*Insert inspiring story about the New Year here*
On the weekend I was talking to a newly acquired friend and she recalled to me that when she first met me she thought I “was a bit of alright” and promptly started arranging to set me up with a female friend of hers.
The plan however hit a snag when she apparently googled me and stumbled across this blog and a post that made it quite clear I was gay. I laughed at this and enjoy the fact that someone can search me and find out a little something about me.
But at the same time it’s a weird feeling. In the above situation however it was quite helpful, saving us both from an embarrassing situation and instead turning it into something we could laugh about.
I pulled out a notebook today to write something down and stumbled across some forgotten pages; eight pages documenting my last day of high school, the days that followed and my formal.
Many of the things I’d written down I had no memory of thinking or doing. Even just looking at the handwriting I could see a different person - no longer is my writing so neat and legible with my overuse of computers.
It’s wonderful to find little treasures in your own collection of things. Reading through what eighteen year old me had written those eight years ago made me reflect on how far I’ve come. I’m happy.
I hope you have settled into life in Poland. You are lucky that your home country is close by. I always did my grocery shopping online www.frisco.pl the site would translate into English and got delivered straight to my door. It was very convenient!
Today I spoke with one of my expat friends from Poland on FaceTime and it was so amazing to catch up. During the conversation she asked me if I missed Warsaw at all. Amazingly a small part of me does.
It’s not the city itself I miss, but the small group of friends I made; the independence I had; the lifestyle (cheap food, drink, gym) and the travelling.
For all the bad that I went through whilst I was there, I think a soft spot is forming for Warsaw - something I never thought would happen.