(Am I writing a book?)
Am I writing a book? In Polish? Maybe…
Well, not in Polish but maybe in Poland!
My husband and I are moving to Gdansk, Poland for a year. On a Fulbright grant, he will teach math and computer science at the Gdansk University of Technology. I will teach composition (part time, online) for the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point on a laptop in our apartment.
I may also work on my writing. Or not. I’m keeping an open mind.
Ja nie mowie po Polsku bardo dobre. (I don’t speak Polish very well.) I am trying! I’ve been using Duolingo for almost a year. My vocabulary is small, and my accent probably atrocious, but I’ve always loved learning languages and being surrounded by people speaking in words I cannot understand. Am I crazy? Maybe. It is hard for me to express how totally excited I am about this adventure. I know it will be practically impossible for me to understand Polish at first, but I’ll give it my best shot. I can only improve, right?
We leave in early September and won’t return until July 2023. To be honest, I could use a break from the U.S. There’s nothing like living in a strange place to make you appreciate things you never even noticed about your home.
I’ll post updates about our adventure here. My husband Andy Felt is in the process of creating his own blog, Finding Myself in Poland, so check that out too.
We are still looking for an apartment to rent in Gdansk, hopefully in the Wrzeszcz or Suchanino neighborhoods. I know it’s a long shot, but if you are Polish, reading this from Gdansk, with an apartment to rent, send us the info!
More to come!