Have you ever stopped and thought, “How in the world did I get here?”
There have been several stages in my life where I’ve asked myself exactly that, and when I do, I’m always reminded of a line from the Talking Heads:
And you may ask yourself, “Well…how did I get here?”
Ten years ago, if you’d told me that I’d be living in Germany, I would have laughed in your face. Sure, I always thought it would be nice to live in Europe. I even considered going to graduate school in Scotland at one point, but that was just a dream. I’d never have been able to fund that, and I couldn’t have left my cats behind. And yet, here I am.
In the late summer of 2015, I packed up my life into twelve oversized boxes, loaded up the kitties, and hopped on a flight to Germany.
Like so many other expats, what brought me overseas was love. My (German) husband and I had a church wedding in Texas a month before I moved, and then we had a second ceremony in Germany just two weeks after I landed.
It’s been a rollercoaster experience with ups and downs along the way, but I think I’ve finally found my groove here!
With my blog, I hope to share what I’ve learned about Germany and living life as an expat.
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