My Life is an Open Book

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Hello Darlings! Today is my turn in the amazing blog crawl project. Thanks Beth for including me and it's a pleasure to be part of this with all of you, my fantastic blogger-friends.
So this is a story about a little girl with big dreams. She was born is a small town in Poland. Her family has lived in that same town for generations and will probably continue living there for decades to come. She went to kindergarden two blocks away from the the house she was born in, and went on to elementary school just a step further. She was a good student, so she was fortunate enough to get into a good high school and an even better university, that was just in the neighboring town. She married her high school sweetheart – too early, according to her parents – and by the time she finished her studies, at the age of 25, she was a happy mother of a little girl who looks just like her...Her husband runs a business: a local grocery store. She became an accountant, and got a good job at the city hall. Still living in the same family house - although slightly expanded - that she was born in.
She lives the very normal, very ordinary life of so many 28 year old girls in her small town...pretty much all her friends, actually.
Except, she was not like every other girl in her town. She had big dreams, as I mentioned already.

This girl is me...or rather, who I would have been...had I not moved to America when I was 12. And there began the journey of an adventurous Polish exchange student with big dreams – did I mention that?
Thanks so much for reading and wish you all, my Lovelies an amazing Wednesday. If you missed yesterday's post please visit Ilene from Much love illy and mark your calendars for tomorrow's post over in Magpie Lovely by Holly! xoxox

Ps: Stay tuned for GIVEAWAY Wednesday...

52 comments:

Renée said...

Beautiful story, I loved reading this.

Collette Osuna said...

WHat a beautiful story hunnie...thanks for sharing...and Im very happy you are here and that Im getting to know you....you are SUPER sweet!!!

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shari @ little blue deer said...

I am loving these! So sweet, I loved learning more about you! XX! You are awesome!

Signe said...

Such a nice read, had no idea you are originally from Poland!
Have a lovely Wednesday :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Collette...aww thank you

Diana Mieczan said...

Signe...my dad still is there but my mom lives in England for the past 20 years:)

heidi adnum said...

Lovely, Diana! Thanks for sharing.

Królewna said...

Had no idea you're Polish :)(although your last name was suspicious ;) ) Do you still speak Polish?

Gifts of Serendipity said...

I really enjoyed learning a little more about you today Diana.
Isn't it interesting to think about who we might have been if 'life' hadn't intervened?

x Felicity

Coté Provence said...

love discovering and reading about you a little everyday. What a beautiful sincere story. I am a dreamer as well .... We all need to have big dreams!

Have a great day

xo

Jessica said...

Wow - I had no idea! What a beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing this. You're a sweet girl and I adore getting to know more about you!

ceo said...

Lovely..... thanks so much for sharing.......

xxxx
CEO

Krystal said...

aww, the little twist got me all excited!!!! hope there is a sequel ;)

Ms. Chyme said...

Wow such a great story of yours. I am also a girl with a big dreams. Well, i guess everyone is. I didn't know you are a Polish, just knew it now.

Chiara said...

This is great Diana!!! You have lovely writing!!
I hope there is a sequel!
xoxo

www.joiedevivre-chiara.blogspot.com

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Exciting story. Enjoyed it. Our very close friends (and neighbors) are from Poland. I was lucky enough to visit there with them a few years ago, had a wonderful time. Did much of your family come here with you?

Gina said...

:) :)

i love this.

at first i was like "she has a daughter? I've never seen her mention a daughter!!" hehe

i would LOVE to hear about your experiences as an exchange student.

Danielle said...

what a captivating story! I absolutely loved it. The pictures are great too. Your blog is adorable!

xoxo
choose paris

www.alwayschooseparis.blogspot.com

Ann said...

what a sweet post! it sounds like you have an interesting story.

Sandy a la Mode said...

loved reading this beautiful story of yours! the pics that went along with it were so lovely too!!

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous said...

This is a beautiful story!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh interesting!! I thought you lived in Europe, nice to know a bit more about you Diana xx

Annie said...

beautiful story and pics...

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

What a wonderful story, I really enjoyed reading it!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I really love hearing all of your stories. Lovely!

Brenda said...

Great story Diana! Loved reading it.

ag. said...

so glad you were a part of this blog crawl. so beautifully written!

Tanvi said...

Such a heartfelt narration of your own life! I am glad to be part of it ... and Thank you for sharing! :)

Kristen said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing. Mine's up on Oct 13...

Café Bellini said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing!

Anna Walker said...

AWESOME! I love love love this! :)
Thank you so much for sharing!

La Feem said...

So beautiful, yes you are a writer for sure!!! Loved learning about your journey.....you rule girl! xo

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love how this is written! Love this story :)

Aurelia Mattos said...

Beautiful story, I loved reading this.

Kiss Diana

bicocacolors said...

Hi Diana, so beautiful story!
thanks so much for sharing!!!
Elena

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww thank you,girls:)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Awh Diana I just loved reading this and getting to learn more about you. It's so beautifully written! Thank u so much for sharing your story with us, sweetie! xoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

Krolewna...I try my best...hahah

Monique said...

I love this story!

Kathy Besser said...

Diana,
This was such a great story! I lived in Poland (Warsaw) when I was 9, went to a Polish school and was fluent in Polish then! My dad is a doctor and he was invited by the Polish government to teach American blood banking methods. This was in the 70's and it was a fascinating time in a fascinating country. I can't speak much Polish today (too many other languages layered on top) but I have very fond memories of my time there.

All the best,

Kathy Besser
(dirt&sunshine blog)

the chirpy bird said...

awww gorgeous! I love this!
Sounds very familiar too :)
xo tash

Lucy said...

wow i love the way you wrote your little story - its so captivating! Id love to know more :)
I adore your photos especially the top one of the street. id love to live there!
xxxx

shopgirl said...

Awww Diana, you're so coy. I love how this story turns out. I want more :-)).

The Blog Crawl was fun - wasn't it?!

xoxo

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Very creatively told! I like how it's a story of how things "could have been"! :)
I grew up in a small town and often think if I had stayed, and never moved, that my story would be so very different than it is today.
I didn't know you were originally from Poland! I live in an area in Maryland (just outside of Baltimore and DC) where there is a large Polish-American population. I love living in such a richly diverse place.

Sending xo your way!

coolkids said...

lovely story!

heather yalin said...

Always lovely to learn a little more. Loved reading about the girl with big dreams behind this pretty blog!

Dina-Dyorre said...

Believe it or not, I've been to that village in the first photo...it left me speechless. I cannot say how enchanting it was.

Szilvi said...

I love to read stories from your life and get to know you more :-).

A Flourishing Perspective said...

I am in love with that first photo! And this story is so fantastic adorable. :) I love it.

And dear, Erika and I were talking and definitely think you should post a picture of yourself sometime! I wonder all the time what you look like when you comment on our blog and when I come here so you definitely should! :)

XOXO-
Rachel

Oh, My Darling said...

Loving your take on this fun project!

Tish said...

i knew there was a story with you lol...just didn't know it was a polish one :) great story dear. :)

i like getting to know blogging friends this way...my little writing community expands more and more each day.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i just got chills reading this. i'm in poland right now (my bf is polish) and so this story is extra special to me! :)

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