Life has been a little rough since moving to Germany. I am not in the mood to give you the sugar coated happy version so here's the real sitch.
I got here and immediately thought WTF am I doing here. I didn't know the language and I was scared to death. They literally dropped me off at my apartment with no bedding, no wifi, no bed, no food, no friends, nothing. I felt so alone. I had to search for an ATM and a market all by myself. In Germany they charge you for grocery bags, and grocery carts, which I didn't know, My room had no heat and was full of bugs. All of my roommates were men until yesterday. And honestly I was just in complete culture shock. We got here on September 6th but orientation week doesn't start until September 24th. So basically I felt scared, lost, and confused.
I cried the entire first day here.
I finally made some friends, went to town, bought bedding, and an umbrella and I felt more at home. They had a TJ maxx, some U.S stores, and an english tutor told us that all the American Students cry the first week, so I felt better. My mom contacted the LDS church and some relatives that live near by which was beyond helpful and I feel more safe. I don't know why I wrote this other than to tell people that studying abroad isn't all amazing. It's scary and intimidating and you fell unsure a lot of the time. But it's going to be ok. You'll be ok. Things will be OK. You're OK. It seems hard, but it will be ok.
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Next stop Thailand (and a couple of connecting flights)