Monday, July 27, 2015

Witamy w Polsce / Welcome to Poland

We made it to Poland and it now has been a week since we've been here...  and let me tell you there are moments were I feel like a fish out of water. Lots of questions and continually looking for answers. Some times the most simple things turn out to be more complicated then expected. Adjusting and learning to be patient seems to be key.

We arrived to Warsaw last Sunday to find out that only one of my suitcases arrived and it happened to contain all my winter clothes. My other suitcase with summer clothes decided to stay in Seattle (not very helpful). I guess that is part of the new adventure, right? Three days later and some of the worst customer service I have EVER experienced from the lost and found at the airport - my suitcase finally decided to depart Seattle and arrived in Warsaw.

Translating - there is lots of that happening since my fiancé doesn't know Polish. Translating all day from English to Polish and Polish to English. Some days I even try to translate English to English. HA! As you can image, my brain hurts some days and I start to stutter.

It is definitely hard adjusting and finding home away from home or rather what I grow up with. I have always had a hard time calling the United States home as there was a part of me that longed for my relatives back in Poland, but then when I would come to Poland for the summers I would long for Washington state - thus the dilemma of an immigrant child I suppose.

Ada Rosman

PS - I've had the chance to eat some of my summer favorites in Poland - bób (broad beans) and maliny (some of the most delicious raspberries).

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