I got back on Monday. I'm still fighting the Jet Lag. I want to sleep at 8pm and the urge is so strong that I cave and then I can't get back to sleep until 3:30 or 4... And at that time, it's practically day out! Crazy. The days are so long - sunrise around 4 and sunset around 10. It's only pitch black by like 11:30-12:00. I guess it's good since it makes up for Germany's super short winter days ... it's practically dark all the time. I didn't realize how North we are here.
My trip was fantastic. Stressful, jammed packed, emotional. I know that doesn't exactly sound fantastic, but it was for me. I got to see all my friends and spend time with my family. It was all worth it. It was funny but when I met up with my family and friends (that I haven't seen since my departure nine months ago) I didn't feel at all like it had been that long. But I came back to Berlin with a stronger presence of these special people in my heart. It was like recharging the battery. That's good.
Another interesting thing... I was excited to be back in Berlin. I kind of missed it. And when I got back, I felt at ease. That's also good.
Today, the weather in Berlin was amazing. Not a cloud in the sky, hot shining sun and 24 degrees. Perfect. (knock on wood).