Week 2: Starting Work! (#Internship)

Monday was a holiday (President's Day). I learned how to drive my uncle's pickup truck and also painted a simple little painting for "Home of Hopes": This ministry builds houses in Baja, Mexico. My uncle teaches painting classes and donates the paintings to the families who get a house. Since…

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Hello Seattle! (#Internship)

I got to Seattle yesterday. I will stay until mid-August to work at a church internship. But before I start, I will have some time to get settled in. To "get there". Here's what happened so far: My mom drove me to Frankfurt airport in the morning on Feb 10th.…

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First Author Contract!

I've written on several occasions before. Family parties, school dedications, friend's birthdays or just for my own enjoyment. But so far, I haven't been officially published beyond those kinds of settings. Well, that just changed: I got to sign my first contract with a small publisher in Germany (SCM Verlag)!…

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7 Days!

School's out. I scrubbed and cleaned the apartment. Goodbye until August or September! I have 7 more days before I get on a plane and got to Seattle for a 6-month-internship. I am spending those days with my family. Excitement growing! :D To do before the flight: pack chocolate and…

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20 Days

That's my countdown status, right now: I will be going to Seattle for a 6-month internship at a church. 20 days, and I'll be on a plane. As this is a significant change, the time around it is a time of transition: I am super excited to go. I'm part…

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Second-Hand-Basar at School!

We had our own little second-hand-store at our school. Students brought their good second-hand clothes, we (I and a team) sorted the stuff and set it up with some decorations and tea and cookies. Apart from saving money and material on clothes, we wanted to raise money for the non-profit…

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