Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Starting with a bang!!!

“Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd.” - I Ching
So, here goes my first blog ever.

Let me introduce myself:
Born an expat to an American father and a very British mother I was raised in Zurich, Switzerland. I fled to the United States to study and came running back “home” to Europe 2 years later to finish my studies in Italy.
I found myself a luxurious job in the International city of Geneva where my career blossomed for nearly 10 years when I fell in love with a gorgeous Italian man.
I turned my whole life around, abandoned my career and with THE ring on my finger said goodbye to friends and family and was swooped off to our first expat destination, my dream port of call: Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
Our son was born a porteno and proud of it. 2 years later we moved to Paris, France only to move again after 6 months, this time to Milano, Italy where our daughter was born. A real Milanese.
Enjoying a 3 year stint in Madrid - a city all 4 of us fell hopelessly in love with - we are now based in the Metropolitan city of Lugano, Switzerland.
Without planning I have returned back to my roots so to say and my husband and kids are getting a healthy dose of Swiss discipline and education.
Personally I am lacking the hustle and bustle of a big city and therefore decided to undertake some territory discovery of my own via a blog.
Welcome to my world....expat with kids!


Lorraine J. said...

Ingrid, was wondering when your marketing talents that I was so familiar with in Arden would come rushing to the surface. This is very exciting! Have not as yet ventured into the world of Blogs. Now that you are here, I suppose I shall be doing so. Pics are great, links are interesting. Love the quotes, esp. the opening one from A. Hepburn. Cheers, Lorraine. P.S. So in answering your language question correctly, do I win a color TV?!!!

Expat with Kids said...

How about a trip to Lugano ;)
Thanks for the input.

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