This is it.

So this is it. I am seriously beginning  to blog.

For years now I had been looking for a topic that would prove interesting enough to keep writing about over a long span of time. And for years I had been thinking: “There is nothing that interesting in your life, nothing that is worth sharing, nothing that would bear news for too long.”

Well, but just a few days ago I discovered I might have been wrong all this time.
This blog is about my boyfriend Ali and me, Judith, a 23-year old communication management student from Germany. Well, admittedly this does not sound too exciting, does it? What is unsual about us is that we have been in a long-distance relationship for almost 8 years now. Internet has made possible what many of our friends and family members have described with words like crazy, impossible, hopeless, naive or a phase in the past. Well, apparently our relationship has proved to be anything but that.

Ali is from  and lives in Venezuela, a part of his family being Colombian. He will turn 30 this year – a number that has always been our deadline to finally live “together” – as in: at least in the same country. But at the moment it looks like we won’t make it. Just the same continent seems to be difficult enough to achieve. We had to experience ourselves that the German Fachkräftemangel (skilled worker shortage) proclaimed by German politics and media does not mean that it is easy for people from outside the European Union to move to Germany to work.

So this blog is not about our relationship itself but about Ali’s way to Germany. We want to share our experience, our mistakes, advice and tips with people all over the world who might find themselves in the same or a similar situation and of course anyone else who is interested. Cheers!

(Please bare in mind that neither Ali nor me are native English speakers. Of course, we try to write as correctly as possible but the main purpose of this blog is not to prove our proficiency in the English language but to offer useful information about making it to Germany. Thank you :)