Five days to go until I move my entire life halfway across the globe to Germany. My life is now packed up in five boxes with a suitcase and a backpack left to be packed. The fear and anxiety is starting to set in. My life come Friday will never be the same again.
I’m excited to be starting an incredible adventure, but also scared. All the what if questions are invading my brain. What if I don’t like it? What if I don’t make any friends? What if my visa gets rejected? What if I find German too hard to learn? What if, what if, what if.
I guess it is only natural to be anxious when moving to a foreign country. Hundreds of thousands have done it before me and the truth is, if I hate it I can always go home. Many people aren’t that lucky.
Time to focus on the positive things. A brand new life and I will be living my dream of working overseas. I get to live in a different culture and have fun exploring all that that involves. I will experience a truly northern hemisphere winter and perhaps if I’m really, really lucky a white Christmas. I have the opportunity to become bilingual, something I always wish I was as I feel so ignorant only speaking one language.
And if it all turns to shit, at least I’m going to have plenty to blog about.