Berlin like you mean it


berlin journal germany sarah

We are moving to Berlin. I’ve been making that statement of intent to anybody who will listen for the past few months. I think (hope) we’re past the stage where I need to make that statement over and over to make it happen now. It has an inertia of its own. I have a job out there. Sarah has a job out there. I think it’s happening. By the end of January 2023, we should be living in Berlin.

I’ve wanted to live somewhere other than here for a few years now. I am putting my money, my body, my relationship, my possessions, and my future where my mouth is. I hope it sticks and that we find happiness and good people out there. If it doesn’t stick, I still hope we don’t come back here. I’m nostalgic for past lives I’ve lived in London if I think about them for long enough, but they’re not what I want for myself now. I want something quite different. I want to dream in another language again.