Many times I was thinking of writing a blog. About my life, my travels, countries I have been to, people I got to know or places that marked my personality.
I wanted to write about my experience, things that make me change and see the world from a different perspective. The perspective of many cultures, many people, diverse social systems.
Whenever people are asking me “Where are you from?”, I hesitate. And sometimes kinda feel embarrassed not to say straightforward “From Poland”. But I think I shouldn’t feel that way. It is my reality; it is the world and all the countries I’ve been to or lived in that created my character. My personality, for many, it is difficult to put in a square box of systems or defined stereotypes.
I am born in Poland, lived there until I was 20, and then I left it forever. I went to Germany, and in Spain lived for years. I love Spain; it is my beloved country, country of beautiful people and unusual places. During my stay in Spain, I was working, studying, travelling, surfing, training and making longlasting friendships.
Today, I live in Iceland, an island which is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Working as a guide, doing spectacular outdoor activities. Coming to Iceland, I didn’t expect I will move and make my living here.
No words will describe the beauty of this unique country. I have been planning to stay in Iceland for 6 months with Capoeira project (Afro-Brazilian martial art), and now I have been here for 6 years.
Ups, here, I might be revealing how old I am … But it doesn’t matter, people, say that women are only getting more and more beautiful with age. 😆
Through all my life, I have travelled a lot and conducted a nomadic lifestyle. Many times gave up stability for an experience or adventure.
I have been to 42 countries and lived in 6 for more than six months. One of my most extended trips lasted for 2 years. I travelled through Central and South America.
I speak 6 languages and have a knowledge of 10. I had to adapt me to hundreds of situations and human mentalities.
Countless times, I was wondering who I am and if I am the same Magdalena from Poland.
Many hours of reflections, mix feelings of joy, happiness, hope, sadness, longing, nostalgia, need of change and overcoming difficulties.
It is not easy to live in different countries, and changing habits all over again, ways of thinking, way of talking to people, making new friendships. But in my case it just happens, that is my nomadic gipsy soul. And in the end, it is rewarding.
However, Iceland is one of the places that bring me to a state of calmness and peace. Inspires to channel my thoughts, reflections and acts. It shows me patience and allows me to classify my life in mental boxes. 👩💻
And that is why I am here with my Blog, where I am going to share with you my experience, my adventures, happy times and a piece of advice if you feel like you want one. 😊
Now is the right time for my Blog!!!