I’m a legal alien…

To all my fellow expats – I bet you have had a feeling, when you have felt weird. Akward. Not comfortable. Alienated. Well – good news! This is completely normal. Sometimes every person wants to simply hide in their own four corners and become invisible to the world. Why does it happen to the foreigners more often? Probably because what is the most difficult is to melt with others. To get to know, understand and acquire the new culture. You may say ‘What does she know, she has been travelling only within Europe?’. Trust me, crossing the boarder makes a difference everywhere.
As we are people full of energy who need to explore what’s new and unknown, I can also confirm that even if we have those moments (or at least myself), we still make ourselves to move our ass and go forward. Thanks to that, I have actually discovered what is the best about being a ‘stranger’ and how to use this to my advantage.
It’s a new day, It’s a new world
You have one and only (or sometimes few of them ๐Ÿ˜‰ !) chance to have a fresh start and change what you didn’t like about yourself or maybe were not motivated enough to work on in the past. I have noticed that I seem to be interested in much different things than only few months back (and shortly you will get to know what that is). I am discovering new things and try not to go into too mainstream places, but want to explore what is hidden and usually slightly different. Have I ever considered myself as the art lover? No. Do I enjoy going to the modern art exibitions now? Yes. Why? Because it is new for me. Exactly as I am new for others here. This means a perfect time to work on my flaws and try to be the person I have always wanted to be rather than a #grumpycat. I am not talking about the change of personality, but small things. In my case… people can feel free while talking to me in the morning now. I will not freeze anyone with my sight ๐Ÿ˜‰
2. I am not the only one…
Sometimes feeling like… OMG! People must think I am crazy! At least I thought so. Changing places so often. Travelling even when I am dead tired. Meeting new people and going out with them. Loving long train trips and getting lost in every place. Surprise! There are more people like that. In my case, I have actually realized that others can be much more spontaneous, much more courageous and have so much interesting life experience I would like to learn from them! I have found people who have the same sense of humor, the same need of adventure and the same need for craziness in their life! The fact that you are also the only one that cannot settle is also quite comforting.
3. I got these fresh eyes ….
While for locals everything seems simple and boring, for me there is nothing homogeneous. I see everything almost with child’s eyes. Small things can make me really excited. On the other hand, big things can make no difference, as potentially I have already seen it somewhere else. Those are the little moments that make the biggest impact and make me the happiest! Wow.. just realized another positive… I see much more things that are worth being noticed and admired! Though… I must say it now. Every time I see somewhere a thing from Poland, I will go mental and make sure that everyone around sees that and is aware how proud I am at that second.
4. We can help you, We’re gonna help you
This is amazing! Obviously being blond, blue eyes, short girl is an advantage and definitely brings more empathy. But now imagine adding to that being a foreigner and not knowing the local language, habits and area. Checkmate! Even if you don’t need help, you will always find 5 people on your way that will help you despite. There is something amazing about the fact how much in some cultures, people feel responsible for expats and how badly they want to help. I appreciate it and cannot be more happy, greatful for that. Although, there are moments when I’d like to say.. ‘Hey! I am not 5 years old. I can handle it.’ This is only due to my pride though… ๐Ÿ˜‰ (maybe I should look at point 1 and try to get rid of it).
5. These are things I don’t understand
How many ridicolous misunderstandings have I have since I moved out of Poland? A LOT! My favourite is curva. My face is more or less like that everytime I hear it –>>>
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania oops cat
curva – a turn in italian. In Polish – just google it! ๐Ÿ˜‰
But my motto would be.. Do you want to see the world in a different way?’. Trust me there is nothing more inspiring than being in a new place and once you try moving around, you will always have this need to go beyond your own capabilities. In the end impossible doesn’t exist. There are less and less things that scare me and more and more things I’d like to experience, because opening for the ‘newness’ is what I am craving in my life.
Coming up next ->> The Heart of Darkness?
A presto!

klaet you have had a feeling, when you have felt weird. Akward. Not comfortable. Alienated. Well – good news! This is completely normal. Sometimes every person wants to simply hide in their own four corners and become invisible to the world. Why does it happen to the foreigners more often? Probably because what is the most difficult is to melt with others. To get to know, understand and acquire the new culture. You may say ‘What does she know, she has been travelling only within Europe?’. Trust me, crossing the boarder makes a difference everywhere.

As we are people full of energy who need to explore what’s new and unknown, I can also confirm that even if we have those moments (or at least myself), we still make ourselves to move our ass and go forward. Thanks to that, I have actually discovered what is the best about being a ‘stranger’ and how to use this to my advantage.

  1. It’s a new day, It’s a new world

You have one and only (or sometimes few of them ๐Ÿ˜‰ !) chance to have a fresh start and change what you didn’t like about yourself or maybe were not motivated enough to work on in the past. I have noticed that I seem to be interested in much different things than only few months back (and shortly you will get to know what that is). I am discovering new things and try not to go into too mainstream places, but want to explore what is hidden and usually slightly different. Have I ever considered myself as the art lover? No. Do I enjoy going to the modern art exibitions now? Yes. Why? Because it is new for me. Exactly as I am new for others here. This means a perfect time to work on my flaws and try to be the person I have always wanted to be rather than a #grumpycat. I am not talking about the change of personality, but small things. In my case… people can feel free while talking to me in the morning now. I will not freeze anyone with my sight ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. I am not the only one…

Sometimes feeling like… OMG! People must think I am crazy! At least I thought so. Changing places so often. Travelling even when I am dead tired. Meeting new people and going out with them. Loving long train trips and getting lost in every place. Surprise! There are more people like that. In my case, I have actually realized that others can be much more spontaneous, much more courageous and have so much interesting life experience I would like to learn from them! I have found people who have the same sense of humor, the same need of adventure and the same need for craziness in their life! The fact that you are also the only one that cannot settle is also quite comforting.

3. I got these fresh eyes ….

While for locals everything seems simple and boring, for me there is nothing homogeneous. I see everything almost with child’s eyes. Small things can make me really excited. On the other hand, big things can make no difference, as potentially I have already seen it somewhere else. Those are the little moments that make the biggest impact and make me the happiest! Wow.. just realized another positive… I see much more things that are worth being noticed and admired! Though… I must say it now. Every time I see somewhere a thing from Poland, I will go mental and make sure that everyone around sees that and is aware how proud I am at that second.

4. We can help you, We’re gonna help you

This is amazing! Obviously being blond, blue eyes, short girl is an advantage and definitely brings more empathy. But now imagine adding to that being a foreigner and not knowing the local language, habits and area. Checkmate! Even if you don’t need help, you will always find 5 people on your way that will help you despite. There is something amazing about the fact how much in some cultures, people feel responsible for expats and how badly they want to help. I appreciate it and cannot be more happy, greatful for that. Although, there are moments when I’d like to say.. ‘Hey! I am not 5 years old. I can handle it.’ This is only due to my pride though… ๐Ÿ˜‰ (maybe I should look at point 1 and try to get rid of it).

5. What do you mean?!

How many ridicolous misunderstandings have I have since I moved out of Poland? A LOT! My favourite isย curva. My face is more or less like that everytime I hear it –>>>

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania oops cat

curvaย – a turn in italian. In Polish – just google it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

But my motto would be..ย Do you want to see the world in a different way?’. Trust me there is nothing more inspiring than being in a new place and once you try moving around, you will always have this need to go beyond your own capabilities. In the endย impossible doesn’t exist. There are less and less things that scare me and more and more things I’d like to experience, because opening for the ‘newness’ is what I am craving in my life.

Coming up next ->> The Heart of Darkness?

A presto!

kla

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