So, I was walking around the office doing some pre-goodbyes and I gotta tell you, I was getting pretty emotional! Me! I am usually pretty hard core so this is weird. Never once after getting off the plane in Frankfurt did I think for one second that I would enjoy Germany the way I have or miss the people so much.
I have met some really great people here who have not only extended a hand to me but also made my stay feel very personal and warm. I have been invited to spend time with people after work, been taken on outings, bonded with folks over lunches etc.. The list goes on and on.
If you know me personally, you will know that my first month and a half here was really hard. Really hard. Adjusting was crazy hard but then something just clicked for me. I ended up making genuine friends here who I will surely miss. One woman in particular started to tear up today because we had grown that close.
Wow! Germany has totally changed me and for the better. It was a learning experience not only for work (which I have to say was amazing because I learned so many new and interesting things) but for me! I dread tomorrow when I have to say my actual goodbyes to numerous people.