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Thursday, November 3, 2016

The State of Germerica #2

Back in June, there was so much going on that I decided to write a post about the State of Germerica - that is, the general state of what's going on in my life. Well, a lot has gone on since then, and I am not sure how to organize that all into a sensible blog post, so here we go again.


Today's post will proceed by topic. First up on the docket is...

Apartment Hunting
I want to move! As of November 1st, Marco and I have been living in our current apartment for exactly 3 years. That's a long time! Although we do plan on staying in L√ľneburg for the foreseeable future, we are ready for a change.

Our current apartment has is on the 3rd floor with one bedroom, 59 m² (635 sq ft), and is located near the university. We are looking for a ground floor apartment with a small yard, at least 70 m² (750 sq ft), possibly a second bedroom, and a more central location near the city center and train station.

Here is a picture of an apartment we looked at yesterday, which had an amazing location and was very pretty, but the heating system looked too inefficient (and expensive) and it was on the 3rd floor:



Wish us luck as we continue with the hunt!

Master's Thesis
I turned in my Master's thesis on Thursday, October 28! Since then, I have been trying to relax a bit and not think about it anymore. Although, I should actually be contacting my supervisors to plan my presentation and defense. I will get to that soon.


In the meantime...

Job Hunting
I am slowly beginning the job search! I am feeling pretty optimistic about finding a fitting position at a digital media company in Hamburg.

Luckily, I'm not under any pressure to take the first thing that comes along because I already have a part-time job at the university. Which brings us to...

Working
After agreeing to be in a video for my university in September, the university's communications department spontaneously offered me a part-time job to begin the very next week. My contract lasts through the end of March, which means I can take my time finding the right job for after graduation. After all, this will be my first big-girl full-time job in Germany!

Wedding Planning
As if all of that wasn't enough, Marco and I are still planning our wedding! I have written two posts about this process so far (wedding planning pt. 1 - wedding planning pt. 2), but we still have a few things to do before December 30th...

And that's it! Lots of changes going on right now in Germerica, and I am excited to see how different the state of things will be in 2017.

P.S. this post is participating in Gretch and Kristen's“What’s new with you?" link-up for November.

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