I am in the third or fourth spate this year of working more than 50 days in a row (though some days are much lighter than others) and my mind has been more stimulated than ever. There are a lot of really explosive stories going on that would make some dramatic tableaux at some point in the future. On the ground in western Poland, I have been working in a preschool, corporate English off-site and outsourced, and some business development activity that included recording material in a studio and product development. Online the second shift is spread throughout the day teaching English to all ages principally with students in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, throughout Eastern Europe, and principally Turkey, but I have had calls from at least 34 countries on all six inhabited continents. I have helped doctors, medical students, finance specialists, bankers, PhD candidates, immigrants and emigrants, children, and so on in a dizzying volume with no order. I have had to limit it so that I can be fresh for the face-to-face work. Meanwhile, the lingua franca at work is Polish but the language at home is Ukrainian with my lovely Ukrainian roommates. The city I am working in is plagued with some very odd and perhaps toxic spiritual energy, but the surrounding forests provide some revitalizing qualities upon every visit. At the moment I am waiting for a residence card for Poland which should solidify my status here and provide some instinct as to whether or not to stay long-term; during the waiting period however I am potentially not permitted to re-enter Poland if I were to leave – an ironic twist given I had to escape Schengen last year.
Below, you will see some pictures of a recreated historic village near this city and then also photos from the glorious and wonderful Krakow, which has always been a much appreciated old friend for me, but this most recent time, the only city I wanted to visit (again) that was available to me during my short holiday due to the residence processing.
I expect to have some interesting or exciting announcements in regards to 2019, though I am a bit fatigued from all the change – and some mysterious revelations from a Russian or Ukrainian doctor who set me on a new path.