Today marks 2 straight years of living in Germany! While I feel like I should say something like, “The time has gone by so fast! I can’t believe it’s already been two years!” I am actually feeling the opposite. It’s more like, “Only two years? I feel like I’ve been living here for at least 5!”

I suppose that is just because of all the things that have happened in these past two years. I flew to Germany on a one-way ticket on July 24, 2013. If you want to see a review of everything that happened in my first year, check out my one year anniversary post.

Here is a look back at my second year in Germany.

July 2014

  • My parents visited for two weeks, and we made a lovely tour through Germany
  • Germany won the world cup! Best of all, this happened while my parents were here, so we all got to celebrate together

August 2014

September 2014

  • I celebrated my 3-year anniversary since coming to Germany for the first time to study abroad in 2011!

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

  • Marco and I tested our American and German dialects
  • I got all of my grades back from my first semester of grad school, and I did (actually a little bit better than) average!

July 2015

And here we are in July 2015! I am done with classes for my second semester, but I still have 6 term papers to write (wish me luck and lots of productivity). It’s crazy to think about how different my life is right now (read: more stressful) than one year ago. But I am very happy to be where I am, and hope that my update in one year from now will include finishing up my Master’s degree and getting ready for a successful job hunt!
Here’s to another great year in Germany!