Well, tout le monde, this time last week, I was heading to the airport for my big move to Germany. I was more excited than I'd really ever been in my life, because well... I've always wanted to live in Europe and knowing that Soldier Boy was heading back from deployment only sweetened the deal.
I've got some major culture shock going on, as I've never lived on/near a military base and have absolutely no background in how this lifestyle works. Last night at dinner with friends, I found myself playing the bobble-head game... yeah... I was just nodding like an idiot because everyone was slinging acronyms around and I had no clue what they were talking about. Good thing there was wine.
Yesterday, we also started converting the spare bedroom (which was being used as a storage room) into my office/closet aka "boudoir" which definitely helped me feel more like I was settling in here... but then today, we went to the Rathaus (specifically the Alien Registration Center... cos apparently, I'm an alien...) and I find that I may be packing up my closet just a few months after I've unpacked it.
It appears that I cannot get residency unless I am able to pull some strings and find a job on base or have a German hire me into the regular work force (or get married), or I'll be booted out of the European Union 3 days before my Birthday ("Happy Birthday... now, get out"), which is pretty much the exact opposite of what I was told at the German Consulate in Chicago. I might be able to get an extension and stay for an additional 90 days, but if I can't make any of these small miracles happen, I'll be on the road again...
... oh well... I'm this far away from home already... may as well see the world... Australia....?
On a side note, if any of you lovely readers are familiar with any German designers or brands that are looking to hire, would you please let me know? I'd love to return to the lovely world of fashion full-time and not have to uproot my life every three months!
Denim top c/o H&M
Skirt c/o Tulle
Necklace c/o Anthropologie
Sandals c/o Charlotte Russe
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