Embracing New Tastes
This is my story. It may resemble yours when you first arrived in your new country. It’s the story of a process, my process of integration into life in Switzerland. Yes, Switzerland, a European country without an exotic culture yet requiring specific and complex assimilation strategies, particularly for a South American woman like me: always late, spontaneous, happy, explosive, impatient, less organized but rather flexible, funny, jovial, driven, and self-confident. My cataclysmic mistake? Misinterpreting the word “integration.” The consequence? Losing my identity.