A lot of my mental energy this week has been absorbed by having to renew my visa here in Germany. I let myself get worked up by all the paperwork and organization required, convinced that I will forget something totally vital. But there’s absolutely no reason for the worry because all of my experiences with Germany’s Ausländerbehörden have been totally fine. I dare say, even pleasant. When living in Hamburg, I took full advantage of the Welcome Center, which was pretty posh. And here in Bremen, the university has its very own Stadtamt on campus and the employees are extremely relaxed. In any case, they’ve decided to let me stick around for a while to finish my PhD. Makes for a great start to the weekend!
What did you spend your energy on this week?