It's officially been one week here in Germany.
That seems so small, compared to a year. One week. It's seemed so much longer!
That being said, this week has been great. I think that many potential foreign exchange students are intimidated more by that first week than by anything else, and the idea is daunting: not only a new school and new home, but a new family, and a new language- that's intense.
To be honest, though, the transition was not hard. This week was a very pleasant surprise- everyone is nice, living with my family comes naturally, the school is welcoming. No, I can't speak the language, and no, I don't understand most of what is happening around me, but it's okay- as long as you can go with the flow, falling into a new life is not too hard.
Or maybe I just have it easy.
I got a haircut today! The haircutter didn't speak English, but with the little deutsch I know and some charades we figured it out.