One week in...
I can’t believe I’ve been here for a week now. It seems like so much longer! Work is looking up and has actually been interesting this week! I’ve been to press conferences, protests, to see 3D printers and to film politicians giving statements. All of which are better than endless hours of logging. I have also been told I’m a good boom (holding the microphone) girl, so at least I seem to have some use, as I can’t write the German reports. I’ve also been starting to talk to people around the office, which has been interesting and if nothing else doing ten separate coffee runs has increased my steps! So far I’ve been asked if I’m from Northern Germany, Wales, Scotland and Australia and if I’m a freelance journalist. All of which I replied yes to just to confuse the office and make sure if I do anything wrong they’ll never be able to find me (holds up sarcasm sign)!
Not having anything to do in the evenings and at weekends has proven to give me a lot of free time! Therefore I am using this time very effectively…to research art, camera things and where I will be on seasons. I’m starting to feel really pumped about my ski season. I’ve found out about a sports/climbing centre 15minutes walk away from the resort I think I’ll be working in and life in the mountains looks and sounds amazing. This is undoubtedly more my scene and lifestyle than life here in the city. Although it may sound strange, I like not having everything on my door step. I prefer to have to actually go the museums and big shopping areas and make a day or trip out of it.
I also find it ironic that despite there being more people in cities its actually harder to make friends. In the countryside you can join one of the local clubs, the church or just start talking to a local shopkeeper, whereas in the city everyone is super busy and in their own bubble. This weekend I’ll see if I can meet anyone new. But at the end of the day it’s not the end of the world if I don’t, as I know people at work and my friends and family will be visiting soon. Plus I’m only actually here for around three more weeks.