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Fribourg, Switzerland

Wednesday, we spent a long day exploring Fribourg and Romont (a medieval city founded in the tenth century about 30 minutes from Fribourg) since this is the area of Switzerland that my luck lies within.

Thank you to all of you that kept me in your thoughts and wished me luck. It means more than you know.

I was exhausted and sick yesterday and most of today. So, I am happy to have the weekend with my husband and children.

I still don’t have any news as to the big mystery (sorry I can’t tell you more) of what is going on in my life but no matter what happens I know that I will find my place in Switzerland by the end of this summer wherever that may be.

I am sure of it.

I did manage to capture some of my day to share with you here. It was a nice day even if we did get rained on a couple times.

After the photos you can read about my new life philosophy about why you will never catch me telling someone “It was meant to be” ever again.

Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg, Switzerland.

Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg, Switzerland.

Fribourg, Switzerland

Fribourg, Switzerland.


The girls in a street of Fribourg. (Click to view larger.)

Fribourg, Switzerland

I had to take a photo of this door in Fribourg because it was too beautiful not to.


Sweet Bear and Boy Blue in Fribourg. (Click to view larger.)

Hey...I was sleeping!

Vilay was taking a nap just before I took this shot. We were on the train to Romont from Fribourg.


The girls in Romont playing by a fountain. (Click to view larger.)

Romont, Switzerland

The view from Romont which lies on a hill.


The castle in Romont which is now a stain glass museum.

Romont, Switzerland

Taken in the court yard of the castle in Romont, Switzerland.

Romont, Switzerland

The Cathedral in Romont, Switzerland taken from the castle wall.

Boy Blue fell asleep in the stroller.

Boy Blue fell asleep in his stroller and missed our walk through the castle court yard. I had to leave him at the bottom of the stairs while I got the photo of the cathedral shown above. Don’t worry I could see him the entire time.

Romont, Switzerland

This terrace was perfect for a rest with a view of the castle in Romont. Too bad we had to get back to the train station to catch the train back to Fribourg.

During this daytrip I decided that no matter what happens in regard to this opportunity I have been presented with I will be richer for having gone through this process. Since it all began about three weeks ago I have realized that there are many opportunities for me in Switzerland even if my French isn’t the best. I understand better how to network and promote myself. That is the most important thing I could have learned.

I have my confidence back and there is no stopping me now.

It is up to me to make my own luck because no one else will or can do it for me.

Luck is as much about intelligence as it is about chance.

I, personally, do not believe everything happens for a reason.

I think we all shape our destiny by the decisions and work we put into life.

We are not powerless against destiny.

We are our destiny.

Everything in life can be handled in a way that has a better or worse outcome based on decisions that we make.

It has nothing to do with fate.

Therefore, we make our own luck. Good or bad.

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  • expatraveler May 16, 2008, 11:02 pm

    I love all of your photos. I wanted to go to Romont so badly but got side tracked when I found out I had visitors in Montreux to stop and visit.

    Anyhow – I’m thinking where you are going with this post and I’m very happy for you! And also it was so cool your family got to come along for the visit!!!

    I want to go back! :)

  • sissi May 16, 2008, 11:18 pm


    Nice pics, it looks lovely.
    I hope everything went well.
    we should plan to meet soon.
    This week end , we might visit Bale ( if the weather allows it) but I think I am coming down with a cold.

    Men annoy me, the just fall asleep and have the luxury to nap without a care in the world, like they are childless. My husband took a long nap today.

  • Pumpkin May 17, 2008, 1:22 pm

    We enjoyed Romont but it rained the most while we were there so we didn’t get to see as much as I would have liked. I would like to go again on a Saturday when it isn’t a rainy day.

    I would love to meet soon. I will email you!
    I haven’t been feeling my best this past week either. It was a nasty bug but I feel much better today than I have in some days now.
    My husband takes naps in the train all the time and it can be annoying at times because I am tired too but the kids have to be watched! :)

  • Mom May 17, 2008, 8:52 pm

    I loved the castle. You know how I am. I wish I was with you to see everything. Maybe next year I hope to come for a visit. Would’nt want the grandchildren to forget me. lol Like i would let them!!!
    Miss you all love Mom

  • Mad William May 17, 2008, 8:53 pm

    Wonderful photos. Best of luck. Stay strong.

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