Chinese teacher and stay at home mum
Mother to a 7 year old boy and a 5 year old girl
My life was completely different when I was in China. I worked as a Chinese teacher at a Military Academy. It was a very enjoyable life, I had only three mornings of teaching a week and was free the rest of the time. I had dinners out, met up with friends and travelled. As an officer, I had many social privileges, too. When I moved to Geneva, my life became absolutely quiet and lonely all of a sudden. I was trying very hard to get know and this new world and integrate into it. In order to learn how this society works I was learning French, started a PhD, participated in social activities ... but my mind was always lingering between East and West... It was only when my children were born that I realized that my life was right here, decided to build my own world and make myself happier.
I have changed since moving to Geneva. I’ve become family, not career oriented. My husband works a lot and if I did the same, we wouldn’t have any quality of life. Now, that the children are older, I am enjoying my free time -practicing the piano, learning French. I know that I am doing good for my family- my children are looked after, my husband has favorable conditions for his career and I am not wasting my time, either, I keep my options open for the future.
- Marina Cavazza
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