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By: Nicola

October 19, 2008

Freezing Jason

Today Jason and I went for a 2 hour tour across Maryland´s rural countryside. Jason, by the way, is my Vespa´s name. And yes, she is also a she. If I am already standing out everywhere I go, I can just as well be weird, right? Anyway, Jason is being a very reliable companion and showed me the most beautiful spots that are out there west. Just today I realized how much sense it makes for me to born in October, since I have always been so attracted by beauty. I love colors! And did I mention that I think October is the most beautiful month? (more…)

October 7, 2008

Happiest Birthday

Dear people, far and nearby – I thank you all so much for making this my best birthday ever. I never believed that I could have such a happy day so shortly after leaving my home country. It is so wonderful to see how all you germans are sending me your hearts, writing me your wishes and calling long distance. In addition I was blessed with another new circle of friends and family this year, that is surrounding me with love and make me feel like I am just at the right place in this whole wide world. And as if all that wasn´t already enough, there is this wonderful husband by my side, whose only goal it is to make me the happiest person ever. And man, does he make me happy!! I love you übelst, my Liebling! I love you my dearest family! And all of you! Thank you!

September 26, 2008

Two big steps

finally things are moving!! No, we are not moving out yet, but we are at least two big steps closer to a great future. This week, after 4 and a half month of endlees waiting and frustration, I finally got an update on my immigration case: my work authorization and my travel document are being issued! It makes me feel like a complete, free person again. Not only can I start making money now, advance in my career, also can I travel and come back into the country. Isn´t that great? Now motivation is overflowing and I will send out my first application tomorrow.

In addition to that my awesome husband graduated from acupuncture school this week. He is now officially not a student anymore. That means he doesn´t have to pay for patients to come in anymore, but will make money through healing people. How great is that!

I feel like these two developments give us a lot more opportunities for creating our lives the way we want them to be. I´m all excited now and busy writing applications.

Thank you all so much for the support in the past few months!

September 22, 2008

Traditionelle Logikfreiheit

Es wir mal wieder Zeit ein bisschen über die Unlogik dieses Landes, in dem ich lebe, herzuziehen. Anlass hierzu bietet ein eher unschöner Vorfall vor ein paar Tagen, als man mir im Café einen falschen Zwanzig-Dollarschein unterjubelte und ich drauf reingefallen bin. Erstens, habe ich einfach noch nicht so super viel Erfahrung mit dem Geld hier und zweitens sind die Geldscheine einfach beschissen gemacht. Dass alle Werte die gleiche Farbe, Größe und Aussehen haben ist ja schon mal die erste Unpraktikalität. (more…)

September 22, 2008

Little boxes

gerade wenn es so richtig nach Herbst aussieht (siehe und ich fast schon meine Sommersachen auf den Dachboden bringen will, kommt der Sommer noch mal raus. Dieses Mal aber in seiner mitteleuropäischen Form: angenehme 30 Grad, trockene Luft und kühle Nächte. Nicht dass mich die tropische Luftfeuchtigkeit in den vergangene Monaten gestört hätte, aber das hier ist doch ein bisschen heimatlicher. Heimatsnostalgie (Heimweh wäre ein zu starkes Wort) schein auch sonst das Thema meines derzeitigen Lebens zu sein. (more…)

August 29, 2008

Falling into fall

From Spring to Summer to Fall – and I don´t wanna think about the cold season that comes after that. For now, I am excited that my second favourite season is starting. The sun stays still warm, the air gets refreshing. Monotonous green turns into warmer shades of yellow and red and brighten up lazy grey days.

This year more than ever before I can feel the seasonal changes in my body, in every pore. (more…)

August 19, 2008

Juggling with words

One of the uncountable reasons I love Lincoln so much is because he can make me smile with these simple, but unexpected comments. It doesn´t take him many or fancy words to be creative with language and express thoughts in such an adorable way: (more…)