The biggest challenge for me at the moment is overcoming my social awkwardness. When I meet many new people at once, I feel pretty insecure. I don’t really know what to say or how to behave and always think that these people find me weird. I therefore tend to avoid such situations and it’s hard for me to make friends. For the next four days (at least) I will have to make a huge step out of my comfort zone because I will be confronted with dozens of new people during Introduction Week. I am more or less resolute to integrate myself and not to withdraw from situations too quickly and to bear this quote of Albert Einstein in mind: „Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.“ This painting is on the wall right in front of my apartment door.