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So I tend to be a crappy blogger, but I'm going to try this anyway, cause I'M GOING TO GERMANY IN FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS. So super excited! :proud:

Thing is, I don't want to lose my English the way my German professor is. While I have my lovely and wonderful roommate who will probably refuse to let me forget (she made me get a Skype specifically because I'm leaving her for six months), I want the whole world to know what's going on.

I'm obviously not the first person to study abroad. But it seems to me in this super-connected global world, we are farther apart than ever as PEOPLE. Nations get pretty close, especially in Europe, but what about the people? We don't respect the traditions of others anymore, if we ever did. This is especially bad in America, where we don't even know the customs and traditions of our closest neighbors, never mind the people halfway across the world.

This is probably why I find the prospect super exciting, but daunting and overwhelming at the same time. What if I do something wrong? What if I disrespect the Germans in some way? It's bound to happen, I'm so oblivious most of the time. My German isn't very good, I know I'll say something insulting on accident. What if I hate it because of something I find disrespectful (not that they should change whatever it might be, it's their custom)? Germans don't put as much emphasis on the flag as we do in America. I love flags, what will it be like not seeing one everywhere?

It honestly scares me.

I'm about to fulfill one of my biggest childhood dreams. Will it be as great as I imagine it to be?
 
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