I can’t believe that we’ve been living in Vienna for a year and half now.  Technically, we’re halfway through our time here, although, I have a strong feeling that we’ll stay as long as we can. In the last six months, my attitude has changed about Vienna.  Dare I say it? Besides the Viennese people, I actually am starting to really like it here.  I can now understand why it’s #1 on Mercer’s list of “One of the best places to live”.  When Hubs and I travel to other places, I catch myself saying “this wouldn’t happen in Vienna…”.

Hubs and I have met some pretty amazing people that we’re privileged to call friends.  We’ve established a core foundation here that we never thought was possible, even six months ago.  Hubs loves where he works and the quality of life here is incredible.  Lately, we’ve asked ourselves “how are we ever going to go back?”.  Sure, we miss our family, friends, and some foods – but that’s all that we miss.  The things we used to complain about are dwindling and becoming the norm.

It baffles me, that in six months, things have changed for the better and I believe it will continue to do so.  I’m personally in a much better place.  Homesickness isn’t something that has come up.  I’m finally learning to embrace this life and truly appreciate this experience to the fullest. I can say that Vienna is “home” to me, now, without cringing.



3 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Elaine – So cool that you have a blog! I love hearing your perspective on your time in Vienna! Keep writing and see you in a few weeks!

  2. Elaine! So cool that you have a blog – I love it! Very interesting to hear your thoughts about live in Vienna – I can relate to a lot of what you’ve said. Enjoy it while you’re there! See you in a few weeks! – Avina

  3. While we of course miss you both, it’s so wonderful to hear that life is getting more enjoyable in the last few months! Very happy for you! I can’t believe it’s been a year and a half already. Looking forward to seeing you two this Fall!

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