Michael, what have you been doing with your days?

Summer in Berlin:

  • Biking everywhere
  • Partying
  • Meeting a ton of new people
  • Sleeping in
  • Casual sex and summer flings
  • Leisurely breakfasts
  • Having lots of lunch with people
  • Dinners too
  • Making career connections
  • Also tea career connections
  • Paying close attention to my finances
  • Figuring out what I want to do next in my life
  • A ton of paperwork to get my freelance artist visa to work in Germany 
  • Photographing, writing
  • Drinking tea

Then back in San Francisco for 4 weeks:

  • Realizing I was ready to leave SF and live in Berlin
  • Organizing my uproot from SF
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Visiting FontShop
  • Planning my packing and move
  • Selling my stuff
  • Figuring out where I would stay in Berlin
  • Analyzing my finances
  • Sleeping in
  • Some partying
  • Some casual sex
  • Drinking tea while being both anxious and excited about the FUTURE

Now that I’m in Berlin:

  • Savoring the phrase I live here
  • Reconnecting with people and telling them I live here
  • Rekindling career opportunities
  • Partying
  • Sleeping in
  • Casual sex
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, döner
  • Looking into German classes
  • Settling in at my October sublet
  • Setting up new routines 
  • Networking to find a more permanent room to rent
  • Biking everywhere
  • Taking the train and staring out the window
  • Comparing and contrasting autumn here to California
  • Drinking tea while enjoying the fact that I don’t have to leave Berlin