Almost two years ago, i decided that i needed some change in my life. My job was not satisfying to me anymore with no evolution in sight. And also my private life was not 100% satisfying anymore, too. Of course, i have friends and hobbies and got around a lot, and i was grateful to live in such a beautiful area. But…something was missing. Some more excitement, something new, a challenge. I figured, that i needed a more inspirational environment.
In summer 2010, i spent my holidays in Berlin, visiting my sister, and also went a few days to Hamburg to see my two best friends. I became aware of the fact, that i miss spending more time with them.
So, back from holidays there were two more events in my life that made the water spill over. As i loved the vibe of Berlin, i decided to start it all over again.To quit my job, to move to Berlin. To sell my apartment, leave almost twenty years of my life behind.
I started investigating, mostly administrative stuff, started to prepare my curriculum, to look at the job market and apartment situation in Berlin. I started purging my possessions, to pare down my stuff. Some of my friends here were informed about my decision.
In january 2011 i started applying for jobs in Berlin, as i couldn’t leave everything without assuring my income. And after some frustrating experiences, like when you never get any feedback or answer from companies, i finally got an invitation for a test, then for an interview, i had a test day and got the job.
Then, as i had expected, everything was going very fast. Although i had prepared for it, it was very stressing. I needed to sell the apartment upon a very short notice. I had to pack up my belongings. I had to deal with a lot of administration stuff. Get offers from moving companies, etc.
There was a lot of joy and anticipation involved, i was delighted that now everything i had wished for a year now will become reality. But i was also kind of freaked out. Would everything turn out ok in time ? Would everything get settled before i would leave ?
But i didn’t worry that i could fail in my new life.