October 29, 2014 Leave a comment
Quite a lengthy story full of interesting moments and milestones but basically, Germany was a dream of mine that soon turned into an obsession (loved the language as a teenager, had G. Rogowitz for biology, met Germans in Park City, Utah – USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina) and towards the end of 1989 I met a German guy in Logan and he became a very good friend of mine. I visited his parents in March of 1990, here in Frankfurt am Main while he was in Logan, fell in love with Frankfurt and Germany even more and knew that I belonged here. I went back to Salt Lake City, moved to Park City, met more Germans living there and did everything I could to find a job here in Frankfurt which I did and moved for good on the 3rd of July 1991.
After working for Marriott Corporation for a year, I got a job at Accenture where I spent 20+ years in several different roles from 1992 – 2013. Today, I passionately serve my clients as an Independent Learning & Development Contractor with focus on internal training and certification programs, learning management systems, eLearning development, performance support and social media content, sites and tools. Additionally, as a self-employed real estate agent at RE/MAX in Bad Soden am Taunus, I focus on the Main-Taunus and Hochtaunus districts, Frankfurt am Main as well as Offenbach am Main (city and district) – Valuation, Sales and Rentals.
I have been together with Holger since the 25th of August 1996 and we were married here in Frankfurt on the 28th of December 2001. Needless to say, he’s a main reason why I / we are still here and more than content together and at home, nowadays in Liederbach am Taunus.
Today, I will renounce my U.S. citizenship and become a German / E.U. citizen – 25 years later (after my dream of Germany turned into an obsession in 1989). Funny that it took my mentor Frau Rogowitz (originally from Germany) the same amount of time (25 years) to become a U.S. citizen; “you always want, what you don’t have”.