I stole this idea from The Laughing Housewife, whose version you can see here.
Put together a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails.
I was born in 1983, precisely 18 days after my mum turned 20 (product of a teen pregnancy. Shock, horror!)
My dad and later my step dad were both in the army, so the family moved around a lot. I got used to always being the new kid.
When I was 12, my step mum died. She was only 29 years old – the same age I am now!
A year later, I moved up North to live with my dad.
For university, I went to Nottingham (half way between my parents at the time!) to study German and International Relations. My degree included a year abroad. I came to Karlsruhe – the first time I’d left the country by myself!
After a turbulent three month relationship with an American (who I’m still friends with – he’s now married with his second kid on the way), I started a relationship with Jan. Six months later, he went of to the US while I returned to England to finish my degree.
After nearly two years of long distance relationship (after graduating I moved to Austria for 10 months), I moved back to Germany to finally be with Jan. I had been a language assistant in Austria and loved it. In Germany, it was hell and a major part of why I decided becoming a teacher was not for me! So I signed up for a Master’s in Translation instead.
While I was studying for my Master’s (online), I did an internship at a translation company, then got a job as a translator, which ended after 10 months for economic reasons, before ending up at the translation company where I work now just over three years ago.
And my hope for the future?
(Apologies if any of the music doesn’t work – for some reason the sound isn’t working on this computer).