I feel so incredibly bittersweet posting this! These snaps were taken at Frankenstein Castle (yes, THAT Frankenstein) this time last week, but as I write this a week later I am sitting at my childhood desk at my mom's house in the states.
I'm taking a bit of a temporary leave from my exciting expat life due to a number of unforeseen circumstances and it feels kind of strange.
My dream was to live in Europe, go back to dance and own a Beetle and I accomplished all of those goals, but had to cut my traveling life several months shorter than I would have liked. Now, I'm back at home, and while I'm getting ready to start a new job that is much more on track with my graduate degree (special education), I feel like I have a big hole in my heart where Europe used to be. It's strange to think of SB having dinner in our home without me. It feels odd to think of my students taking class when I'm not there to greet or teach them. I'm already nostalgic for drives through our quaint little village.
Once I've recuperated a bit from the cost of moving (and have nipped back over to Germany to pick up all of the stuff I couldn't bring on this "get settled in the states trip") I'm definitely going to work on more travel within the US. I've only been to 27 states, so I definitely need to get to work on that. As life has changed a bit, I am also working more towards my shift to collaborations with fair trade, responsible, and eco-friendly fashion companies. I'm currently working with less than half of my wardrobe, but I'll make it work! I plan on sharing more playlists, more outfit posts, more eco-tips, and more giveaways and I do hope that you'll journey along with me!
In the meantime, please enjoy these last snaps of Germany! If you ever find yourself near Darmstadt, I highly recommend that you watch the episode of "Ghost Hunters International" in which Frankenstein Castle is featured and then pop over to see it for yourself!