The End Is Near

This morning I woke up to a few pleasant surprises.  For starters, it was the last day of classes!  While I’m shocked and saddened by how quickly this semester has passed, there is still something satisfying about getting another semester of college under my belt.


When I opened up my bedroom door, I found a little Christmas bag filled with chocolates, a clementine, and chestnuts left by my host-mom for Saint Nicolas day!  To enhance the Christmas spirit, I looked out my window and found a fresh layer of glistening snow covering the city.


While I enjoyed these little signifiers of the holiday season today, they also forced me to come to the realization that the time for me to jump on a plane and head back to Indianapolis is getting too close for comfort.  I only have nine days left in Berlin.  Nine days. 


I am in awe of how much has happened in nearly four months, and shocked by how quickly this time has passed.


Last weekend, a friend and I made a list of things we wanted to do in Berlin before we left, but I still don’t want to come to terms with the fact that I’m going to be heading home so soon.


As I’ve discussed in previous posts, Berlin has become another kind of home to me.  And while there are certainly things calling me back to America, leaving Berlin is going to be hard.


So, with that being said, I’m going to live the hell out of these last nine days, and take every last ounce of what Berlin still has to offer me.