samedi 15 juin 2013

Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland

We’ll the unthinkable has happened. I left Germany. After a 2 hour flight to London and a 12 hour flight to Hong Kong, I am sitting in the airport for another 12 hours flight to New Zealand.

I don’t even know how to say goodbye to the place that has been my home for the past 2 years. I arrived in Germany thinking I would be there for a year, enjoy myself a bit and come home and continue my life. We’ll sometimes, unexpected events happen.

I fell in love. And I guess I would consider myself lucky. I fell in love with the country, with the amazing friends I have met and with an amazing guy.

I had decided I wanted to live in Munich after visiting the city for 4 days in 2009. I guess it was love at first sight. This city is nice, quiet, clean, safe and can be as crazy as you make it. It has beautiful sights, wonderful buildings and an interesting history. All of this made me want to stay here and be a part of its life for as long as possible.

When I first arrived, I met some great people who made me feel so welcome in my new home away from home. From the people I was living with (Ibo, Heidi, Franz) to the other expats that I met randomly over the course of my first few weeks (Lauren, Leah)

And threw them and others, I have truly met some of the most amazing people I have ever met. Everyone was there for different reasons. I am so fortunate to have shared this experience with all of you. I will always remember you all and thank you so much for being a part of my life. You are a great part of what made me want to stay longer than anticipated in Germany. It’s so hard to explain the connection you make with people while being abroad. Those of you in the same situation will surely understand.

I was also lucky to have met and fallen in love with an amazing guy. Go figure I come to Germany to meet someone from New Zealand. Someone who is thoughtful, funny, and who has amazing plans and goals for the future. Someone who makes me feel special, beautiful and loved.  

All I can say is danke Deutschland!

Ich liebe das Leben…. And now on to the next adventure.

We will see each other again some day.