I was thinking about my experience abroad so far and concluded that independence is what I feel I have gained the most so far. In only 18 days I feel that I have been organically accessing strength inside me I never knew I had. And not to get through anything traumatic by all means, but to just get up and go. And do.
There has been minimal fear and I have been naturally adjusting to my surroundings. Without really questioning myself or worrying. Just doing.
I liked this definition the most:
The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by, others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one’s own affairs without interference.
That’s how I feel.
After a week in London I flew over to Hamburg, Germany to visit my boyfriend.
We spent time in Berlin-sight-seeing, watching beautiful films at the Berlin Film Festival, eating great food, walking, travelling on the S bahn and U bahn’s (tube and train equivalents) and chilling in our one bedroom apartment. Great deal, if you ever consider visiting Berlin, check out this site for accomodation http://be-my-guest.com/berlin-accommodation
Germany is filled with interesting people and very interesting food. On my last night we ate at a restaurant in Hamburg called Jolie (http://www.jolie-restaurant.de/), I had no idea what was on the menu so ordered something suggested by a German friend. It was fish and sauce and potato to be precise but when I looked around the table at the other 10 guests’ plates it seemed we were all eating varieties of the same meal. Meat. Potato. Sauce.
That’s German food for you. But still delicious.
I was very sad to leave but upon my return to London, felt comforted by the fact that I was coming home to my brother.
Since my return many exciting things have unfolded which I will blog about the in the days to come, but overall feeling quite content. And may I add, am happy to say I started fiddling around with Photoshop today (with the help of my boyfriend over Skype) and came up with this work of art. It includes clothes. Clothes that are now mine. I could suck this place dry of all their clothes but then I would starve and have no home so I opted on the following items. This is a collection of my most prized beauties I have purchased so far.
Its been great chatting universe but I’m off to view a flat now.
Thank you for all the blessings.