I was actually trying to write my blog post on my first day in Switzerland yesterday, but I was occupied with my trip to Milan – which I will elaborate later on this post. Plus, I was still adjusting with my own emotion so that doesn’t help with my creative flow.
I arrived in Zurich on Thursday (26.01.2016) at 1 pm. The flight from Kuala Lumpur stop for transit in Doha for 3 hours before proceeding to Zurich. The total flight time was more than 18 hours. When I was in Doha, my hand luggage decided it’s time for it to be of service to me. It decided to throw major tantrums where the carry on handle won’t work anymore. Annoyed the crap out of me but I was also happy because this means we can shopping for new hand luggage. Yay!
Definitely blessing in disguise.
My mother, sister and brother in law came with me on this trip. Which is great – it was really helpful because I was actually so sad. I cried a lot at the airport the other day. Especially when I know deep inside my heart – even though I will come back in few months, my journey of four years has started now. It won’t be the same life that I have in KL but I hope I will equivalently awesome.
It is always scary when you want to step out of your comfort zone to an unknown zone. Coming to Switzerland without the slightest idea what was waiting for me is very scary. But despite it all, this is what I want and this is what I will do. I will be strong.
Oh and yes. We went on a train ride to Milan yesterday.
If you ask me, honestly? I prefer train ride than taking an airplane. There is something comforting about sitting in a train. The journey. The beautiful scenery. People are more relax. I can daydream the whole journey. It’s actually really awesome. I like it very much. So when my mother suggested for us to go to Milan by train just for half a day, I literally jumped at the opportunity. And Milan was great. Shopping is amazing.
P.s: I will not do any shopping in Switzerland unless it is for food. It’s bloody expensive.
In Milan, I got my new hand luggage and a tiny cute little laptop bag. I also bought few winter dresses. I felt like I am winning in life yesterday.
When we reached home, I realised that I do miss KL a lot. Really, I do. But I need to change my mindset quickly. I am very lucky to be able to get this opportunity. I cannot spoil it by worrying about how much I miss my old life. I don’t live there anymore.
For now, the only way to survive this major transition is to keep looking forward.
Will write more soon. Today I am taking my family to visit the city of Zurich. I have been here every year for the past 5 years.
So, I think I know where I should be taking them. 🙂
Till then, have a good weekend everyone.