Long time no see, right? So much has happened that I really don’t know where to start. But I’ll try…
I’m writing you from Munich, from one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, which is very close to the Alps, has its own rules and even language, but about that a little bit later. First of all how did I get here?
It was a really big surprise before the New Year. My husband just called me and said what he just received an invitation to work in one of the international IT companies in Munich and he has to say them “yes” or “no”. “Yes” meant that we have immediately move to Munich. “No” – well sooth to say I even didn’t think about that option, because I knew how important it was for my husband. So after our decision to leave the rainy and cold homeland and move to a completely new city Munich, everything was like in a super fast movie. We spent Christmas with our families and the New Year we’ve already met in Bavaria. It was a completely new chapter of our life – we came here only with two suitcases, all the other things like my beloved flowers and cacti, dishes, furniture or cute little things we gave to our friends and family before our leaving. Probably sounds sad but for us that was only things, we knew that after all we had each other and it was the most important thing. We even didn’t feel sorrow that we have to leave the country in which we were born. Perhaps because we were always feeling there like the strangers and life was passing us by. But the moment when we had to leave our grandparents with a thought they are old enough that it would be the last time we see them alive and healthy… trust me, it can’t be described in words.
I won’t hide this from you – in the beginning everything was going not so easy as we wanted: it was really difficult to find a long-term rental (prices are incredibly high here), we also had to register and handle all the documents. But after all everything is fine and we are happy here.
About a week ago we moved to a new apartment. This is a small one but very comfortable, bright and cozy with a large terrace full of sun and flowers. Finally we can spend more time for two of us and perhaps that is why we feel much happier now. People do not hurry to live here despite the fact that Munich including its suburbs has a population of 2.6 million (the same amount is in Lithuania, where I was born, but in the whole country (!) and people are running there all the time), everyone here is kind and almost always with a smile. Maybe here is no ocean, which I adore so much, only mountains and nobody knows what we’ll have tomorrow but probably finally we know what does it mean to live and we both love this beautiful feeling.
P.S. strange thing is that about seven years ago my husband called me “Bavarian girl”. At that time I didn’t know why but now I’m sure – it was a destiny :)))