Sunday, November 24, 2013


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Snow is well and truly on the mountains here (and no doubt will be in the town in the coming days as well) and before the skiing season officially starts in two weeks I've been having a lot of fun hiking in the snow and sledding down. We did a few trips over the past couple of weekends - snow hiking is hard (and cold), but so rewarding, especially if you discover blue sky after walking through a low-hanging cloud like last weekend. I also had my birthday this week. I'm 22 now, but especially in the last year I've felt like I've become younger; thinking even more (naively?) that the world is my oyster, carpe diem. I'm realising more and more that I don't want to 'settle down' any time soon - I definitely don't want to work full time, I learnt that from my recent internship. I'm not good at working 9-5, five days a week. I'm becoming less and less sure about what I'd ultimately like to do, as the list of things that I don't want to do grows. I've realised that I don't want to live in a city, something that is completely different to what I thought about myself for almost my whole life. Being in this part of Austria has made me realise that I really want to live somewhere with accessible nature, where I don't have to travel hours outside of a city with a car to be surrounded by it.