In 5 weeks I will be moving out of the dorm in Ewersbach. Lots of stuff has accumulated over the last 5 years, and have been decluttering for several months. One big step: This week, I will have my old furniture/other big trash picked up. In German, we call this “Sperrmüll” (literally “bulky waste”). A couple of people helped me to carry it, that made all the difference!
And while the trash goes out, I’m taking in as much research as I can before I move. I’m writing a book (“Mitgestalter Gottes”, literally “co-creators with God”) about how we (from a Christian “Kingdom of God”-perspective) can shape the world for the better. Be that in relationships or fighting poverty or hobbies. The book comes out August 2022, which seems far ahead. But it’s actually not. Writing requires lots of reading, thinking, talking to people, actually writing, and then editing and repeating all those steps again. I confess, I’m not that much of a natural book worm. But I’ve found a rhythm: I borrow a stack of books, and try reading them outside in the sun. Then, I go back to the computer and summarize what I’ve read in the program “Citavi5”. And lastly, I keep my eyes open: any conversation, song or interaction is fair game for inspiration. I’m loving the change of pace from “school schedule” to a more freestyle work. I’m fortunate enough to be able to structure myself. So, this is a fun time!