I have been living in Germany a little bit more than a year and I only now realise how difficult it was to leave everything behind in Russia and start a new life in a completely different culture with new beliefs and habits. I initially did everything to integrate myself…whatever that means… learning the language, learning about the German history and culture etc etc. but I do miss the Russian open-mindedness and the sensation of expressing my own emotions openly and of course to have a long conversation in my own language… We try to speak only German at home.
I am married to a German and I have everything i ever wanted in my life now. Don’t get me wrong! I am not speaking about the financial part of my life. My husband has been very helpful in making this first year easy and enjoyable for me. Let’s see what comes next in life 😉