The first week of the new semester is done, and it’s been a surprising time. For the first time here, I can say that all of my classes seem interesting. A few might even be relevant for my later career, but that’s a problem all teaching programs have. I’m still fighting through the bureaucracy for some papers I need (they make it very difficult for someone without an Abi to study Lehramt), but I’m resigned to finishing it without being frustrated anymore.
Every stereotype about bureaucracy is Germany is true except that
you’d think with this kind of time investment, that the system would
work (smoothly). Nope. Germans realize this but don’t know how to change
it. At least I’m not alone?
In other news, some fun things Schatz and I did in the weeks before this include:
Visiting a hemp labyrinth (an exhibition about climate change)
Mushroom hunting and IDing in the forest
Discovering a new place to jog along a pretty river
Aaaand… booking tickets to visit AZ! It’s been so long since I’ve been home…
It’s also gotten colder (yes, I think anything under 20C is freezing) so I need to finish knitting my hoodie.