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Living on two continents.

Hello everyone,

My name is Anya, I recently joined the forum by the recommendation of a dear friend, the expat from the USA. Browsed around a bit today and felt a very pleasant sense of a spirited, friendly, helpful, frank and funny community here.

While in Switzerland, for the past year my fiance Ken has been working in financial sector in Pfaffikon, the town on the lake Zurich. He spends 3 weeks here. I visit with him for 2 weeks. We live in Feusisberg, in the footsteps of Jura mountains. The closest picturesque town is Rappersvile, the closest city - Zurich. During Ken's office hours, I catch up on "paperwork" (more like a computerwork") aspect of my business, go for a walks, socialize with my friends, read, research etc - never a doll moment.

We are in our 40s and 50s, two of Kenny's three children are in colleges in the US, and one just entered her teen years, she lives with her mother in the US as well. Therefor we are child free here and enjoy active life style and thriving social life. We have fostered wonderful friendships locally, however most of our friends have young children, so their family dynamics are a bit different. During the winter months we spend every weekend skiing, our favorite pass time. Now, come summer - we are looking forward to diversify our activities, and I hope to find more ideas from the members of this forum.

While in the USA, we live in Bedminster, NJ, near New York city - close to enjoy the energy, the cultural and culinary diversity, but far enough from the traffic and the noise. I immigrated to the States from Ukraine 19 years ago and made a great life there. My fiance is the NJ native. We are both Jewish and enjoy the richness of Jewish culture in our area. I love my work - I am a massage and physical therapist, but prefer to work with private clients doing rehabilitative and preventive bodywork. This allows me a needed flexibility in my schedule and a decent income at the same time.

As we are getting our feet firmer on the Swiss soil, we are looking forward to do what the 19th century Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko advised long ago: "Learn from the foreigners but also proudly show them the best of your own".

Best wishes to all,

Anya T.

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