This is new.  This is different.

I have thought about starting a blog for quite some time and needed plenty of encouraging to do so.  I found every excuse possible to not start a blog.  My two main excuses were that I am too busy (I really am a very busy person because I am usually working on 5 projects at a time) and that I felt as though I did not have anything to say that someone would want to read.

When I really thought about it, my excuses were just synonyms for fear of starting a blog.  Fear it would fail.  Fear of the unknown territory that is a blog.  Fear of being judged.  Finally, I realized that it was time for change.

My first trip to the White House in 2015 as representative of the Polish American community in Connecticut

The interesting part about this is that I have done plenty of things in my life that I should have feared (getting a doctorate, running an international conference, traveling to Europe alone) but overcame them successfully.  It is time to forget my fears and take action!

International conference presentation in my mom’s hometown of Lodz, Poland.

The last 14 years of my life have been filled with change and life changing experiences (both good and bad).  In that time frame I received three college degrees, lost family members, gained mentors, experienced heartbreak (in a number of ways!) made new friendships, traveled the United States and Europe, became an aunt, and developed as a researcher.  In the last few months I added a new role by becoming a wife.

With all of these experiences I do have something to say, things to share, and places to grow.  This is the plan for this space-to share, to grow, and develop.

Thank you for joining me on this new journey.

I am really excited for this new beginning 🙂

More to come very soon.