My last post was two weeks ago, so you wouldn’t know that I’ve been busy with my blog. It’s all behind the scenes.
This year, I’ve been wishing that I hadn’t started a separate blog for our expat life and travels. In many ways it would make more sense to just include those aspects of our life on my food blog. As you can imagine, there is a lot of overlap.
I had coffee last week with a new friend, who happens to know a lot about social media. Chatting with her convinced me that I need to combine the two. I’ll create a new blog with a fresh look and copy all of the old posts from my original blogs. You’ll still be able to find my old posts at their blogspot addresses, but new posts whether food or travel will have a new home.
After kicking around potential names for this new blog, I’ve decided to use Polish Housewife. It’s catchy, it’s memorable, and it’s mine!. It’s getting really difficult to find something reasonably short that isn’t already taken. You might wonder if the name will make any sense when we return to the states. I think it will. Living here has had a profound effect on our lives. I know we’ll be making comparisons and experiencing culture shock when we return. Like other Americans who leave Poland, we want to take parts of it back with us.
What are those parts for me? I feel like are lives here are very rich, even though we get by with a lot less stuff! Stuff has a way of taking over your life and your time. I feel that life has a slower pace here. I want to remember not to cram my days full with activities, to leave time for family and friends, to leave time for physical activity. And physical activity doesn’t have to mean exercise at a gym. It can be something fun, walking, biking, swimming. It will be an uphill battle, but we’ll see how much of our Polish life we can keep in the long run.
So that’s what I’ve got in the works, lots of computer work for now. More info coming soon!
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.
Had an interesting discussion about "stuff" with a retired women's group and came back with one piece of learning. We like our "stuff" because of the memories associated with it. Others may wonder why we have it. For example, I have a glammed up elephant that I got in a department store in Berlin. That always brings back memories of that week, but no one else will see it