Flensburg on Day 80. Writing on Day 81.
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A few hours in Flensburg on the summer trip was not enough. I remember taking a similar picture of this on the trip and praying that I’d be able to come back to see more. So it wasn’t really a question of going or not when Petra invited me. On Saturday she and her husband Olliver, and Henrike picked me up to drive to Flensburg. 
Why is it so fun to see new cities? What about it makes us happy? Are there people who don’t like seeing cities? 
Look at those shoes!

For Spence.

Zombie Walk. I love Halloween. I love, love Halloween.

Orange buildings, yellow leaves, cobblestones.
I love these people.
I love having a planned Saturday and spending it with some of my favorite people in Kiel. Things are so good in Germany. I’m back into the swing of things, which means my homesickness and Spencer-sickness is okay. Petra has saved my life over and over again. I feel calm and good. 
This week is another crazy week and I’m not sure what the wi-fi situation is. If you don’t hear from me soon, I’ll have something for you on Friday. (But I’m sure I’ll find internet somewhere). I presume there will be many pictures to show.
I cleaned my room on Saturday and suddenly I feel like writing a novel. Why does that happen when your life is in order? Why don’t I always keep my life in order so I write a novel?
I slept over at some friends’ house last night. Two girls from my ward. I love sleepovers. I also love seeing how people decorate their rooms and apartment. I’m excited to go home and finish decorating one of the blank walls in the living room. Spencer hung up his lightsaber on that wall since I’ve been gone, which gives it a nice touch of personality, I’ll admit. I have some other ideas.
(I’m starting to just babble, just so you know:)
I want a bunch of expensive things. 
I want running shoes that are bright blue and neon pink. Or neon green and yellow. Or just some kind of neon. 
I also want an Apple TV.
I want a bike. 
I want a tripod.
I think that’s all I want right now. Wait!
I want an assortment of red, pink, orange, and coral lipgloss and lipstick. 
Okay I think that’s it. 
I’m thinking of getting a pixie again, but this time actually doing the whole 6-week trim so it stays like that and I don’t go through the awkward phases again. Also I have this irrational feeling that if I get a pixie cut, Jen and I will hang out more often. Like maybe our hair will speak to each other and we’ll be on the same universal vibration again and will get to hang out all the time like we used to with the cousins. Yep. That’s it. I’m cutting it.
Plus I hate finding my hair everywhere. I just want to chop it off.
Okay, so maybe I’m a bit homesick. I’ll tell you what, though, the CBYX program prepped us so good for staying sane in a different country. They just said straight out how you’re going to feel sometimes, and they were totally right. They gave the best advice and it’s really been helpful even on this internship. In fact, I’m going to make you a list of this advice stuff one day (along with my own). Not tonight. 
Four months feels like nothing compared to ten. Nothing. 
So much happening in the upcoming three weeks. So much!

1 Comment

  1. Jenn

    Just read this. Maybe we’d hang out more if you weren’t in Germany!!

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