There we go, this week’s summary. Not much has happened in terms of online explorations but lots has happened in real life. It’s been a busy full week and the week end will be even busier as we have friends coming over to stay for the next three nights. We had playdates, had friends over and cooked together and celebrated Rosh Hashana which is the beginning of the Jewish New Year. As you might know I am not Jewish myself but my husband is, so as a mixed family we try our best to incorporate traditions and festivities from both our cultural heritage. It’s actually a lot of fun. I often get asked how do we deal with it and my answer is always the same, we double the party! We have 2 new years, 2 passover (easter), we have Hannukah around Christmas time, so basically we really kind of just double the celebrations. Because that’s the right thing to do. I think my children are quite lucky to be honest, coming from a mixed culture family means that they are enriched by two cultures’ heritage and living in a third country means they are gonna absorb somehow a third one. Which is kind of amazing and basically a dream come true for me that I have always been interested somehow in other cultures and oddly enough dreamed from an early age of living surrounded by people from all over the world. I hope that growing up it will be natural for them to know that it is possible to celebrate different holidays and still love each other. People tend to focus more on the exclusive aspect of it.Will they celebrate this OR this, will they believe this OR this? As a family we are not religious so faith is not really an issue, but when it comes to tradition and culture it’s important for me that they are well aware of their roots. Which is why we chose the inclusive approach that basically means to celebrate this AND this. It’s important for me to teach them that there is no culture that is better than the other but it’s possible for both to live under one roof and be respected equally.And I hope they will grow up just as respectful of other people and cultures as they are of their own parents’ ones.
On another note, I also gave a lot of thought to the direction I want to give to my blogging experience.I somehow feel a change is needed but I am not sure where or how. I found particularly inspiring this space transformation and I thought about the fact that many of the blogs I love have gone through some kind of change over the years being it their name or looks or whatever. Perhaps being willing to give the blog a new direction means more than I need a new direction that is so hard for me to take at this moment. Anyway…food for another post I guess.
I just know this is the moment I probably loved this space the most. Its looks, its content, I feel there is something missing but for the rest I feel like it’s finally a faithful representation of who I am right now and I don’t really wanna spoil that…
Have a great week end everybody x