Oh gosh! First day of German class today! I can already tell this is going to be all sorts of fun! Had a bit of confusion when asked to pick my Deutsch Name, as Petra was already on the list, and he seemed to imply he wanted us to pick a different name, so I went with a non-listed nicknameish short form and am now Petzi in German class. Also, I was full of all sorts of internal grins and happy squeeks when the instructor (totally intentionally, but it was still awesome) used feminine pronouns to inform the class what my German name was.
That was all fun and cool. I got to see my friend Demitrius before he leaves for the rest of the semester to live in the woods, or some related hippy stuff, and that was definitely welcome, because I thought I had said a last goodbye yesterday, and then was pleasantly surprised to see I got one last hug before his departure.
My friend Brooke gave me a hug in the hallway after German too, and her shoulder hit me quite hard in my already sore chest. But, at least that’s a good sort of pain. It’s a pain that reminds me my dreams are slowly coming true!