Describing yourself is always quite a hard thing to do, therefore I’ll stick with some facts and let other people add the icing.
I’m currently 26 years old and I live in Poland, although I was born in London. I am very much aware that I am walking the opposite way down the usual path.
I teach English however, which is very much the same old. Although, I do teach at a University in Poland, so maybe that does make me slightly different.
I have never had what most people would call a “proper” job, although I did have a summer placement in a family law practice in London, and I did achieve a goal of volunteering quite a lot during a year out (which was completely accidental since I missed the application date for the masters courses I wanted to enroll on).
Other than that I have a law degree and an MA in International Relations…and of course my CELTA that let’s me teach English.
So, the best way to describe myself so far would be from my references:
Therefore I think it’s safe to say that I never really stood out, being described as “conscientious” in any reference is a clear scramble for something nice to say, also they mauled my name.
I live with my fiancee (who is Polish) and even though I live in Poland I still find it really hard to learn the language. This is entirely my fault, of course, and I wouldn’t want you to think anything different. My brain always seem to prioritise something else and just assumes that I’ll always find a way to get by, which doesn’t always seem to be the case. But, it’s not all doom and gloom as I am able to hold conversations with people, even if it has taken me 2 years to get to this point.
So, what is my purpose? Well, my goal is to become fluent in 4 languages with varying degrees of difficulty in the shortest possible time: French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (as well as Polish of course!). Why? Well, when I was younger I had a dream that I could speak with everyone in the world, I just love talking to people and it would be so amazing if I could just talk to everyone. Although being able to talk to everyone is not going to be possible, or so it seems, as there are just too many languages, this is at least a good start to what I hope will be an amazing and fulfilling journey.
I hope that you enjoy what you read here and please let me know about your language journeys and discoveries as I am also keen to learn from you and to talk to people in my native language, as well as hopefully my several new ones!
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.”