If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I've been away from my secure bubble in Australia and living in England for the past two months. In that small amount of time I've learnt so much about myself and others around me and it has really given me a new perspective on life. How that is, I'm not entirely sure- but it seems that these small unprecedented events have shaped my mind in new ways. Here are some of the things I've learnt and experienced in the last two months.
Long Distance Relationships
If you've read my past post here you'll know that I've been in a long distance relationship with someone on the other side of the world (why else would I sacrifice the Australian sun to be in England right now). Being in a long distance relationship in itself is hard work. I mean, who wants to be away from someone for up to six months at a time? However what I didn't know was that how hard it would also be adjusting to now living with the person who you barely get to see. It has taught me however that being on your own, in your own environment you can be as selfish as you want to be, the moment you share your space with someone else, there's always got to be an element of consideration. That leftover lasagne in the fridge is no longer just mine, I have to share it! In all seriousness though living with someone for the first time, as easy as it sounds, really does require adjusting the way you live in consideration for the other person.
When I was surprised with a trip to Warsaw on Christmas day, I proceeded to shout "are you f***ing serious!?" before very graciously kicking my glass of champagne on the carpet out of excitement. Not quite the impression I wanted to leave on my boyfriends parents but I was so thrilled to be travelling to a country that I never thought in my life I'd travel to. Let's face it, Poland isn't on the top of everyone's list of countries to visit but I had such an amazing time. These are the two things I learnt/experienced in Poland:
1. Do not drink the night before your flight, you WILL turn up to the airport a day early thinking your flight was today instead of tomorrow and have to head back to the apartment at five in the morning.
2. As lovely as our Airbnb apartment was(see the pictures above, it was Art Deco themed) you may very well find out that it is haunted. We encountered some strange things in that place, from footsteps running through the house, and up and down the stairs at strange hours of the morning, lights switching off, and finding a random hidden door in our cupboard with a key in it that lead to a cold, dark room! As lovely as it was, that place is definitely tainted now!