The Final Countdown and Christmas Markets

Exactly two weeks until I’m on a 10 or so hour flight back home. I feel a little bad for the stranger sitting next to me because if they try and make conversation I might not stop talking about the fact I’m going for the rest of our flight. Oops. Now that Netflix lets you…

Read More

Home in 30 Days

A month from today I go back home and get to cuddle my pup and finally speak with good friends and family in person. The countdown on my phone keeps me going honestly. My body is ready for two weeks of non-stop eating because I miss Hispanic and vegan food so much. I also miss…

Read More

A Native Floridian’s First Snowfall

Yesterday, I saw snow for the first time that wasn’t the fake soap kind Orlando theme parks like to use for effect. As you can imagine having never lived outside of Florida, I became overly excited when it happened. At first, I was confused and thought to myself, “Okay, this is either really tiny hail…

Read More

Internship Hunting

I’ve officially been in Germany for two months this week! It’s honestly been a crazy ride, but on the bright side, I’ll be home cuddling my dog in 55 days. Yes, I’ve already started a countdown. I’ll only be home for about two weeks, but it will be nice to be home for the holidays…

Read More

Finding Balance

In my last post, I mentioned going to Prague and also Cannstatter Volksfest. Prague was beautiful, and I would love to visit again when I get the chance. I fell in love with the city. The Volksfest was also quite the experience, though I enjoyed the carnival rides and game booths more than the tents…

Read More

Classes, Dirndls, and More Traveling

I’ve officially been in Germany for a little over a month. It is still unreal. This opportunity has been amazing but definitely not easy. I just wrapped up my first week of classes and wow, just wow. One thing I probably won’t get used to is how many classes I actually have to attend. I’m…

Read More

Final Vacation Days and Orientation

Our intensive language course ended on Saturday, and we had a few days in between free of any responsibility. So naturally a couple of friends and I planned a trip to Europa Park (a giant theme park in Germany) and then a little day trip to Strasbourg, France. The theme park was really fun and had…

Read More

Rocky Start

It’s been about a week since I’ve arrived here in my new college town, Reutlingen. Adjusting has been okay so far, but it’s only the first week, so it still feels like a vacation to me. Today, we started our first official day of intensive business German and honestly I’m a bit disappointed in the…

Read More

Bis Später!

Almost 5,000 miles from home is where I’ll be in exactly a week. The reality of it all is finally starting to sink in and honestly, I’m overwhelmed. There are so many emotions I’m feeling and so strongly that overwhelmed is the only way to describe my current state. I am finally going to have…

Read More