During the months that make up my hiatus from the daily routine of university classes, my days become such a blur. Without glancing at my iPhone, I truly do not know what day or date it is. Since being on break I have worked every single day, with maybe one or two days off for personal rest and relaxation. Blah. This last week is one of the only times that I actually enjoy working, though.
The National Rifel Association hosts its annual MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup National Championship in Columbia and the shooters stay at the hotel I work at. It’s absolutely wonderful because there are men and women from the states, Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Switzerland and, my home - Germany! Over my four years working at the hotel, I have befriended a wonderful German family and their father, Bernd Gebhardt. I get so excited to see him because he is such a nice man. This year I met another wonderful lad who has quickly become a friend, Dominic. It’s always lovely to meet people like them because it makes me feel like I am back in Germany, but it makes me homesick and urges me to make the decision to move back as soon as I can. All of the shooters depart Sunday morning for Deutschland, and upsets me because I will miss them all very dearly, but it makes me look forward to next year and visiting Germany, as well.