In EP.34 - Chapter 34, I make my way from Greece to Berlin, Germany, with a sailing trip around Croatia on the way. This was the turning point of my whole recovery as my mindset and perception of my own abilities did a backflip. With a brain injury, sometimes, the simplest of tasks become challenging and now I was on my way to Germany to get a working holiday visa... ON MY OWN. This was going to be a challenge!
Day 1: I was chilled out and all relaxed because it was going to be “easy”. It wasn’t! I spent the day wasting time and paid the consequences.
Day 2: No one from the foreign registration office understood what I was trying to get. I didn’t even know so I spent the day running around in circles chasing butterflies in my brain.
Day 3: The office was closed so I relaxed... if you could call it that.
Day 4: D-day! My last opportunity to get what I came for. After running all around Berlin, here there and everywhere and back, I made it. I walked out of the office a free man. I finally got what I had come for. Literally in the last 30 minutes! The last time I felt this kind of relief was when I finished a 3 minute speech in grade 2 about my pet rabbit minty!
From this moment on my perception of my capabilities had changed forever.
Celebrating with some friendly faces at the end of a week-long ordeal.