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I have been quiet inside and out the last few weeks. There are little worries that tug at my mind. I haven’t been able to do much of anything but hold my breath…waiting. The crisis is little by little touching our corner of the world. We have prepared ourselves mentally and financially for the worst even if I think that my husband is not in danger of losing his job any time soon. Hopefully, never.  

It will be harder for me to find a full-time job once I start looking in May since many companies are not hiring. I know that. I, also, know that I will be able to find something even if it isn’t what I would prefer as work. I just want to work.

The bright spot in our lives is that Vilay has been accepted by a watchmaking school. He will start classes this coming fall. It will be hard for us. He will work full-time and go to school three nights a week. But, we must do what we must do so that our family has as much financial security as possible. In plus, my husband loves what he does and now he will learn more about his profession. I am proud of him and happy that he has found a way to work in a field that he is passionate about.

I must find a way to do the same.

The Jura

The Jura in Switzerland

The Jura in Switzerland

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  • sissi March 27, 2009, 6:24 pm

    “watchmaking school”
    I’m so jealous.

  • Shaun March 27, 2009, 8:20 pm

    Not that it is any consolation but you are in good company with many expats… if it helps, the retrenchment benefits in Switzerland are very good and there is definitely breathing time…. you are doing everything that you can so the rest is not up to you… same thoughts with us, and the risk is high right now!

  • Shaun March 27, 2009, 8:24 pm

    One other thing.. .watchmaking sounds like a really nice path to go. This may be an opportunity, you never know…

  • Mom March 28, 2009, 1:33 am

    things have away of working out . just trust in yourself. good happens to people who deserve it . you both have had a hard time , now it is your turn . good luck may god bless you all love mom keep believing in good things keep faith hugs and kisses mom im happy for you all

  • expatraveler March 28, 2009, 3:27 am

    I agree so much with you. P and I need that also, but are happy to have jobs right now… :)

  • Sophie March 28, 2009, 11:55 am

    I will say a prayer for you!!
    I will keep my fingers crossed for you!! Allways look on the bright side of life,….tede, tede ,tede, tede,tede,..;( Monthy Python )

  • marina villatoro March 28, 2009, 11:51 pm

    i have to say, costa rica hasn’t been hit by the crisis yet, which is amazing for a central american country. but my paretns are complaining left and right about the problems in the states, here, not so much! good luck, i hope you’re in better sorts.

  • Susan March 29, 2009, 9:04 am

    Praying for you. I saw a saying once – on a card – it showed a short dog walking thru a field of tall grass – finding his way. And the caption was “go as the way opens …”

  • Pumpkin March 31, 2009, 1:47 pm

    Thanks everyone! I know we are not the only family that is worried about this crisis and that we are so lucky to not have been truely touched by it. I know that we will find our way and no matter what Vilay has been accepted to a watchmaking school so that he can advance in a career that he loves. It is a great situation for him since he has almost two years of experience in watchmaking now. He has found his way in life and now I must find mine. Then, our family will be safe.

  • Anne April 4, 2009, 8:22 am

    Hi Pumpkin…..sorry I have not been here for a while , for some strange reason you disappeared off my blog roll!!!

    I pray that you will find your way…I am sure you will. Fantastic that Vilay has been given this great opportunity..He is the only person I know who is a Watchmaker….I think it is brilliant. :-)

  • Hexe April 7, 2009, 12:27 am

    While the times are scary, a new career and opportunity are exciting.

  • Pumpkin April 7, 2009, 8:11 pm

    Vilay and I are looking forward to him starting school which is more security for us. I know we will find our way and I am so happy that our life has taken a turn for the good since we moved here two years ago.

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