A New Year and New Experiences
posted by Sanelisiwe Mokoena on 3 February 2016

Hallo everyone,

I don’t know why but I feel like this year is a start of better things in my life. I feel like I can do more and better things with my life.

I had a different experience in the month of January. I know I was busy complaining about the cold German weather but the month of January was even worse than ever before; it was freezing cold. I was really excited to see the snow. I was even playing in it and taking photos, but that didn’t last for more than two day. After two day I was annoyed and freezing cold.

I was wearing onion layers (many layers of clothes) but still I could feel the cold. I actually think I was feeling the cold in my bones. There was a time when myself and my mentor spent two hours outside of a place like home affairs early in the morning and I was freezing to death. I couldn’t feel toes and my body was numb. I’ve never seen a black person turning red, but that day I turned red. I thought that was my last day on earth. I almost cried, but just when I was feeling like crying the doors were opened, we got in that place and I was sitting on top of the radiator. After all this experience I am now enjoying 7 degrees like summer. I am glad that January is over and the weather is getting better.

Caroline and Henrike came to visit me. I was so happy to see them again after a long time. I took them for little tour around Bremen and we went to have dinner together it was really nice to spend time with them.

I am still working at the office, learning new things each and everyday, on the 29th of January I was in Nienburg, a rural place. I’ve never seen a rural place like that in Germany ever before. There was no phone signal and there is no transport system. It is a quite place. I don’t think I will survive for more than two days in a place like that. I went there with my manager. We were facilitating the intercultural exchange workshop for Borda (another organisation under weltwärts).

I will be coming home soon, in three months time and I can’t wait, but I’m also having fun here Germany on my last few month. Till next time...

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