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  • Edyta Biardzka

Celebration and closure

And just like that it’s November again. We all know what it means – that I haven’t been here for quite some time. Please don’t even ask me where all this year has gone, because I honestly have no idea. I was so focused on my projects and work, that I’ve completely lost the track of time. Only recently, I’ve realized my birthday is coming very soon and another year has passed by in the blink of an eye… Not sure if everyone else felt the same way, but the last two years were passing by so fast and slow at the same time.

The other day I had a conversation with my friend that I can’t recall any major highlights from the past two years and it’s not even that nothing exciting happened in my life – I’ve finished Uni and graduated, changed jobs, moved to another city and learned a lot (both in my professional and personal life). And if you think about it, it’s pretty awesome, but somehow in my memory it feels very ordinary. Anyway, I don’t want to blame Covid for it, but I think it’s the lack of real celebration and closure that made me feel that way. For example, yes – I had my graduation this year, but most of my friends from Uni couldn’t attend due to different travel restrictions and the fact they all live abroad now. So it wasn’t really the same without them. In general I felt like everything was so hectic, yet uneventful at the same time…

But speaking about celebration, it seems like life will become much more colorful soon. My birthday is in a week time and this year I’m extremely happy about it. My friends know, that usually I’m not too excited about my birthday as:

a) I’m getting older

b) November is probably the least favorite month of the year for most of us, it’s getting dark early and pretty depressing

c) If you are a student – there is just sooo many deadlines at the end of November at least in the UK, so in the previous years I could never fully focus on celebrating my birthday, as there were always other more important things to do

So here is just some of the reasons. BUT, I made a promise to myself that this year will be different. Since I’m not a student anymore and I don’t have to worry about end-of-semester deadlines, I’m going to spend my birthday this year in one of my favorite cities in the world (I just hope nothing crazy will happen this week). Hopefully next year I can celebrate in Australia haha.

PS If you wonder about the pictures, these are from Prague and only recently when I was going through 43 000 pictures on my phone and deleting quite a lot of them – I found these! I mean look at this view behind me!

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