Coming Home
Aug29

Coming Home

I still can’t believe it’s over. It almost doesn’t feel real that I’m home, like I’m in a dream I’m about to wake up from. I already miss being in Germany and I’ve only been home for a few days. Sure, I did miss my family and friends but I feel like I left part of myself in Germany. Having to readjust to what my life was prior to leaving for Germany has been very hard. I almost didn’t...

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Enjoying Berlin
Aug04

Enjoying Berlin

One of my first thoughts upon arriving in Berlin was that it isn’t much different than any other large American city. Tall buildings, lots of people everywhere, a confusing public transportation system. On the surface, it seemed like I hadn’t even left. But as we made our way to our housing, it became clear that I was very wrong. The biggest indicator was the language: everyone was speaking German. Even though I’ve...

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Pre-Departure Thoughts
Jul24

Pre-Departure Thoughts

  3 days from now, once I step on the plane, my life is going to change forever.   I’ve only been out of the United States twice; both times were to visit our missionary friends with my parents and it didn’t feel much like I was leaving the country. I’ve never even flown by myself. But in 3 days, I am going to leave my whole life behind for a month so I can study German in the best way possible: head first. I studied Spanish...

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