Who am I?
Susanne Döring, born in Germany more than fifty years ago, ex-lawyer, writer (although still unpublished, but I think writing makes me a writer as well as a blogger) and other things. I live in Amman, Jordan and I love the sunshine in this place, the feeling of life here, the wake-up-call in the morning, my family, my pets, books ….
This is not my first blog. But the first one in English language, so everybody out there gets a fair chance to read. My English is far from perfect, so I will be thankful to have my mistakes pointed out.
I left Germany more than six years ago, returned once for some months and twice for family visits – but the longer I am away the more I feel estranged. Or, I am still writing in German – and that would mean for the German readers and I am not sure if they will want to read what I write or if I still want to write for them. And then I wonder how others did this or do it. Then I feel I should write about it – but how far advanced is my ability to express my thoughts and feelings in a language that I learned sometime on my way, use most of the time but still makes me feel that I do not master it completely? So, before I start investing too much time in longer works, I decided to give blogging in English a first try after only using it for participating in discussions about writing. Feedback is most welcome.