Whoa, let me begin with stating how happy I am to be sitting in my bed right now. Between Erasmus Orientation Week, thew new job and apartment hunting, the only time I have been home is to pass out immediately in my bed. I have worked at the new job for a week now. I mentioned this is my last post, which was like ages ago, but yes, I have a new job. Out with the trampoline, in with the desk job.
This is in fact an awesome thing. The firs time I left for Germany, I promised my mother I would not make a career out of being an au pair, so look at me go. When I announced way back when that I would stay in Germany another year (or even longer?), I said that I would be receiving a working visa and working in a firm here doing some marketing and PR related stuff. It turns out that instead of splitting time between the kids and the company, I would instead be at the company full time and I started last Thursday. The company is German, but I will be doing PR pitching to the USA and UK. I’ll tell y’all more about the company once I get everything translated to English for the launch
The best part is that since I am working with the US, my hours are shifted back due to time zones. So my typical schedule will be 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. For those of you that do not know me outside of the blog world, I am the worst morning person in the entire world, so this schedule is more than ideal. I can sleep in, work, and meet friends after or just go home and relax while watching Netflix into the wee hours of the morning.
So, that’s that. But due to this, I am searching for a place to live. A friend of mine here described apartment hunting here as WAR. This really is no exaggeration. The new semester begins in October and every student, exchange student and then those people like me that needed an apartment at the worst time are all battling it out for the best flats in the city. Ok, screw best flats because at this rate I just want somewhere to put my stuff and furnish with some crap from our friends in Sweden. Most of the apartments available are WGs (Wohngemeinschaften) are shared apartments. So, for example, four rooms in an apartment are all rented separately, while the kitchen and bathrooms are shared. One person moves out, so the other three roommates post online to recruit their new roommate. The concept is pretty great, but as the searcher it is all out of your hands. All you can do is
be yourself desperately hope people like you. There is also the option to live alone, but I’m liking the idea of roommates as I get bored easily, enjoy company, and see it as a welcome opportunity to better my German.
This is my Gmail right now. Don’t even want to talk about it.
I think I’ve bored y’all enough for today. Hopefully next time I write I will have a swanky new zimmer (that’s room, in German) in the city. Until then…