25 days, 5 to go
I have been in germany for 25 days. Wow, time goes fast!
Let's start with the kind of work I'm doing here. Mostly paperwork, opening packages, posting letters, some gardening... and this goes on all day. Unfortunately, my german sucks too much for me to do anything intresting. I was prepared for that so I'm absolutely not disapointed about my job. Thanks to this experience, I now know more than ever that I will have to work hard to achieve my goals and get my dream job in the hopitality industry. Otherwise, I would have to make a living with a boring job. Plus, I've learnt how to check/open/clean up more than 10 packages an hour and also some vocabulary such as "rechnung" (bill), "ordner" (folder) or "lieferschein" (delivery note)... ok that is probably useless haha. However, I can't be worst in german than I was when I first arrived.
Work goes with friends! The people I work with are very kind. We hung out a couple of times in Saarbrucken (the biggest city nearby), we had weiss beer and food. I also danced the Rock-n-Roll once. It was so great to enjoy the german lifestyle outside work. My "colleagues" try to talk to me in german but it's so much easier to speak in french as they are all fluent in both languages.
What about life here? Well, I live in a medium size apartment inside the company. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,.... and we are also 2 sharing the space. My roomate Simon, left a week ago. We had so many incredible experiences together. We went to restaurants, walked in the forest, had diner with the boss, worked in "paperwork" together... and so much more. He really made life easier here. We got along very well. He taught me some "basic" german and also some intresting facts about bugs and insects : did you know most spiders are harmless, you can take them in your hand, they will never bite you. Now, he is gone and the place is so calm. However, I was glad when he left because I felt like I needed to prove myself worthy here and to see how well or not I would be once I was left alone on my own every night. To be honest, sometimes I'm freaking out, the windows makes weird noises... it's like someone is walking around the building trying to get in. I am being paranoid haha
Next sunday morning, I'm going to hike with the BOSS. I feel so shy around him... He only talks to me in german even tho he speaks french as well as german. I almost forgot... HE WANTS ME TO DRIVE HIS CAR! An automatic car, an Audi something very very expensive car. When Simon drove with it, we reached 220km/h! Yay, because, some highway doesn't have speed limits in Germany.
What else ?
- I have almost nothing left to eat so, I'll probably end up eating noodles for breakfast, lunch and diner.
- School starts on september the first. I can't wait... just kidding. I don't want to get back to school.
- I've tryed some weird bio food and it was unexpectedly good. Some rice milk, nuts milk with muesli.
- I'm reading "The Cursed Child". It's the "after-Harry-Potter" book.
Another post will come right after this one so, I'll keep you updated. Please if you have any tips for a trip from Boston to Washington, feel free to share.
Vielen danke, Juliette