Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Please remain calm

I forgot how stressful a move is in its final stages. A month from now I will be in Denmark with Silja - Bjarni will join us there shortly after. But this last month.... Craazy. I think we were slightly overambitious when we planned that we would leave right after I finished my MA studies. As an international student I'm currently running from office to office, filling out bureaucratic paperworks and making sure I'm adhering to deadlines and guidelines and what not. But in between my broken German and secretaries', at times, rusty English, misunderstandings still happen. I submitted my thesis in the beginning of this week, but learned at the same time that I need a grade for the thesis two weeks BEFORE I can register for the final exam. My advisor, who is relatively new to Uni Wien didn't know either. She now has less than a week to read and grade my 100 page paper, if I'm to take the final exam before we leave. This whole mess has now left us trying to postpone the exam to the last minut, one or two days before I leave Viennea. Worst case scenario is that I have to come back to do the final exam over the summer, but man, I hope this works out before we go. I was hoping for a little breather after I had submitted my thesis, but it doesn't feel like it now. I will be studying and packing/organizing right up until we leave.

On a positive note, Silja finally received her US visa, and we decided to ship our belongings straight from Vienna, making that part considerably more easy. What else? We are drinking the expensive wine, because there is no need to save things like that for special occasions. From now on its clearing things out, which has its nice moments to it too.

Phew, I hope to check in sooner than later, but we'll see how it goes.

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  1. Helle søsterFebruary 29, 2012

    Pyha, får helt stress af at læse det du skriver Dorte. Lyder dælme til noget af en mundfuld. Håber trods alt at alting flasker sig og at du har en hjælpsom lærer så du kan få det afsluttet i rette tid inden i rejser fra Wien. Vi glæder os til at forkæle jer i Dk når i kommer hertil for at puste lidt ud, lyder til at det bliver tiltrængt... kh

  2. Oh, Dorte. Deep breaths. It's good that you focus on the positives like Silja's visa, clearing out your apartment, and drinking fine wine. These things will help to counteract the stressful moments. I wish you the best of luck with everything!