After some consideration, I decided to change the name of the url to match my online name: Janinthesky.
Meanwhile my jazz/pop choir performed in Acapella Abend (evening) on Fri and Sat nights. Saturday’s performance for all the groups were better because I think people had more energy. There was a group from Berlin. Four young men, one of who finished his Masters here only last Sem. He got to do the solo last semester in our performance. That was by far the most entertaining breathtaking performance. They don´t have a name yet and aren´t on youtube or anything but they will go places! We had Thriller, This Love, Time of the Season, Gummy Bears, Falling Slowly, Ein Abend in Paris, and some Alt Musik (1500s stuff). My choir sang Man in the Mirror, The Way you Look Tonight, Baba Yetu and Dancing Queen.
I had movie and rockband evenings last week, and one birthday gathering. On the weekend I visited the Christmas Market (German tradition:)) with colleagues and friends and went for another birthday gathering after that… then listened to loud cool music with my flatmate until late in the night. Been having a great time, almost not noticing the cold!
I have been grappling with some difficult questions about home and belonging, what to do with life, whether this PhD is just a job to me or more, and who I am.