This is not juggling per se. What I mean herewith is juggling a multi-role at the same time. Mothers around the world can relate to a situation where we play different role at the same time. In my case: mother+foreign master student.
Abel arrived in Bonn on 14 October 2013. My mom brought her here. After 1,5 Month apart from Abel and my Family, I was totally excited to finally meet them again. Mom also brought a rice cooker, kacang and tempe goreng, for which I have been craving!
After 9 days in Bonn, my mom flew back to Jakarta, leaving me and Abel alone in Bonn. This is my first time raising her all by myself. In Jakarta there were always plenty of People and Family to help me taking care of her. In Bonn, it’s just me and her. We’re like the Gilmore Girls..with brown skins :D
I’m very excited about our new life in Bonn, but also very anxious. Juggling Motherhood and Studentlife is not easy. My Masterstudy just started and I’m in the middle of figuring out how to get the rhythm of my new life. There are many things ought to be considered and most importantly, time and money must be well managed.
I’m very lucky to be surrounded by helpful friends and acquaintances. I should stop worry too much about the money, time and my assignments. It has always been my dream to raise Abel in Germany and I always wanted to study abroad. Now it’s not a dream anymore. It’s the reality. I have to make use of the reality in order to achieve a new dream. I’m sure I can juggle motherhood and studentlife, with the little money left from the scholarship or without the physical presence of my family. Juggling 101, I will master you!
Finally arrived here on 5/9/2013..
I’m sure the 2 years in Bonn will be a life changing experience for Me and Abel :)
When I look at the calendar and there is a national holiday day coming up, I always wish you were here so we can spend it together. I will always remember the beautiful time we used to spend during our day/s off.
One time, I wanted to go to the museum and to see pretoria’s reconciliation day . I remember you were not very fond about the idea, but you took me there anyway. It was a very hot day yet you always found ways to cheer me up. We were the only asians among thousands of white south africans at the Voortreker Museum. As the people person that you are, you instantly get along with everybody and befriended a nice family who told us the history of the reconciliation day.
Sometimes, it’s the simple things that we did that I miss the most. How you made me breakfast, how we went for brunch, how we had conversations over glasses of wine and how we would cuddle afterwards. You made it very memorable.
I miss you D. everyday
ilu DGM :)
A new Perspective. Berlin, 19 Oktober - 2 Dezember 2012