This past month I have been knee-deep in German grammar rules, practice tests, flash cards and YouTube lessons in preparation for my B2 German exam I took on March 11. This is the third time I have taken a German language exam because my brain has just as much prejudice against this language as it does with Math. I mean, there are words like “Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen.” I don’t like it.
But now I am back to taking mediocre photos of my old clothes, and it feels good. I don’t have much of a spring wardrobe yet, and it will probably just be a few new pieces I add to my already existing wardrobe, as usual.
I came across this photo on Pinterest and it made me want to wear this skirt. My boyfriend and I are still in our mustard craze from last summer. We were even in Partnerlook (German word for wearing matching clothes) on this day too:
It’s pushing 60 degrees here in Germany, which means my jean jacket with a long sleeve top was perfectly acceptable. I still got confused looks from passersby about my “bare legs,” but what they don’t know is that I am living it up in nude tights. They’re seriously the best winter to spring transitional hosiery.
This bridge is part of my running route and is always a loud, windy reminder that I live in Germany. I mean, it’s the freaking Autobahn. The roads speed nerds dream of driving on. And here I am, taking photos, my skirt occasionally flying up.
Ah, no tights, a light jacket and sun. I actually missed this.
I tried to make the skirt and shoes appear more casual with a simple striped tee and olive jacket. I knew patent leather shoes with a million buckles would be a style challenge, but dammit they’re so cool. These are actually my first Topshop purchase, and they’re surprisingly comfortable. I expected to suffer for the sake of having attractive feet.
I got back from Germany a few days ago and I already can’t wait to go back.
I was accepted into an English Studies Master’s program at Bonn University, which is about 45 minutes from Cologne…where I will hopefully be moving this fall. What. What!
I have so much I need to do here before that time, but if all goes well, my little pup and I are going to travel across the Atlantic to begin a new life.
I am still processing this transition, and feeling extremely overwhelmed by everything I need to take care of to make sure this move goes as smoothly as possible. I am very nervous about Wesley flying, and I am trying to figure out how I am going to make money work. It’s going to be difficult, it already is, but I know it’s worth it.
I stayed in Cologne and visited Bonn for a day. I was only there a week, but I could have just stayed forever. I know this is the best decision for where I am in my life right now, and it just feels right.