i lived in germany for a year.
there was one time where i found myself homesick for california.
it was right after my mom had gone back from her mini vaction with me in europe.
right after christmas, right before new years eve.
i was homesick for about three days, and that was all.
of course i missed my family, my friends, my little babes at work.
but i was never actually longing for home.
lately, all of my thoughts are fleeing to germany. i'm missing everything about my time abroad. sights, smells, tastes, travels, stories, moments, but most of all, my people.
i miss summer music festivals featuring small name bands that are now large name bands
rainy day village strolls with my boo
i miss bikes, oh how i miss bikes
i miss dutch doughnuts
i miss having my mom in osnabrueck
i miss being in amsterdam with my family
i miss traveling by sled
i miss being in my favorite city [amsterdam] with my mama
i miss this boy.
a lot, a lot.
i miss legal day drinking with my underage american friend
i miss impromptu bike rides to the park for a picnic lunch with this little man
i miss these kids
ich vermisse berlin!
drunk train rides to amsterdam at seven in the morning
i miss beer
i miss this outfit
i miss holding this hand
picturesque views all around me
sharing german delights with one broski
basically, what i'm trying to say is,
one. if you got to the end of all of that, congrats.
and two. home is where your heart is.
see, told you.
"i may not have gone where i intended to go, but i think i have ended up where i needed to be."
would i like to to be young and stupid and foolish and move to germany tomorrow travelling around europe with my german, and being around my people and city? yes, yes i would love to do that. but i know the kind of life that i want. and i need to finish school to become a teacher and find a job teaching somewhere in the world. i am suffering form major wanderlust, major homesickness for my german home, and having travel bug issues. but i'm trying to focus on the good of this situation and dream up all of the adventures that will be had when i get to that point in my life. but for now, we'll always have germany.
here's to hoping your sunday is a little more cheerful than my whining.
but i'm not whining, just reminiscing.