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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Not sure if anyone is following this blog still....but I figured I would put an update on here...

I will not be returning to Cloppenburg to play soccer (it was the most difficult decision I have had to make and sometimes I still wonder if it is the right one) ...in fact I wont be playing soccer anymore I don't think....I have been thinking about potentially retiring from my soccer career.

I have thoughts everyday about Cloppenburg and all the amazing people I met there and I get sad....I really do. I miss it terribly. I still slip up and say things in German to people around town here in Roseville, CA. It is funny...they look at me so weird!
I also put a basket on the back of my bike....it is not so common to ride bikes to stores or have a basket on the back of your bike...at least not in my hometown....so I am trying to bring little pieces of Germany to people here :) I love Germany so much it is hard not to.
Since I have been home I have been able to visit with most all of my family, enjoy some lovely warm weather and go to Lake Tahoe....just a beautiful place to visit.

I was thinking about keeping this updated with how things are going with me here and also I plan on following the BVC damen next season...I will write about it....but only if people let me know if that would be something of interest....otherwise I wont keep posting on here...
I thought it would be fun and a way I can keep in touch with people....I truly miss everyone and the town so much.

I am hoping to get to back over to visit for a 3 week trip in April or March and see everyone and watch some games of the team!

Hope all is well in Germany and everyone is healthy and happy! :)

Miss you all lots!



  1. Hey Kat,
    here in Cloppenburg everything is ok.
    I´m sure that some people will follow your blog.
    Enjoy the time with your family.
    You are any time wellcome here in Cloppenburg.:D
    greets Frank

  2. Hey,
    it will be great if you gon on writing. I will read it!!!!!
    See you in about 3 weeks

  3. I will read it too.

  4. Ich werde es auch lesen Kat :)

    And I would like to see you here nächstes Jahr :)

    Sabs :)

  5. Hi Kat -
    stoppe din to see ow things are going. WOw!! Big decisions. Hope it is going well as summer winds down. I know that it can be hard to change patterns when you are used to reporting to your team and working out and you hit that time of year and it feels so weird. Best wishes to you :)