First of all, sorry for the late email!
Usually, I’m sending you an email at 7:30am Central Time, but since I’m still in Germany, I got the time zones messed up.
And right now, I’m visiting my parents.
It’s our second to last stop, and …
I think I made a big mistake!
Ok, before I tell you about this, let’s go back in time for a couple of weeks:
On our road trip to San Francisco, Vivian asked: “Do you think I could maybe study a year in Germany?”
“Of course!”, I said, “What do you have in mind?”
Right now, Vivian is torn between studying English and possibly venturing into journalism and studying Interior Design.
And it seems, in the USA, Interior Design is not as popular as a college career as in Germany.
Here in Germany, there are more than 20 colleges offering Interior Design as a Master’s and also as a Bachelor’s.
And when we started looking into this, we realized
Germans mean business!
If you want to study Interior Design, you need to …
- Have a portfolio
- Perform a written test and pass
- Have an interview with the professor and
- Do a 6-months internship before you even start college.
Looking through this list, I thought that Vivian might be discouraged but
She took it as a challenge
I’m so proud of her!
So when we were visiting my brother Michael in Leipzig, we went to a neighboring city to tour a college.
And when we visited Julius in Karlsruhe, we went to Stuttgart to tour a college.
On Thursday, we will go to Duesseldorf to tour another college.
Long story short: It seems our Germany trip has turned into a college tour.
That’s ok with me BUT
Now Vivian has another idea:
Because the more we tour Germany, the more she likes it.
And she’s thinking about FINISHING college in Germany and getting a degree instead of just spending a year.
Don’t get me wrong:
I’m very happy for her, and of course, I will support her.
But there’s a difference between going to college in New York, where I can easily visit her over the weekend, or studying for 4 years in Germany!
After all, she’s my “little baby girl!”
(If you’re a parent and have a daughter, you know what I mean, right?)
So maybe I should think about buying a vacation home in Europe? – LOL.
Actually…. I’m not even kidding!
Because I don’t have to stay in the US.
As a trader, I can “work” wherever I want.
Yes, I would have to get used to trading in the afternoon instead of trading in the morning.
But since I’m anyhow just trading for 30-45 min per day, I could easily do it.
In fact, I would be done with trading way before Happy Hour on a beer garden – LOL
Speaking of happy hour… it’s 7pm in Germany right now.
Time for a beer and a Schnitzel!
PS: If you would like to know how I trade in only 30 min per day, check out this video: https://bit.ly/mytradingroutine