I'm almost at my 6th month mark here in Berlin and things have definitely taken a turn for the more promising. Along with a new job, an ever-growing social circle, and it being spring, things are looking up for this girl. Most of you know I just had my first work trip this past week. It was all a bit of a blur- signing the contract on Tuesday and sitting in the plane to San Juan on Thursday. The trip went something like this: plane, plane, plane, San Juan!, website edits, one hour beach, IEP reception, website edits, CIES conference, website edits, CIES conference, see friends!, website edits, plane, plane, London!, meeting, plane, Vienna!, meetings, plane, Berlin! SLEEP FOR 14 HOURS.
So yes, it's all very exciting. And a bit overwhelming. Though I can't tell you how excited I am to fly home on May 11th for a good 3+ weeks to see family and friends, it makes me a bit nervous, too. Will it be harder to leave this time, knowing I've now accepted this job and am committing to a few years in Berlin? Will Berlin lose some of its magic once I'm inducted into the real working world? Will I be able to fit 5 jars of Potbelly's hot peppers into my suitcase?