am so so excited for this Swiss adventure but it is always bittersweet to leave the comfort of my family (including my Cincinnati family - love you girls!). But I know that goodness awaits and I am so excited to meet the people who will become my family in Zürich!