A family has opened their home in Husum to me for the entirety of my stay in Germany, and I couldn’t be more grateful. The document (entirely in German) telling me about them has given me insight into the household I will soon be a part of. I found out that he enjoys volleyball and golf, while she prefers music. They both enjoy movies, dancing, and travelling in their camper. To top it all off they have a dog, which I’m sure will be one of my closest companions during my year abroad.
I have spent countless hours every day researching my new home. Located near the North Sea, Husum promises me a year unlike any other and, undoubtedly, a second home for the rest of my life. Meanwhile, I’ve been packing my heaviest sweaters and boots to help me brave the cold, snowy, and magical winter that is surely in store for me in only a few months.
Until then, I can only sit and dream about my new life in “the grey town by the sea” (Theodor Storm).