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
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
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
If you didn’t already know, I’m a Marvel super-fan. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert on the comics by any means, but when it comes to the giant Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie franchise, you’d be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable or (to be completely honest) obsessed than me. Since I’ve moved to … More Germany vs USA; Movie Theater Showdown
So I have taken this Weekly Photo Challenge as an opportunity to let you all get to know me a bit more. Many of you might be surprised to know (especially if you are not from my home town) that I was pretty much a bonafide cowboy in High School. Want proof? Look below. To … More The Time I was a Rodeo Queen and got Chased by a Bull
Now that the semester is in full swing, I’m simultaneously never home and always home. I won’t complain now that I’m in a flat I love. I mean, can you argue with this view? Even on a cloudy, depressing day like this, the view is stunning. Enjoy my submission to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.
One of the things I was most excited about when I was backpacking Germany was getting to see all of the stores that are not available in Frankfurt. I found Monki in Hamburg, Inglot in Düsseldorf, and just a month before my trip, they opened the very first Sephora in Germany within a Galeria Kaufhof … More A Battle of the Sephora’s; Germany vs USA
After 3 long semesters of self reflection, I have an announcement to make; I chose the wrong Master program! There, I said it. If you know me in real life then I’m sure this comes as no surprise but to my blog readers, it might. I’ve tried to to the sunny approach to my blog … More 7 Major Signs that you’re Studying the Wrong Thing
Not to sound cliché or anything, but if there’s one thing for certain it’s that everything changes. It’s easy to see how you are changing as a result of your travels (I wrote an entire post on it) but what you might not realize is that everything back home will continue to change without you. … More Dealing with Change back Home while You’re Abroad
One year can either feel like a split second or a lifetime, but I can’t recall any years that felt like both at the same time. Either way, I cannot believe that one year ago I boarded a plane and left my family and country behind. When I look back at who I was when … More It’s been one year since moving abroad!