I met the man of my dreams when I wasn’t expecting it. That’s how it always goes. There I was finishing up Master’s Degree in Library Science when I met him. He was studying abroad, very German, and so completely stand-offish that I didn’t know what to make of him. It wasn’t till a month or two later that I actually spoke to him. He was nice, not overly so, but interesting. Thus began our friendship. We chatted, we met up once in a while, and I even made him dinner, which being a chef, is a really big deal—- for him! One night I wanted to go for a long walk in the rain which you can do in a hot climate where we were living. It was maybe 3 in the morning and I just couldn’t go to sleep. I’m very prone to taking long walks by myself, and there he was saying he would come along. I was hesitant but I allowed it since he seemed so determined.
And I fell in love in the matter of three hours. We hid under a roof when it began to pour, we talked about music and life and everything we could talk about. The sun was coming up while we got back to our dorm. And that was the end of the world as I knew it. It’s been two years; so many adventures and stories later, we are finally in a relationship. I feel like I’ve won the lottery. He, being German, would never say the same, but he totally adores me from my curly hair to my bright red toenails. And of course, he tells me he loves me all the time which helps.
I live in the big city. He has stayed with me for two months and we hoped he could find a job here, but no dice. Instead he found a job in Nuremberg or Nürnberg, and well, now I’ve got to go there. A job that is as daunting as it is adventurous I daresay.
The one good thing I’m doing already is taking German classes. I’m not perfect but I’m getting the basics down. With a lot of practice and work, I can do it! In two weeks I have an appointment with the German Consulate. Next month I will begin shipping some things there. It’s all really happening and I need advice!! So I hope anyone who has done or is doing the same thing helps me out, leaves me comments of advice. Believe me, I need it and I know it’s only the beginning.