My Troubled Relationship with the German Language

Now that I have officially left Germany, I think it’s probably the appropriate time to share some of my final thoughts and impressions of the country, starting first with their language. Why German? In terms of American exposures to foreign languages, my relationship with German is relatively extensive. I began studying it when I transferred … More My Troubled Relationship with the German Language

What it’s Like to Visit Home after Nearly 2 Years of Travel

Every break, every holiday, it seems like every week, someone would assume, “but you’re going back home right?” I never really knew how to answer their questions because I myself didn’t know the answer. While it might not have been the best response, my standard reply was always that plane tickets cost a lot of … More What it’s Like to Visit Home after Nearly 2 Years of Travel

Saying Goodbye to Frankfurt School; my Working Video Portfolio

After having already worked a fourth of my life, it has been so refreshing to finally be doing something I actually enjoy. Ever since I moved out at the age of 18, I have been working shitty retail jobs to get by. While I really value those experiences for what they taught me and for … More Saying Goodbye to Frankfurt School; my Working Video Portfolio

Small-Town USA to City Life in Germany; How it Happened

I’ve gotten a lot of questions like, “why Germany?” or “how’d you get here?” during my time studying in Frankfurt. It’s a pretty straightforward story that, on the surface,  perhaps lacks some magical feeling of destiny or magic but I think that once people get to know me and where I’m from, they start to … More Small-Town USA to City Life in Germany; How it Happened