They say I’m an adult now. In fact, I just turned 18 and there’s not much of a difference yet which I imagine to change soon. At least I already got dozens of letters reminding me that I’m now responsible for anything myself, including insurances, bank accounts and a lot more official matters. Even facebook messaged me: Some security settings have been removed so I had to adjust them again. Feels good to be 18.
But having celebrated my birthday also means that there’s not much time left for me at home! It sounds odd, but I subconsciously started counting the breakfasts I still have with my parents – not enough! I’ve never had issues leaving home, even for a longer period, but 6 months are a long time and I’ll spend them in a totally different world! Exciting and intimidating at the same time.
I’m glad to be able to share these thoughts soon in Berlin though. I’m sure I’ll find other people there with similar worries and expectations and I can’t wait to get to know them and eventually keep in touch with some to travel during my stay!