It's been a long, long journey...
It was rough, full of arguments, full of troubles, full of doubts, and full of tears. It was a journey that (for awhile) I was afraid I would not be able to make. But, January 19th, 2013 --- that marked the day that I finally took my first steps into Germany to be with my Girlfriend again!!!
Things did not start out so great...
The plane ride had been long, I had more luggage than what I thought. I arrived in Munich and took a train to Augsburg where I was supposed to have an apartment ready for me to occupy it so that Taz and I could enjoy each others' company once more. With the rent already in my pocket, I was feeling confident that my life was about to change for the better and that this was going to be an amazing adventure.
I could not have been more right about the Adventure part.
When I arrived at my 'apartment'...something seemed off. I wasn't sure what it was, but as I got on Facebook to ask my German-friend about my roommate and what floor she was on, I discovered some terrible news. My apartment had been evicted, and that left me homeless. So here I was...standing in an abandoned hallway with Taz guarding my huge bags of luggage. I started to freak out, we could not call a Taxi because they did not know how to find us (something about the address I later found out). We walked in the cold and snow for a good while before we found a hotel.
It was expensive, but we had no choice in the matter. We tried not to think about the problems we were currently having and tried to spend a wonderful night together. It was a good effort, and I was glad to have my woman back in my arms.
But by mid-afternoon...things were really tense between us. We had to rent a Hostel room for a couple of nights. We were having no luck finding an apartment that we could afford. At this rate, I had no reliable internet, no phone, and no way of getting my visa in this state.
But, after all the fights had erupted and tears were shed...we had a stroke of luck. Taz (being in the Army and all), got one of her friends online and explained the situation between me and the eviction of my roommates. The guy she was talking to gladly allowed me a place to stay while I searched for an apartment. Granted, that meant going away from Augsburg and relocating to Ansbach (almost 2 hours away)...but at this point, it was more than worth it.
Since then...I have still been having my issues. I still need a more permanent place to live (that I can use as a legal residence), I still need to get my visa as well as other important documents before I can begin work. Taz and I had our little differences before the big move but we have been working them out as they weekends come and go (and she takes the train from Vilseck to see me), and this weekend for our Anniversary/Valentines Day we are going to see a CASTLE!!!
I have only been here for less than a month, but I am in love with this place! Sure it's cold...and sure, I don't know the language as well as I probably should...but I truly am living a dream. Only 21-years-old and living in a Foreign Country for the next 3 years.
I have let go of those that have haunted my past for so many years and for the first time in a very long time, I can say that I am truly happy with my life
Just thought I would fill you all in