Pin It Now! I love living in Germany. I really, really do. But I've lived in the U.S my entire life and there are things I miss.
What really made me miss home today was having to take baby Wright to the pediatrician. I definitely miss the choice of health care providers. The language barrier is a bit worrisome to me as well in the event anything drastic were to happen. It's just a matter of being afraid of the unknown I 'spose.
I miss Target. A lot.
I miss Chipotle and all its deliciousness.
Whole Foods. There are bio markets here, but I've heard conflicting stories from people. I've heard that organic is not certified here like it is U.S.D.A certified organic in the States. From what people have told me, when buying bio (organic) in Germany sometimes you're just paying a premium price for basically the same thing. There are so many different definitions of organic, natural, all natural, etc. So I miss just knowing that the food I'm buying is truely organic and that the animals are treated humanely. I could look into further though.
I miss having double sinks in my bathroom.
I miss having a walk-in closet. The majority of houses in Germany don't come with closets. You have to buy your own wardrobe.
I miss having a garage.
I miss not having to plug my vacuum or steam mop or kitchenaid into a transformer to make it work.
I miss shopping on Sunday. Everything is closed on Sunday and I have to cram most errands into Saturday. I'd prefer to split it between two days.
I miss using a debit card everywhere. I'd say most places here take cash only or at least strongly prefer cash.
I miss being able to communicate freely. I still feel slightly insecure and modest when out in public. It's much harder to ask simple questions. I need to learn German.
I MISS MEXICAN FOOD!!!
I really really really really really really really really really really miss having a garbage disposal.
I miss pay at the pump gas stations.
I miss drive-thru Starbucks.
I miss Nordstroms.
I miss Craigslist so much.
I miss chinese food delivery.
I miss Pandora. Can't listen here in Germany....phooey.
I'm sure I'm missing a few. Though I miss soo many things, not having all of that in my life for over a year is something I've gotten used to. I don't dwell on the things I miss. I focus on my new life and have learned to adapt. It has definitely made me think different about immigrants and foreign people in general. lucky for me the people here are incredibly wonderful!