Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bye-bye Davos

Time to reflect

I have earlier written about the strength I get from being in the nature, see link.

Autumn colors
During the weeks I spent in the Alps in Davos, this became even more accentuated. As I was on my own, away from family and friends for a longer time, I had plenty of time to reflect and to try to really grasp what I have experienced during my time of illness. It for sure has been a roller-coaster ride with demanding surgeries and treatments, but also plenty of joyful moments together with family and friends. I have learned a lot about myself and how much I physically and mentally can endure and yet manage to be happy and optimistic.

Three seasons in a few weeks

Davos showcased three seasons: summer, autumn and winter, within just a few weeks.

Winter in Davos
When I arrived, it was 25 degrees and I could sit outside at the terrace in T-shirt and shorts. A few days later autumn struck with lower temperatures, clear, bright sky and the leaves changed color from green to yellow and orange. When I left, it was winter, -3 degrees and lots of snow. The skiing season will probably start in just a few weeks. Davos offers plenty of slopes for alpine skiing and it is also well-known for its cross country tracks. 

New friends

I have been fortunate to have met some fantastic people during my weeks of cancer rehabilitation. Without them, my time in Davos would not have been filled with so much laughter and fun. They have encountered life threatening diseases and have gone through tough surgeries and treatments, but all of them are optimists and really know how to appreciate the beauty and joy every single day brings.

A big thank you: Franziska, Katharina, Nurcan and Sandra for who you are and for the great time we spent together. See you soon!

Summer in Davos (Sertig Tal)


  1. Dear Lena,
    I really love your blog!
    You're writing style is so easy and light although the content is not always easy!
    Thank you so much for describing us as such strong and fantastic people! I have also come to know and appreciate you as a very courageous and strong woman. And I'm happy to know you and as well as our other friends! Keep up the good work!

    PS: I'm looking forward to many more blog entries from you! Reading them brings real joy but also a deep sense of understanding!

    Warm regards,

  2. Thank you Sandy, for the positive feedback about my blog :) I am only writing what I feel from the bottom of my hearth, you all are fabulous, and I feel privileged to have got to know you.


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