I miss being able to go have drinks with friends. There, I said it. I miss those cups of coffee or tea with hours of conversation, and I really miss those multiple martinis during Happy Hour after work.
I have been living in Germany for 9 months. 9 fun filled months of seeing new sights, meeting new people, and trying new foods. We go out with the friends of my husband quite frequently, so I am often having drinks with friends, sort of. It’s fun, I always enjoy some afternoon into the evening drinking.
But, I miss drinking with my friends. I miss drinking with people that I am able to understand and connect with. I miss hearing my friends talk and tell me their stories.
If my friends and I were having a drink right now, (It’s OK, it’s afternoon here.) I would tell them that I am so happy to be here in Germany. I would tell them that this is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I would mention that it is hard being an English speaker in a country that speaks German. I would admit to my friends that I speak with the dog and cat as if they were human, often, very often. (It’s OK, really. They are both Tri-lingual, Speaking dog/cat, English and German).
But mostly, if I were having drinks with friends, I would let them know that I do miss them.
But don’t worry too much about me missing my friends. The amazing Suzie will be here all the way from NC very soon. There will be plenty of conversation and drinks. I am sure there may even be a few blogs posts to share all the fun.