3. September 2015

Life changes: we're moving!

It's been awfully quiet around here for a while. A lot of things happened at once in the last few weeks that made me pause the blog for a while. One of them is that I had to stay at the hospital for a few days. Don't worry, it was nothing very serious and I'm fine and up and about already. On a happier note: We're moving!
The boyfriend has been looking for a PhD position ever since he got his master's degree in May so I had some time to adjust to the fact that we would probably be moving soon. Or not so very soon. Somewhere in Germany. Or Europe. In a few months. Or maybe only weeks.
Basically, I knew absolutely nothing and it drove me crazy! Can we rent a garden again this year or will we already be gone before we can harvest anything? Can we go on vacation this summer or will it clash with finding new homes, renovations, moving? The whole situation was very frustrating for me to say the least. Not being made easier by the fact that after weeks of searching for PhD positions that matched his field and specialisation, the boyfriend applied for only ONE and refused to apply anywhere else before he got a reply. I used that opportunity to exercise calm and patience - with varying degrees of success.
But thank god he got the job! We'll be leaving Berlin move to Mainz in October!
The last weeks were well spent quitting our jobs here in Berlin, getting out of our lease for our current home, driving across Germany on the weekends to look for a new place to live and trying to figure out the best and cheapest way to move to a place that's 600 kilometers away. We're still students after all and moving vans aren't cheap, I can tell you this much.
We finally signed contracts for our new home in Mainz last week! Now comes my favorite part of moving. I loove planning our new home! Everything from renovations to DIY bits and furnishing. And I love packing boxes. Honestly, if the boyfriend didn't keep me from it, the whole apartment would have been packed up in boxes the day we signed the contract for our new place. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to new adventures in Mainz.
So if things stay a little more quiet over the next few weeks it's because I'm sitting on the living room floor, packing boxes.


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