It is hard to believe that we already approach Autumn and even harder to believe that I almost hit my one year anniversary living in L.A. It feels like a few weeks ago when I moved to California. In fact, it is already 300+ days – just incredible! Doubtless, it has been a bumpy journey so far with lots of ups and downs, times when I just wanted to buy a ticket back to Switzerland to see my missed friends and family but something keeps me going.
It has been 3 long months since my last post and it is not because I spend most of my time at the beach to improve my surfing skills. In June 2016 I started a new job with my former agency metapeople/NetBooster. It feels great to be back at work and even more with an awesome crew – yes Kim ;-). Most of the time I do home office which is a challenge but a good one. It allows me to be flexible but most importantly I don’t need to commute in the LA traffic and wast hours sitting in a car.
Besides work there has been another reason for my blog absence. In beginning of July I became a proud father of Ella. I just feel so happy and at the same time fortunate & humble for my life. Retrospectively speaking it is amazing how much your life can change within a few months – sometimes for good sometimes for bad. At the moment, I definitely enjoy the good ones that happen to me.
Apart of all the excitement I experienced my first LA summer which wasn’t that crazy hot as I expected but it is definitely dry. You probably read in the news there has been fires across California but luckily not in our neighborhood. Prior to Ella’s birth we did a really nice trip up to San Francisco to visit friends and drove down to Carmel. The drive down Highway 1 is always picturesque especially if you do some hikes along the coast. I definitely recommend Point Lobos , which is a National Park with some beautiful and easy hikes. Beside that baby-moon we spent most of the time to organize and decorate the house for Ella’s arrival.
Now it is already at the end of August with a busy season ahead not only personally but also professionally. A season with some upcoming travels – one will be back to Switzerland to visit my friends and families, and some maybe work related – so stay tuned.