I’m currently living out my #gapyear between graduating from the University of Texas and continuing my education at the University of Wisconsin (Go Badgers?). Natürlich, I decided to come back to Germany.
I’m living in Dresden for a year supported by a DAAD scholarship. I’m expanding on my undergraduate thesis about river management.
I’m a total nerd, as my main interests these days include water, 20th century literature, organic gardening (learning about it, not doing it yet), Catholic blogs, and sewing. And, I guess, creating a life in Germany for almost a year!
Follow my blog as I navigate life in Dresden. The year is sure to include lots of Teutonic bureaucracy, misadventures in German-as-a-second-language, my first stab at a long-distance relationship, and lots of wordy posts laden with amateur photography 🙂
Here’s what I wrote “about myself” for the first incarnation of this blog, when I was 20 and studying abroad for the first time, for comparison. And because I can’t bear to get rid of it.
Ich heiße Annie.
I am passionately Catholic.
I am a Longhorn.
I Plan II do something with my life, but I really don’t know what that is yet. Typical.
Normally, I am a student of the liberal arts at the University of Texas at Austin.I enjoy potato salad, avocados, black beans, feta cheese, and ice cream. Separately. Not together.
Aber jetzt bin ich Studentin von Germanistik und Deutsch als Fremdsprache an der Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg in Deutschland!
Regardless of location and language, I am a thirsty-for-knowledge young Catholic striving to discover God’s will for me in every moment and to explore as much of this world as possible.
Luckily, I’ve been given the amazing chance to roam around central Europe for a few months taking classes, perfecting my German (a work in progress since ninth grade), traveling to the land of my ancestors in Poland, and taking advantage of whatever other opportunities come my way.
And while I do so, I’m keeping this blog, so you can (kind of) come along with me! Sweet!