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My German Resources

My German Resources

German can be a difficult language – or at least that’s what Germans reassure me when I’m struggling along. I always feel like a complete dummy jabbering on with my terrible German, and most people switch to serviceable English if they notice me struggling too much. I’ve been able to get to the point where I can run errands, make appointments, and make some caveman-like small talk, but I don’t do that without help. I’d be completely lost without some…

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Patriotism and Expat vs. Immigrant

Patriotism and Expat vs. Immigrant

Several days ago, we received this flyer in our mailbox. Translation: CALL FOR MASS DEMONSTRATION IN FRANKFURT ON MAIN Citizens of this country: Unite! to a mass demonstration against the Islamic and left-radical fascism in German. Our land needs once ALL patriots on the streets! Resistance East/West, Frankfurt on Main    20th July ’15 DON’T SPLIT, UNITE! At first I didn’t think much of it, but, noticing the words “islamischen” and “linksradikalen” connected to “Faschismus” – I figured this wasn’t really…

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My Immigration Anniversary

My Immigration Anniversary

Today marks my one year anniversary of immigrating to Germany, though yesterday is technically the anniversary of me emigrating from the US because we flew overnight. Sometimes I forget exactly how much has changed for me in just one year, but then I start to list them out and realize what a crazy year it’s been. When we first arrived, we were living at the Verlobter’s mother’s house. The Verlobter had found an apartment and finalized all the paperwork on…

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May 19th – My Accomplishments

May 19th – My Accomplishments

Today’s prompt for Blog Everyday in May is to “List ten things you have accomplished in the past decade.” Whoo then, alright. A decade ago, I was only 15, so I feel like I might have some trouble coming up with ten. Also, I always worry about sounding like I’m bragging, but I suppose that, since this is the prompt, it’s alright. June 2008 – Graduated high school, #1 in my class December 2011 – Graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in…

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May 17th – Holding Me Back

May 17th – Holding Me Back

Today’s prompt for Blog Everyday in May is, “What is holding you back?” I suppose that, in a way, this goes hand in hand with yesterday’s post about what I am struggling with. I touched on it briefly in the post, but I think that the biggest thing holding me back professionally and personally right now is my own insecurity with the German language. Knowing German makes me much more marketable and allows me to expand my social circle, but…

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