Today marks the one year anniversary of my move to Germany. This has been a very big year for me, and a lot has happened. So, I figured I would take this time to reflect on my expat life so far.

July 2013

  • On July 24th, I flew to Germany on a one-way ticket from Chicago to Hamburg

August 2013

September 2013

  • I started taking a C1/C2 TestDaF-prep course at the local VHS, and Marco gave my first Schultüte after class
  • Marco and I celebrated our 2-year anniversary

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

January 2014

  • Marco and I celebrated New Year’s together for the first time ever! 
  • I experienced the mind-blowing deliciousness of raclette for the first time as well
  • The rear window of Marco’s car was mysteriously smashed one morning

February 2014

March 2014

  • I received my results from the TestDaF

April 2014

  • Marco and I celebrated Easter together for the first time

May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

    And now, it is July again already. During this past year, I never actually left Germany one time. I have really adopted it as my home, at least for now.

    As I write this, I also cannot help but to think about what will be included on this list if I make it again one year from now. But my parents are currently visiting for two weeks, so I do not have any time for that right now.

    Until next time…