Well, what a difference a week makes. After having something along the lines of a breakdown last week, I finally found some release through yoga & thankfully brought myself back to center, ready to carry on, with more determination than ever. Whoever said following your dreams was easy, eh, but as they say, the best things in life are worth fighting for & I for one have my game face on.
With the new moon in my sign of Leo & being conjunct in Jupiter, for the first time in a decade, I am positive that everything is about to get a whole lot easier…Or at least that's my hope, anyway! Either way, I am feeling far more upbeat & positive. I have been trying to focus all my energy on being proactive & getting things done, ticking things off my never ending to do list.
On Wednesday, with the help of the Swede, we went to the Bürgeramt round the corner & finally registered me as living in Berlin. I am now in possession of a stamped piece of paper with my name on it. The following day we went a step further, opening me a bank account with Sparkasse. So I am now officially a legitimate Berlin resident. This is both terrifying & exciting & also essentially marks the end of my year of traveling. I am unpacking the suitcase & sticking up the postcards!
When I left England last year, my intention was always to find somewhere new to live abroad, although I was never quite sure where that was going to be. Having been to Berlin a few times before, at various times of the year, I never really gave a great deal of thought to living here. However, during my time in France back in the Spring, I just felt a sudden compulsion to return & plant roots for a while.
In life, sometimes you have to stop thinking & just go with the flow. If you feel compelled to go somewhere, or do something, even if you can't quite understand why, just do it. Being in Berlin has not only helped to provide me with the type of lifestyle I was always leaning towards, but it has also brought into my life some people who I could not love & appreciate more.
There is still so much to do, including finding an income & securing an apartment, so Swede can have his floor back, but I have to say, I'm very happy & content in this moment, even if it is a hectic one. There is so much of this city I wish to write about & share & I will, in time. For now, you may need to bear with me, as I prepare to celebrate my birthday & the one year anniversary of my leaving England!
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