The Anxiety… it’s killing me

While I’m sitting here waiting for my visa forms from the lawyer to arrive I’m of course thinking waaayyyy too much. I’m so worried that I won’t get another J-1 visa, it’s seriously affecting my appetite (and makes me nauseous at times). I just want to get the forms so I can arrange an appointment in Berlin (hello super expensive consulate hotline) and get it over with. This not knowing is driving me nuts and doesn’t let me sleep well (not every night but still enough tossing and turning for my liking). UGH!

Anyway, I’m trying to keep busy to keep my mind from going back to the visa issue. Friday night Jenny, Juliane and I tried the new Indian restaurant in town and it was quite nice. The mango lassi had a bit too little mango in it but the chicken was really soft and tender and the waiters were extremely nice and let us sit there for ever without bothering us about getting more drinks etc. Afterwards (around 10:30pm – yes not everyone eats at 6pm here) we headed for the local disco but that was too empty so we headed to some new retro looking bar but that was too crowded and so we settled at another bar where we used to drink hot chocolate when we cut class or had a free period back in the days. Good old days :).
Saturday we checked out the first illumination of the city’s cathedral and made sure Jenny was seen by all the high animals of her company that sponsored the event and then headed to my Dad’s pub for an Ossi-Party (East German Party). That was less frequented than we had thought it to be but we still had a good time and then of course my dad had to tell embarassing stories from my childhood but oh well. That’s what parents are there for, right? 😉
Then yesterday after a pleasent time at the salt water (in door of course) pool (with waves) I went to the theater here and watched a dance/music/acrobatics performance and that was really good. Made me wanna start up tap dancing again. I might just do that if there’s a place whereever I’ll wind up next.
Alright, hope you’re all having a really nice week with much better weather than here!!

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9 Comments

  1. don’t worry too much, sweetie. i can imagine that you must feel really antsy, but i am sure that everything will work out juuusst fine.
    i am keeping my fingers crossed for some good news.

    oh, and the rest of your weekend sounds like fun 🙂

  2. Oh man, I can understand that the not knowing is driving you crazy! I keep my fingers crossed that you won’t have to wait much longer!
    Keep the keeping yourself busy up!

  3. it’s gonna be okay. i’ve always said you will go back to NC [‘member?] and it’s not gonna fail now due to a stupid visa 🙂 still, keeping my fingers crossed [can’t hurt i suppose 😉 ]

  4. i can imagine how nervous you must be, but i am sure everything will be fine. i know easy said when not in the situation, but i am sure you will be fine. keeping my fingers crossed for you sweets.

  5. hehehehe funny the “Afterwards (around 10:30pm – yes not everyone eats at 6pm here) ” 😀 here we think you really have dinner by that hour or so! 😛

    I am sorry about the visa stuff, it sucks, hope you get to have all the forms ASAP

  6. my fingers are crossed as well! but i am positive, let me know as soon as you find something out, ok? so i can double cross my fingers for you. 🙂 love ya hunbun. oh and ossi party sounds fun. wish i could have been there!!!

  7. I’m so glad you got to spend time with Ms. Julianne! The weather here is stunning, but friends make the world go round and I’m glad to have time with my friends here. I want to hear these embarassing stories! I must learn German!

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