I wrote the following letter in order to introduce myself and my daily life a bit. My name is Konrad, and I live together with my little brother and my parents at the border of a city in Eastern Germany. We own a little house on a hill with an amazing view of the valley.
The days here are quite the same… I get up at 6 am and leave the house half an hour later. I normally go to school by public transportation, but sometimes also by bike (both take me about 30 minutes). School starts at 7:30 and ends most of the days at 2:15 in the afternoon. Afterwards I do some freetime activities or participate in clubs etc.
I would say I that quite cope with the lessons at school. I always try participate in the conversation with the teacher and I assume special tasks or appointments whenever I can. My school offers a huge range of clubs, possibilities for advanced education and special events. Since I really appreciate this, I try to utilize these offers as well as possible. For example, I give younger pupils extra lessons or I guide them when they’re doing their homework. Some other activities of mine are a web development club and the school medical service. Lastly, I take part in an advanced course for computer science in general, and I visit a dancing lesson once a week.
All mentioned things are great fun for me, but the huge amount leads to less freetime – unfortunately. However, I use every second for my hobbies and interests when I don’t have other things to do. I’m mainly interested in music (mainstream, but also some individual styles), DJ’ing, engineering and computers (how they work, coding my own programs,…), computer games (simulations mainly), stitching, cooking and reading exciting books. I do the last things I listed quite rarely due to lack of time. You may imagine that the time I spend at school and the huge amount of activities and hobbies makes it nearly impossible to do all those things that I’m interested in regularly. But at least I am never bored, and that’s probably the most important thing. Something I almost forgot: if a friend asks me to meet and hang out together in the city, I’m just dropping everything and leaving the house, because that’s probably one of the most important things for me.
The reason why I want to spend a year abroad is that I want to know how life feels in the land of opportunity. I want to escape my daily routine and want to try something totally new. I also would like to have a comparison to my culture and my school. And yeah… that’s it. These are the most important reasons. Of course, I will also try to introduce my country in the US.
I hope I could give you a short insight into myself and I am looking forward to meeting you, in case you are my future host family.