I know, I know. I said I would keep writing. Four months without a job caused my work ethic to literally spiral out of control.
Honestly, there wasn’t much going on in my life in the country worth writing about besides reading and binge watching Netlifx
Not that I’m complaining.
I needed the break. To be honest, I wasn’t very happy with my last job and it made me rather bitter and mean. That’s one of those secrets you don’t hear from expats – when things aren’t going perfectly.
Part of us like to show that our lives are wonderful (and maybe even perfect): You get that with all bloggers or really anyone who puts their life out onto the internet for the world to see.
Honestly, my life is awesome. I am so glad I made the decision to move to Germany. I just wanted a more fulfilling job outside of the lab – a feeling I’d been harboring long before I even moved to Chicago (nonetheless Germany). I only stayed in the lab this long because it opened other doors for me.
By the end, I was ready to be done with it.
So having a few months sabbatical was just what I needed. And now I am back in the workforce. I went from Microbiologist to Translator – but I am still in the Pharma industry, which is pretty awesome.
I get to use a skill that makes me unique here: English (as well as the occasional Spanish). I have only been at my new job for a few months, but I am extremely happy. My motivation for other projects has come back full force! My book is ready for an editor and I already have a date for submission and I missed writing to you guys!
2019 is going to be my year, man! Get ready!