If you asked me seven years ago (that would be when I was 20), where I would be today, living a completely “normal” life in Munich, Germany would not have been the answer. I did not speak a lick of German and I’d never even stepped foot on the European continent. Heck, I’d never ridden a subway! Yet, here I am five years (and counting) later living in the land of pretzels and punctuality.
Why Are You in Germany?
After graduation, I looked into extended stay options in Europe to fulfill the wanderlust taunting me before I settled into cubicle life. I discovered au pairing, found a family, and after a month of traveling Europe, I moved into a basement bedroom belonging to a thankfully lovely German family in Karlsruhe, who introduced me to living across the pond. Life in Deutschland was good to me. I traveled Europe, I made incredible friends, attended beer festivals galore, ate well, learned some German, and decided one year wasn’t enough. So, I decided to stay here no matter how hard the foreigner’s office tried to kick me out and things got a little more interesting. The following two years were spent meeting people that would change my life forever, interning at a company, taking German courses, and working at an Irish Pub. I then made the move to Munich to pursue a Masters degree in Consumer, Technology and Innovation at the Technische Universität München. I also received an Honors Degree in Technology Management the Center for Digital Technology & Management (CDTM).
I am living in the Bavarian capital city of Munich and working in innovation at a large German corporation. I love my job and somehow cannot believe how things seem to have normalized for me here in Germany. Thanks to the wonders of German labor law, I also have way more free time than I did alongside my studies. Hopefully I can channel some of this time back into blogging.
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