To new beginnings

free6Making a big life change is scary, but you know what’s even scarier? Regret! With this in mind; I left all I knew behind to start this new journey. I was skeptical; was this worth it? Would I like it here? Will I get ugali flour? Will my new family like me? Will  I survive the weather?  I had many concerns just to mention a few.

Before saying “I DO”, my husband and I hadn’t  spent a lot of everyday life together. Ours was a long distance relationship.Owing to the nature of his job, he didn’t have much time off, but when he did, he’d pay me visits in Kenya. All in all we survived the storm and here we are today as one. I’m in a very happy place in my life; like a wild  flower springing up in the middle of nowhere.

With no friends around, I’m not affected one bit; don’t get me wrong, I do miss my family and friends and I try my best to keep in touch. I just don’t want life to pass me by while I’m busy wallowing in my pain. On this journey to finding myself and my potential,  distractions of any form or state are not welcome.

I’m learning the new language by attending an integration course daily for 4 1/2 hours so I’m quite occupied. I read a lot in my free time, keep the apartment clean, water the plants and flowers. This is a new hobby and I’m slowly creating a collection of beautiful flowers and plants. I also apply for English-speaking jobs online but no luck so far. I take care of my skin, go for long walks, take care of my hair. I’m a better cook than I was when I left home because we rarely eat out. Slowly but surely adapting to the beer and currywurst culture.

I have the best family here. My husband is the best and his family is amazing. So welcoming and humble, patient and understanding, loving and caring. Did I mention they love hiking? My in-laws are in great shape and I wanna look just like Conny (my mother-in-law) in my 50s. I particularly love my in-laws because they are great listeners and they have a perfect garden 🙂

My dreams and ambitions are still alive. I’m currently undergoing a transition. I need to master the German language to be able to study, work or have a social life. I’m leaning how everything works, from public transportation to road signs and driving on the opposite side of the road to being polite all the time!

Zitat : If not now… then WHEN?

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  1. This couldn’t come at a better time. I believe I needed this..I’m impressed at the prose & communication. Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
    Thank you Mama. Keep on keeping on.

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  2. The transition is never easy. I did it at 19. Left behind family and friends to start all over. It wasn’t all rosy at first to be quite honest. 7 years later and some days are still hard. Looking at your situation, I feel that pheraps my transition was a little easier because I moved to an English-speaking country. But I know you can do it. Keep your head up, do what you love, and enjoy your young marriage. Things will fall into place before long. This is an interesting read dear. I’m glad you’re happy through it all. Can’t wait to read more.

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