After a long writing break, I finally found some time to share some stories of my life and what I experienced in my Germerican career again.
After finishing my senior year in Clemson and being away from home for a while I was super excited to go back and see my family and friends. It’s always such a great feeling to be back and see everyone. Spending time together after being apart for so long. Sometimes though, I just feel that I don’t fit in anymore. Something changed; I changed. Being away from home, living in a foreign country shows you many different sides of life than what I experienced back home in Germany. Coming to the USA I did not know anything about life; I was well raised and knew right from wrong, but how life actually worked was a mystery for me. Being put in a foreign environment made me grow as a person and turned me into the woman I am today. It might be better, it might be worse, but the most important thing is that I feel good with myself and that I know that I can still grow into something even better. Into someone that has more life experience and who has the right mindset to be successful in life. (I sometimes have to work on that one :D)
Also, seeing all kind of different cultures and living together with people from all over the world taught me to accept different lifestyles than I was used to back at home. It made me realize that I grew up in a bubble and that there is so much out there in the world than what we are used to.
This, I think is something that separates my opinion and myself, from other people. I am not just talking about Germany, but everywhere in this world one can see this behavior. Obviously, I can just talk about my Germerican experience, so this is specific to my lifestyle and what I experienced and I am not generalizing anything. When I get back to Germany I often realize that people like to have their own views, and aren’t open-minded to change their thoughts, and only feel comfortable with what they have and what they know. I just don’t fit in this type of person anymore. I am hungry to see more things, get to know more people, and explore the unknown. I am not ready to settle yet, and build up a life that I will have forever. Some people say you are already 23 years old (soon 24) and others say you are so young you have time to decide what you want to do. Everyone is facing this challenge at one point in life, but this point is not there yet, at least not for me.
Life experience, and mostly being exposed to new challenges can change something in you; it did in me. I can just suggest everyone to not be scared of something new and go out in the world to figure it out by themselves. It can change everything. It can turn you life upside down, but as long as you have it under control and it doesn’t overwhelm you, you are going to be fine, and maybe help you understand my way of thinking better than you do right now.
Thanks for reading peeps. See ya soon.