February 29, 2016
February 29, 2016
It’s been a year and a half since I moved to the United Kingdom; living abroad is such an eye opener.
The first months in the UK were shocking. I’d moved to Bristol and ironically I downgraded my quality of life compared to life in “poor” Poland, but it was a good decision and I had a fun time. I was using the party animal lifestyle as a great opportunity to learn English and indeed, it was a great excuse – that lifestyle taught me much more than just the language.
Still I felt like Bristol was too small and not what I was looking for at the time. I wanted to live in bigger city with a lot going on – London was the answer. It was so easy to make that decision when I clearly knew what I wanted. I found a new job in London with cool people around me, and it taught me how important your surroundings can be for well-being and growing.
After moving to London, everything was new and exciting again… for the first 2 months. After that time, I realised that my life was starting to be too stable and predictable. I bought a spontaneous ticket to Thailand and that’s how my travelling hobby was born. Over the next several months, I travelled to Sweden, Spain, Indonesia, Greece and the USA.
I love the feeling of freedom in travelling, I love the excitement of the unknown and the positive energy created inside me that attracts positive strangers.
I love the new thoughts in my head that my travelling experiences bring. One of them took place during my trip to Indonesia: I realised that I miss everyday goals. I need a purpose that will give me a reason to wake up everyday, and I found it – get ripped! The journey of building the strongest version of myself completely engulfed my mind. I’ve got exactly what I wanted, waking up in the morning and looking forward to the next workout. Pushing myself is my morning ritual now. Meditation gives me positive energy for whole day, everyday. Working out is almost like an ecstasy pill: I love people more after, touching tastes better, I’m more excited, but instead of damaging my brain, I have a 6 pack.
For the last several months my mindset has changed a lot. I realised that at the moment, my definition of a happy life is an exciting life. My big dream are that of travelling the world, working out amongst nature and exploring myself. This is the right time to make this dream become a reality.