Hello! I am Alex Katte, an American living in Germany for 10 years, and this is not my first blog.
I began blogging in my 20s during because it was highly encouraged by my PR professor at the time. It always felt forced (like everything teachers and parents recommend to you when you're young) and I never felt like I had something worth sharing until I moved to Germany in 2011. I began writing regularly as a creative outlet on my former blog, 'Speaking Denglish',where I shared my life as a Texan in Germany. Eventually life got in the way and I took a hiatus from blogging. As the hiatus lengthened and I could not justify paying hosting any longer, I cut the cord and unplugged my blog... and I have felt like a little piece of me has been missing ever since.
During that "life got in the way time", a lot has changed, e.g. I completed my masters, I started my career, I entered 30s, I married a german, we are searching for property... you get the gist. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is craving this creative outlet.
Living abroad has its perks, but is definitely not the always the fairy tale many bloggers depict. Coming from Texas, it is had to believe myself somedays but life in Germany is now very much my normal life, made harder by the fact that I live abroad. I am here to share all sides and learnings, hoping it helps, or at least entertains, someone.
Duck Creek Street (DCS) is a reference to home, inspired by my husband, who loves himself a literal german-english translation. IRL I love to play hostess, so this is my little home to play hostess on the Internet.