The unexpected bootcamp

Starting a new job is always hard. There is so much to learn and so many new people to meet. New procedures or new computer programs. When I applied for my new job I had spoken to people who had done it before. They both agreed; the first few weeks would be tough, exhausting and…

The reassuring view

I was so reluctant to go. After spending three worry-free weeks in Cuba and two amazing weeks travelling in British Columbia and Alberta, I did not want to go back to Whistler. Walking around Banff I saw ‘help wanted’ signs in pretty much every shop window. “I could stay here and try to get a…

Whistler won’t let go

Whistler, you come and you never leave. That’s what they say. ‘They’ might be right. People fall in love with the place, or just get broke and literally cannot leave. For a while I’ve been thinking of settling somewhere and so I’ve made an important decision. For now I’ve decided to stay in Whistler. How…

The perfect round trip

This summer I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Swiss alps twice. I fell in love, with the fresh air, the mountains, the activities… all of it. We were based in Interlaken, where a bunch of towns have all grown towards each other in between two big lakes and massive mountains. I’ve…

6 days later

It’s day 6 and I have generally no clue what day it is or what date for that matter. Things have been going crazy fast. For the first time I’m actually doing something entirely for myself. I’m constantly running from here to there to organize dinners, transport or activities. If I’m not actually moving, I’m…

Summer in the city

Has summer finally really arrived? Today it seemed like it. I drove out to Sumner to blow off some steam at the beach. Although the beach itself isn’t idyllic or anything, it was a beautiful place. The beach is surrounded by hills that are covered with houses and there is a promenade to walk on.…

Starting over

It was crazy to spend a few days in Adelaide and kind of hard to say goodbye to the boyfriend. At the same time I was more than ready to pick up life again and go home. All I could do in Adelaide was sit on my ass and I can only do that for…