So I’ve been living in Scotland for almost 1.5 years now. It feels both much longer and shorter than that. It always does.
I can still imagine our first visit here. It was one of the worst storms ever. Maybe a sort of prophetic symbol for the time that was to come.
The past 2.5 years have been turbulent to say the least. From living in the South of France, to moving back home to Switzerland, to coming to live over here, it has been both wonderful and tough for both of us.
I personally am very grateful for this time and I feel like I was granted growth beyond my imagination through this journey.
I know that a lot of the quite big changes over here I haven’t talked about on this blog, because I didn’t feel capable of putting everything into words, out of fear of smashing all the precious things that were growing in my life. I hope that now, after a solid few months into everything, I can start to make that up to you.
We both finish our current jobs early next year, and we are planning on leaving Scotland in spring.
Tref has a new job in Yale, Connecticut. His visa is still being processed, but at this point we are quite sure it will come through and that he will be able to start his new research project – which he is really excited about – soon.
It feels really weird to type this out so matter of factly here, after keeping things quiet and crossing fingers and dreaming and making plans and getting excited for quite a long time.
I am already beyond sad to be leaving Glasgow, a city that I have learned to love more than I ever imagined. But, of course, I am also super excited to move to the U.S. and start a completely new chapter and explore a different culture for the next few years.
We are wading knee-deep in paper stuff and all the little things that have to be organised now, like getting rid of our car, flat, getting all our documents sorted, organising the move, and thinking about things we want to do before leaving Europe…
And enjoying everything that we have here as much as possible as long as we can!!