Small town living or “worldly life”?
When I left Poland at 21, I was escaping what I saw as a predictable and uninspiring life. But returning now, I see the beauty in the simplicity of small-town living, and it's made me appreciate the choices I've made.
Small-town life, once viewed as dull, now brings me comfort and security. The cemetery, where I wandered on my first day back, holds the graves of familiar faces - my childhood friends' parents, grandparents, and even my own family. The culture around cemeteries here is different; it's a place for Saturday visits, where people run into old school friends, exchanging respectful greetings.
From a Different Perspective:
My grandparents, who lived and died here, never saw our village from the perspective of a drone, which I recently did through my brother's photos. It struck me that they lived a small life compared to the vast experiences we have today - the ability to travel the world, connect with people worldwide, and craft our own paths.
The Beauty of Choice:
There's no right or wrong way in life - whether you embrace the simplicity of your hometown or seek a more global existence. Both paths offer unique virtues and experiences. It's essential to find contentment in your choices and acknowledge what you have while daydreaming about what could have been.
I invite you to reflect on your own life choices, appreciating what you've decided and not making yourself wrong for the paths you didn't take. Embrace your unique journey, and remember that simplicity can be beautiful, just as adventure can be fulfilling. Thank you for joining me on this introspective journey. Until next time!