As I wrap up my eighth week in Geneva, I have the strange simultaneous feelings that time is flying by and that I've been here for an eternity. I don't know whether to feel excited or disappointed that we're only a third of the way through our program... But enough cliché—in today’s episode, we scratch a major goal off our collective bucket lists and Casey turns 21!
Our final week of relative freedom before the start of our physics classes officially was rather uneventful. Upon inspection of my camera roll, I realize that my sole new photo from this week is from my morning run around Lake Geneva on Wednesday (featured above). Dan and I learned a lot about the longevity of coconut milk, we were treated to a lot of free food, and our beloved French class came to an end.
Today, on “Maddie’s Adventures in Switzerland”: a tram accident, lots of French food, and a day trip to a Swiss town whose mountains are straight from a wanderlust Pinterest board.
For all you curious souls asking about our itinerary for the next six months, I’ve compiled a tentative outline of our schedule. (Nana, this one’s for you.)
Once upon a time, a young Maddie fell in love with acting and the theatre. I wanted to stay with theatre for the rest of my life. But I also craved financial security and a slightly more stable future, things that theatre could not provide, and so I turned to the heavens.
So this is probably the biggest, most exciting, most impactful thing to happen in my life so far. In just over two weeks, I leave my southside Chicago neighborhood to realize my dream of the last 2.5 years: studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland.