Week One

After a full week, I am finally able to process everything enough for an update. Multiple times this past week I sat down at my computer to write an update, only to be confronted with a scrambled brain, frazzled by English-German and German-English, and everything else unfamiliar. Continue reading “Week One”



Getting ready for bed, I just realized that this is my last night sleeping in my own bed for the next eleven months. I’ve had last nights home before leaving for school and for long trips, but I’ve never been away this long. I have an utter lack of words and emotions to express and to describe this lack; this is a huge turning point and I am ready.

I bought a larger suitcase today, attempted to bring order to my room and mess of clothes, and started this blog. After a day at the church picnic and inquiries of a blog, I realized it was necessary and something I want to do. As a writer and a photographer, I have multiple blogs and enjoy using them as creative outlet, but when they become necessity, I hope that it will still carry the spark of fun and not burden. I will do my best to keep it updated with entries, word and photo, but for now, I must enjoy my last night home.

I add that the feature photo of this post is from my day trip to Hamburg from last summer, 2011.