So, I’ve been in Germany for two weeks now. It just feels good–everything fits, somehow. I’m happy and grateful. At the moment, I’m in Wuerzburg (above), the small town in Bavaria where my undergraduate institution runs a study abroad program. I’m serving as my professor’s assistant, reading, cooking, drinking wine, sitting in cafes and staring at gorgeous old buildings, and generally enjoying feeling stress-free and (academically) irresponsible for the first time in nearly four years.
It feels a little strange to write about Wuerzburg, since I completed the same summer program two summers ago as a student and documented it all extensively then. You can see all those posts here–expect at least a few Wuerzburg entries at some point, though.
In the meantime, however, we’ve been to Munich….
So apparently I just graduated from college. And apparently I am leaving for Germany again in a month. What??!!
I’ll be using this space again to post pictures and things. Keep in touch.
My journeys this time around will be much more long-term–I’ll be getting a two-year Masters in Comparative Literature, under the auspices of the DAAD. I still don’t know exactly where I will be studying, but I should be finding that out within the next couple months.
In July, though, I will be in Germany working as the assistant of my beloved professor, helping to run the same study abroad program I participated in two years ago. And then on to hunt for an opera ticket at Bayreuth….and then on to work on a farm in Bavaria….and then to start school again!
I’m terrified and thrilled.
In light of keeping things neat, I am officially closing this blog until the next time I travel. Which will hopefully be soon!
Alles Gute, und Aufwiedersehen!