I am sitting in one of those backroom bank offices with two male bankers in their late 30s.  I’m feeling really positive about getting all my questions answered and also grateful for their fluency in English! These bankers seem very generous with their time and generally quite pleasant. We speak of my German classes and... Continue Reading →

Here I am. An expat!

When my sense of self-worth comes in large part from being self-sufficient, helpful and productive, my self-esteem has taken a blow since becoming an “expatriate” 2 months ago when I moved to Munich. Attempting to communicate in German, I sound and feel like a 5 year old. Even the basics have become huge accomplishments. Learning... Continue Reading →

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