So, here I am, at 2 in the morning local time, waiting for a 4 am train to Vienna. This wasn’t in the plans, but is what life threw at me. The 6 week summer university program had just come to a conclusion, with what was quite possibly the easiest exam I’ve ever had. In my excitement (not really) that night, I managed to break a steeping pot and drench my right leg in boiling hot water, literally millimeters from my junk. While in agonizing pain, and in between mild cursing, I found short moments to thank God for sparing my fun parts. Still, this incident threw my plans for my month of travels completely out of whack. I had one day left In Stuttgart and still had to apply for courses at Western, finish packing both what I was going to be taking with me backpacking and sending to my Grandmother in Vienna. Realistically I only had about 3 hours of that day because the University hosted a farewell party, and I ended up in the hospital for about 5 hours total (luckily the nurses here have been really cute). Ended up having to pack my luggage to send to Vienna in a record 15 minutes. Unfortunately this endeavor was unsuccessful. I packed too little, but only realized this as I packed my backpacking bags to the point where the stitches looked like they were going to split. Oh! And did I mention that I lost my phone, which ended up being in a friend’s host parent’s car? Yeah, that happened too. Anyways, while getting a ride to the train station out of my village, I came up with the idea of first stopping in Vienna, to chill out, heal my charred leg, unload some stuff, and take a breather. This idea was only a mild change from the 4 week backpacking adventure I had been planning for the previous two months, where I would first stop in Luxembourg, followed by Spa, Belgium, where I was to attend the Spa Summer Classic races which I was very very excited about. Still, I knew this was not going to be possible with these new circumstances. Luckily, the hostel owner made an exception for my late cancellation, and I was nearly as excited as all the loud and drunk Germans at the train station celebrating their victory over the USA.
I may sound bitter and upset at this, and I sort of am, and this is definitely a bit of me venting, BUT, I know that life often turns out in ways we never expect and an important ability for anybody is their ability to adapt. I was also always told that things like this happen for a reason, and as I grow older I begin to see that this is true, though it may be some time until I find the particular reason. STILL, I am in the heat of the change I would like to vent a little more, so I’m just going to plug in some tunes and jam out. Writing only helps so much, before music has to take over. Another late log, but its been a busy and amazing 6 weeks in Stuttgart. I definitely plan on talking more about those 6 weeks, so if you’re interested keep an eye open for my next posts!
This log is a bit outdated (2 weeks). This is the first time I’ve had both time and reliable Wi-Fi simultaneously so that I could post this. Still having a blast !