Not a Sunday but the last day of the year and I thought I’d pop by and let you know I’m still here! Alive and kicking!
I might not have been active on the blog as much as I intended to, a few months ago, when I started it but.. such is life. I’ve simply needed some soul-searching done and decided not to feel pressured by timelines or others. One of my intentions for 2019 is to not fall into a social media trap of doing things according to this or that. We all need to do things in our own time. It’s our life after all. We can’t let pressure get to us in any part of our life. Gotta stand our ground, feel free and truly be ourselves.
So many things happened in 2018. I spent the first half of the year in Toronto or travelling (to New Orleans and Poland for my cousin’s wedding). Then back to Toronto. I wrote my first blog post in June AND moved across the globe in the end of July. Whew!
2018 has been.. well, challenging - that’s probably the best adjective to describe it. It’s been a year of trials, fun jobs, adventurous decisions, health issues and lots of learning, mostly about myself.
Spur-of-a-moment decision to try my luck in Poland was just that, a spur of a moment one. After five months spent here I can honestly say it’s been the most challenging five months in a while.
I came to Poland, partially, to find myself or return to myself rather. It might have been an escape of sorts too, an escape from the routine life in Toronto and that wanderlust that called me to try.
Adjusting to the life here, even though it’s my homeland, has been harder that I anticipated as well but.. NO REGRETS! I’ve learned so much about myself this year and continue to do so. A true adventure indeed!
2018 has been a year of going back to my roots in Poland AND going back to my roots, literally, hair roots to be exact. I have officially stopped dyeing my hair in October! Yay! Another decision that was made soon after coming to Europe and to the city I’ve never lived in before. The transition phase might be a hassle but I’m doing it! Letting my greys show and grow free. Pixie haircut in the spring? Who knows! Living in Sopot, a town in which not a lot of people know me, has its perks after all ;)
Tonight, before the clock strikes midnight, I plan to sit down, light some candles and reflect on the year that’s passed. I will let go of what no longer serves me and set intentions for 2019.
I plan to dedicate more time to blogging but not pressuring myself to do so on daily/weekly basis. Just let it flow. I will listen to my body and take care of myself. I hope to finally settle down in one spot.. ha! Who knows where though? And, as always, I’m looking forward to going back to my favourite places in the world and exploring new ones.
Cheers to the New Year, Friends! 2019 - bring it!