So far in Germany
So I’ve been in Germany for a month, and jesus I had no idea what I was going to go through as soon as I got here. I was struggling like heck with money. My friend told me I am so lucky that he helped me through because when he first came here he was all alone, lost and in despair and he wanted to commit suicide because of how bad life was for him.
I was shook completely when he told me that. I was thankful he helped and guided me, because he wasn’t the only person to tell me that they went through a bad time.
I was struggling with money, drinking (still am), and cultural shock. I still get it every now and then, but I was worrying a lot and had to spend according to my survival.
My Fintiba account was still closed because I still needed to send them some documents, and open a bank account. That itself took me 2 weeks to do so. I reached the point where I had only 20€ left from which I originally had 1000€. Additionally, my friend helped me with 50€. From all that, I had 20€ left, and August didn’t even pass yet! It was because of the apartment I got. I had to pay 380€ for it, as well as a 500€ deposit. The deposit is what screwed me over.
But then, when I had 5€ my bank account was open and both, my father and Fintiba sent me money so now everything is under control and I am much more relaxed.
Currently I am taking courses in Mariaspring, starting from 04 September. I am restarting from A1, because I had an 8 month gap from studying the language.
Currently I am worried about Studienkolleg, but that will come at a later time.