In case you didn't know, my time here is quickly coming to a close. I leave Germany at the end of the month and will return to my lovely home state of Washington (which oddly enough, looks exactly like Germany...).
As I'm thinking about my life back home, I decided to pull up the 'entertainment publication' for my city and see what EXCITING EVENTS were scheduled for the next month. Not to be cynical - but it was LAME. And when I say lame (I'm actually saying 'luh-aaame' in my head), I mean 'poke-a-pencil-in-your-eye-because-there-is-nothing-to-do' lame.
For example........the arts and culture section features an art 'viewing' of watercolor birds (BORING), and the following day there is a play at the 'community college' about a 'Receptionist' (double yawn and envisioning a crowd in sweat pants). No way. Really, that's it?
Come on people.....I'm not trying to be spoiled princess here - but seriously? How do I go from European life back to small town goodness? It's going to be hard, it really is. If it wasn't for Mr. C I'd probably sell everything and move to Seattle (or to Europe if I could figure out how to make that happen.).I love my city and it is my hometown, but it's not a place of extreme culture or excitement. In its defense, it has grown tremendously over the last decade, but it's still very small and quite conservative.
Adjusting will be a challenge, and honestly I'm a bit nervous about it. After living in a dorm room for 6 months, my home is going to seem HUGE. I joke with my coworkers that when I get home I'll MOVE A MICROWAVE and REFRIGERATOR into my MASTER BEDROOM and just end up living and cooking there. Jokes of course..... but what if there is some truth to that? I have a feeling that a different kind of adventure is headed my way. And lucky you, you'll be right there with me.
Needless to say, I'm trying to squeeze in as much as possible before I leave. I'm off this weekend so I'm taking the train to Brugges and Ghent BELGIUM!!!! I will pig out on chocolate and seafood, and try to absorb as much culture and history as possible.
This is Brugges - isn't it pretty? Its referred to as the Venice of Europe.
I have some posts scheduled for the weekend, and there will be fresh Belgium posts all next week. Hang in there my friends , I'll get my blogging routine back. It's just a bit chaotic with the upcoming transition and wrapping up loose ends for the return trip home.