Hello there! I'm Katie from the lovely little green island of Ireland! I'm feeling particularly happy about being chosen for smile of the week this week, because there are just so many wonderful things that have put this big grin on my face.
Life at KISC is wholesome and fulfilling and I've very quickly found myself calling this little place 'home.' I can't help but wear a smile every time I wake up in the morning and remember the sheer beauty and majestic atmosphere that surrounds me. My fellow Spring shorties are some of the most enthusiastic and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and I am particularly thankful for my magnificent roomate Sumin, who has taught me so much about her fascinating Korean culture. You will always see the two of us laughing!...
I'm smiling about all the little things this week: having potatoes for dinner, painting our staff board, basking in the enthusiastic atmosphere at KISC... I am also so happy to be on the Eco Team here at the centre, where we have some lovely eco-friendly projects in the making to help keep this wonderful place the haven that it is. The Swiss flora and the fauna most definitely has me smiling; I cannot stop looking around in awe of the mountains and the trees that have let me peacefully live amongst them. Learning about all the delightful little alpine plants in the area has made me smile, both on the outside and in my heart. I cannot wait to go out searching for wild heather and mountain buttercups and maybe even scavenging for some wood sorrel for a tasty snack!
This week I am very thankful for morning yoga sessions, baking as many desserts as I can in the kitchen, the satisfaction of deep cleaning a room and our fantastic Gemmi hike and sled trip. Pinkie life couldn't get any better! KISC really embodies a mindful approach to living life, and this has kept me smiling most of all. You will always see me smiling and laughing here, and I really love to try to make people laugh and enjoy their lives as best as possible too. That is why I am smiling this week, and why I will be smiling every week. I am a very happy person and I hope that you all keep smiling too. Mora na maidene dhuit, agus cuid eile an lae leat féin.