A break from travel blogging...although there is a little more travel to cover still.
Fall in Zürich
The last week has been a hard one, no doubt about that. After returning from Asia a week ago, I spent a couple days in Munich and then drove down to Basel. It took about 4 days of on and off packing to get that apartment closed down. I turned out the lights on Sunday night and headed to Zürich to stay at a colleague's empty apartment. She has started a new project in the US and kindly offered her place to me while I am sorting through the next steps of my life.
I am still between projects although seem to be closing in on one in Zürich and would be happy to take it but here's the catch. I would spend the next year commuting between NYC and Zürich. Nothing against the US, but I would prefer to get a little more settled here (somewhere) for now.
So why not just head back to the US for good? After 3 years here, I prefer living in Europe. It's that simple. I am based in Munich now and this year is important from a career perspective so I don't want to wander too far afield. I also had hoped to get a more permanent place to live and unload my stuff. Not that living out of a car and some boxes isn't fun but even for my gypsy, Sagittarius self this is a little too much out of my comfort zone.
Still if I roll the dice and pass, there are worse options out there even if there may be better.
My career plays the dominant role in my life but on many levels I know this shouldn't go on forever. There is more to life but it always takes a backseat to my job.
I feel like life, career, dreams and reality all have a grip on me and are pulling me in opposite directions. I know I am at a major crossroads.
Posted from Zürich