I get asked this question very frequently. There is a short version of the story, I assume every one of you knows already. But today I want to take the time to tell you my story from beginning to now with all twists and turns… At first, it was not easy to realize how everything … Continue reading How did I end up in the USA? – My Story
Hello again. The snow is gone and we are waiting for summer. 😉 (I am very spoiled already.) Over the past few weeks, I have learned and discovered so much new, I have started taking notes on my phone. Let me share my list of "unusual things" in America with you... (unusual for me as … Continue reading 10 unusual things I have discovered while living in America!
When I moved from Germany to Charleston, SC I did not expect to see this place covered in inches of snow. The sunny, subtropical city is famous for beach vacations not for ski adventures. But last Wednesday, January 3nd, 2018 Charleston turned into a winter wonderland. This is very rare and is comparable to a winter … Continue reading Snowdays in Charleston, SC
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope all of you have happy holidays, no matter where in world you are. I am currently in Kentucky and experience my third American Christmas. However, I still notice differences between German and American Christmas traditions... #1: Vorweihnachtszeit (The time before Christmas) Germany: Beginning of December German kitchens smell like a … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten!
It is crazy how fast time has passed. I cannot believe it has been a year already. It feels like it was yesterday when I had to say goodbye to my friends at the airport in Germany. This moment was one of the hardest in my life. There I was.. sold everything I had standing at … Continue reading One-Year Anniversary Living in America!
People ask me all the time what I miss the most about Germany. And my answer is the food and the cheap groceries. I have talked to Germans who are also new in Charleston and we share the same pain... After the first few weeks in America, there is one special thing every German will … Continue reading 10 groceries I missed and where I found them in the US!
This week's post is a little more personal than the others. It is about missing "the Pfalz", (engl.: Palatinate) the area in Germany where I am from. When I leave my house in Charleston, SC, I see Palm Trees. Most of the time it is between 70 and 80 degrees. The beach is 20 minutes away by car. … Continue reading A love letter to my home “The Pfalz”
How to find a job A LinkedIn-Profile is a must have for a successful job search. In case you have not heard about it, it's basically a tool where your profile is your online Resume. It is comparable to Xing. If you want to find out how to create a powerful LinkedIn Profile read more here. I … Continue reading Cultural Differences – Job Search and Employment
Something I never thought about is that every culture also has different sayings. I still use my German saying translated into English, my husband and I have a lot of fun with that. Very interesting is that some saying represents the culture also. Here are ten German expressions Americans should know when dealing with Germans. … Continue reading I think my pig whistles! – 10 German Idioms in English
After I got my Green Card I wanted to start a mini job immediately. There was an Energy that wanted to be used. I had to wait six months for my work permit, it was very boring not to have a task. I thought about how I could offer value and what makes me unique … Continue reading “Dear Dorothea” – How a Birthday Letter to a Stranger Inspired me