It’s OKAY to be scared. Being SCARED means you’re about TO DO something really, really BRAVE.
I would like to thank everyone for the wishes and Good luck charms. The last two weeks were pretty hectic. I finally submitted my Application and the very next day, a date was given to me for the Interview. Oh boy, I practiced like a Madman and zum Gluck, the Interview went well. Gott sei Dank, there were only very few questions and I didn’t have to sell myself that much. It was more of “getting to know each other” phase. I told them about my work experience, and the guy pretty much did most of the talking as he presented to me things about the Hospital and how the Healthcare system works in Germany.
The next week, I had two-Shadow-days in the Hospital at the Intensive Care Unit. And Man, I thought I would give up the first day. This language thing is taking a toll on me, and on top of that, the machines are all different. I thought Shadow Day would be more like looking and helping here and there, but that day I was thrown out of the Bus. I was pushing Drugs like there’s no tomorrow. Thankfully, the second day was not so stressful. One thing I have to say though: Germany takes really good care of their workers. Their stress level is not as high as in the US. People are relaxed at work, and the pace was just slower and quieter, which I think results to good productivity and higher satisfactions for both workers and patients.
So now, it’s the WAITING PHASE. I gave them my feedback and now, I’m waiting what’s next. I am really nervous and scared. But if I keep saying the language is hard and not take the plunge, I think I’ll be STUCK forever. So I really have to take that leap of faith. Also, today is the start of my next level class in German, in which I am very excited with. I am really looking forward to be able to integrate and work well better here in Germany. That would be all for now.
zum Gluck – Luckily
Gott sei Dank! – Thank God!