WordPress Challenge–Study Abroad?
That’s it, I’ve taken a challenge for the week, to write something here every day.
And here’s the prompt that I’ll start with ( from Dec. 23)
If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?
A place I have always wanted to go is Switzerland. Perhaps because some of my ancestors came from there. Perhaps because of a CBC film we watched when I was in grade school, with those high white-capped Alps where the fictional Heidi lived with her grandfather and learned to tend sheep. The place had an attraction for me, but all I could do was dream of it.
Now say there was a special course or series of courses on life story writing that was hosted somewhere in the Alps, it could be attractive. Even more if it were in English, since I don’t speak German, and taught by someone I respected or whom I had read about. Oh, perhaps I’d best take classes in learning the language too.
If there was time off for social events, I would want to go places, but not by skiing, since I’ve never done it on anything but a small barnhill. I would go into Berne while I was in Switzerland to find places inhabited by those ancestors I mentioned, and I would try to locate them and write about that too. All the more reason to learn German, I suppose.
Finally, I don’t know about going there for a year. I’d have to take someone along with me and I’d miss my grandchildren so, and the rest of my family. That’s it, I’d need a Skype connection so I could see everyone and watch the little ones grow from afar. A year would be a long time.