Last time I was here, I lived in Manchester and worked in Afflecks Palace … BUT… For the last five months and counting, I’ve been living in Berlin! Yup! A different country, with different people, a different language, different climate, a different way of life!
It’s been a bit of a crazy time, I could hardly keep up with my own brain, (in fact some days concentrating so hard on learning German actually makes my head hurt), there has been such a headache of bureaucracy to wade through, (just spelling that word makes my head hurt!), and when you combine the two: trying to figure it all out in a language of which you know a handful of words, well, you can imagine!
But… here we are now, in a pretty apartment in a vibrant neighbourhood, starting to feel a part of our local community, and less intimidated by this vast, overwhelming, creative, and fun city!
I can’t begin to describe 5 months in one little blog post- of course I said I would, and I should have, blogged about the experience from the moment we got here- but the writing and the sharing got neglected while I struggled to find my new feet…
It took me a while to realise though, that the future is now, and that I will never find my feet, I will never know it all! And I decided not to let my life’s story write itself, or even be written by someone else. And I decided to write, to share, even to write something dumb that I would regret just so I could make a mistake. And I decided to give myself the opportunity to do, to try, to fail, to learn!
I have no idea what the next few months will bring, but I managed to deal with the last few months, and I feel proud of myself for getting to where am I now. Berlin holds so many secrets and opportunities that are yet to be discovered, enjoyed, and shared!
So here’s to a happy and successful Autumn for everyone… and may life be as vibrant and transformative as the colours of the season!
With love and strength 🙂