There always seems to be one, doesn't there?
Right now is good. The heat has broken for the time being, and the windows are open. I have a few minutes until I have to head to work, so this is the time, as it is every day, for reflection and iced tea. I've been on hiatus from writing simply because I usually work at least 50 hours a week, but I'm steadily making the time even in this busy schedule to do the things I love. Really I'm preparing for what comes next and trying to make sure that I keep my head on straight this time around.
Yesterday I took the German language exam (again) that will (hopefully) get me one step closer to grad school in Deutschland.* It's the first step toward the next step, and this time around I am actually feeling pretty good about all of it. I mean, if I've learned anything in the last couple of years, it's that very little actually goes according to plan, but along with the necessary grain of salt, I have a good amount of confidence that it will all work out. While I don't know exactly what that means yet, I do feel that the events of the last several years have been leading me to the decision to go back to Europe for a master's, and I am glad I finally have the guts to make it. The months ahead are all saving, applying, and preparing for yet another international move, and I am already so excited for the next adventure. This time, I'm doing it the right way.
* "Again" because, this being me, somehow the files were corrupted after I took it the first time and were unable to be evaluated. All of us in my test group had to retake the speaking portion of the exam. "Hopefully" because I have yet to get my results.