I just spent an hour trying to reach an office that would be able to explain to me why my doctor’s bills haven’t been covered by my insurance. Once I reached the office, I was informed very bluntly that I was missing one document. After I asked just one question about what that document should look like, I was treated like a stupid person, but you know what, I really can’t feel stupid after having to deal with all the crazy German bureaucracy paperwork stuff. How am I supposed to know what I should send where if there’s a million documents with words on them that I don’t understand?
I do feel a little stupid.
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I feel like I’ve spent my entire day in the kitchen. Which, you know, is not a bad thing. But I am sitting here wondering where my day has gone…perhaps I feel like it has been shorter because I actually did some housework today; I changed the bed sheets, ironed a humongous pile of laundry, and went grocery shopping. I did food-prep for the week and even managed to bake some muffins for a day of choir practice tomorrow. If you have never sung for an entire day, you won’t know how important it is to have some muffins at hand to munch on in between!
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I know what you’re thinking: “healthy” and “cinnamon rolls” just can’t be in the same sentence, let alone in a title in combination with the term “vegan”. I have made the impossible possible, though – but let’s back up.
In Germany, there is no such thing as a traditional cinnamon roll. We have poppyseed rolls and nut rolls, but they are three times the size of a traditional cinnamon roll, and very different in taste. When I think of a traditional cinnamon roll, I am thinking of a cup sized, thick, sticky, almost-sickly sweet crunchy-outside-gooey-inside roll with insanely melting icing.
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So I gotta be honest: this week has not been a great week for me. It wasn’t even remotely good, it was downright bad. It wasn’t even that something decidedly bad happened, but it was the first week of the semester (or half-term, as it would be called in America), and I felt the pressure of all the different things I’m trying to juggle at the moment. Additionally, it has been a cold week, with fall really arriving – at least that’s what it seemed like to me.
I don’t do pressure well. I am not sure who does, but with me, once I feel pressure in any way, nothing in my life seems to be pressure-free anymore. I am just one of those people who immediately jumps to negativity, pessimism, and depression, I guess. I’ve had my fair share of feeling depressed, trust me, and, anyone who knows the feeling will understand why my week wasn’t a great week.
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