Roller-coasters and snowballs.

One of a million amazing views heading to Grand-St-Bernard. Switzerland.

So this week I was planning to do a Switzerland photo mash up post, to highlight my time over there and give more of an insight into Ma Vie Suisse.. However, I only have about 10 million photos, and what I once thought might have taken me only an hour to go through and select my favourite top 10, seeeeeeems it may possibly take about… 10 years. Roughly.

So that is going to have to wait for another time.

What I will touch on however is all the emotions that have just come flooding back, merely by browsing over a few folders of pics. “My first week in France” “My first impressions of Swiss” “My suprise Birthday pary by Lake Geneva”, “When Mum visited Switzerland”… and so they go on.

I have basically just been on a rollercoaster the past 1.5 hours. From the highs I felt while tobogganing down a ski run in the middle of the night celebrating my best friend’s birthday, to the pain and anger I felt at being taken for granted from an employer after giving my heart and soul to them and their family.

I love photos though, for those exact reasons. They can pull at your heart strings and emotions in just one glance. That can make you feel a lifetime of emotions. You can instantly been taken back to that exact time and place and just in that one moment, you are back there again, flying down that mountain, squealing with excitement and a little bit of fear knowing that one foul move or one little rocky bit of ice and you are straight over the edge…
(NB: I did go over the edge, however, no damage was done and the night was not tarnished one iota.. and I laughed.. oh boy did I laugh.)

It’s going to be such a challenge for me to pick some of those photos to sum up my life in Switzerland, but I will definitely be putting myself to the challenge. It will be a good start to choosing 50 to make a photo book out of.

In the meantime, I will take the next few days browsing in and out of photos, attempting to narrow down.

Wish me luck.

<Linking up with DOASAHM for IBOT>

May 22, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Telstaar - I really look forward to looking at all the different pictures…. When we play soon, you should bring them…and J, so that I can hear all the stories 🙂 I look forward to that! I also love that you’re writing a blog, just so you know!

May 22, 2012 - 7:20 pm

lyndaal - photos are the hardest thing to sort out… i wish you well on your endeavour to create a photo book 🙂 I’m still working on one from two years ago *ahem* lol..

May 22, 2012 - 7:22 pm

i wished you luck in making your photo book. I’m still working on one from years ago – too many good things 🙂

May 22, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Meagan - Thanks lovely! ha ha, They are between my laptop, J’s laptop, Computer in Switzerland… everywhere!!!! I love that I’m writing a blog too! xxxx

May 22, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Meagan - ha ha.. its here! I now have two commentos from you! yes, I need all the luck I can get.. It’s definately not easy thats for sure!!! Finish yours xxxx

May 24, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Sonia @ Life Love and Hiccups - When you are done – wanna come and sort through mine. They only date back 20 years! 😉 xx

May 25, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Meagan - Oh gosh! No thanks Sonia! I’m having a hard enough time with mine… haha

Forever a lover of . . .

I love meeting new people, like no joke, LOVE it.

I love the listening to new stories and hearing about other worlds that are not so familiar to me/mine.

I love new people’s stories and journeys and how said person has got to be where they are today.

Everyone has an amazing story, something to offer to the table and it’s always a breath of fresh air for me to listen to them. Not in a sticky nose way, don’t get me wrong here. Its more, I really love hearing about the big moments in people’s lives just as much as the small ones. I love knowing what makes people tick, what makes them love and hate and what they do love and hate..It makes me think and really opens my eyes to the fact there is always so much more going on outside my little bubble.

This is possibly another reason for why I love blogging and reading blogs. I love being able to share my stories to some who have never heard and I love to read stories of those I have yet to as yet.

In life generally, we pick people who are similar to us and who we share things in common with. But I really enjoy hearing about things I myself may not actually experience or have yet to experience or will not have the guts to put myself out there enough to experience them.

I  did meet some really cool new folks this weekend and it really got me thinking, and obviously inspired this blog post. The all had some really unique stories to tell and I found myself glued to a seat just listening and begging them to go on.

So reading and talking and listening are my favourite things to do, peoples stories inspire me daily, not always because they may have hit some ultimate high, but even the lows inspire me, and change my perspectives and help shape who I am. So thank you to all I have met and to all I’m yet to meet. Your stories are important to me.

Tell me something random about yourself?  Let’s open the flood gates. I’m so excited!

June 1, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Kerrie - one of my favourite things to do is….
After my daughter has gone to bed and my husband is on night shift, I absolutely love love love to curl up on the recliner with my blanket, a hot chocolate and watch scifi. Nerdy I know, but its the only time i get to watch it in peace and not be teased about it!