I’m Liz, a 32-year-old ex-insurance professional. Born in Texas and raised in Illinois, I never left the US until 2013, and that was to go to all the way… to Canada. I never intended to be a SAHM, but I am trying my hand at it here in Basel (although I am actively looking for a job).
My husband is Andy. He works in finance for a large international employer. He’s never lived outside of Illinois, but his job has afforded him ample travel opportunities. This is the biggest change yet!
Our daughter is Genevieve. She’s four and turning into an independent, funny, strong-willed, and sweet girl. She is thriving here in Basel, attending a bilingual preschool, art class, ballet, and music class. She will start attending a local German-language kindergarten in the fall.
Our dog Ziggy has joined us in Switzerland, and she is enjoying it. Despite our apartment being much smaller than our house in the States, Switzerland is a very dog-friendly country. She loves taking daily walks along the Birs.
Our beloved cat Tybalt couldn’t join us. He has a heart condition that made the flight inadvisable. We were lucky enough to find him a new home in Nashville, TN, and we’re hopeful that he will live a long and happy life in the Music City.
I hope you enjoy reading about our adjustment to Swiss life!