Twenty years in Germany.
I have never lived in any one place for so long.
Life, death, love, loss, employment, unemployment. Marriage, motherhood and middle age.
I feel I have lived my entire adult life in these twenty years. And yet there were thirty-five fulfilled years of constant change before that.
These twenty years have been a bonus for they began with an armed hijack at the end of March 2001, two days before I left Cape Town. A survived hijack that catapaulted me into the last twenty years.
A new language, changed perspectives, deeper understandings. Old skills in new fields. New skills in unfamiliar surroundings. Abandoned comfort zones and newfound truths. Blessings and challenges. All constant reminders: the only constant is change.