About

Like a typical tourist πŸ˜€

This blog is all about being positive and curious about the mystery of life. Inspired by many books I’ve read, movies I’ve watched and thoughts I had, I decided to start my own Happiness Project. However, this is not as much about my journey as about encouraging people to try out new patterns of thinking about the world and the true meaning of happiness. Follow this blog for your daily shot of positiveness. The actual impact on your life guaranteed!

And now a few lines about the author…

My name is Magdalena and I come from a small town in Poland. I have spent 19 years of my life there before going to college to Warsaw. Before finishing my bachelor at Warsaw School of Economics, I have spent the last semester of my studies in Lausanne, Switzerland, with which I fell in love completely.

I have always been a travelling enthusiast. When I was young, my parents used to take me and my sister on holidays, each year to a different country. This has spiced up my hunger for adventures and woke a desire to construct my life in a way in which I wouldn’t be attached to any particular place in the world and would be able to discover new places all the time. When I went for an exchange to Switzerland, I realised how amazing life could be. I knew that I didn’t want to come back to Poland and half of a year in Lausanne was definitely not enough for me.

A little bit of heaven...

A little bit of heaven…

Being surrounded by the beauty of nature – the lake Leman, the mountains, the greenery, and having my graduation coming so soon, I have started thinking about the next steps. I had to make a decision what to do with my life. While most of my peers were either applying for the master’s course or for internships in big companies, I felt paralysed by the vision of doing either of those things. I knew that I wanted to do something different in life. In fact, even though I’ve been studying Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems, I have spent a huge amount of time developing my true passions – writing poetry and stories, dancing, discovering different philosophies and psychological theories on life and happiness. I have even started writing two books I hope to publish soon.
On one hand I felt the strong desire to live for my ideals and passions, which made me truly happy and on the other – I felt the pressure to actually get independent from my parents and earn the living on my own.
As for now, I am still in Switzerland. I ended up completing a Master in Information Systems and as a graduate I look towards the future with more hope and clarity than ever. Every day I am discovering new ways to incorporate my passions into my life and career and as much as not all the answers are yet there for me to see, I am more than happy to enjoy the journey as it unfolds. IΒ am currently working in the area of consulting andΒ in parallel finishing my first novel.

I believe that every human being has the right and the ability to live his/her dreams. If you believe strong enough and find the courage to act on those beliefs, amazing things can happen!

I would like to thank you dear visitor for coming across my blog and reading this introduction. I hope that my posts and ideas will help you change your life in a significant way or at the least challenge the way you think about life.
The realization of your dreams is closer than you think!

Love,
Magdalena

158 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I enjoy reading your site! Is it okay if I contact you through email? Please email me back.

    Thanks!

    Harry
    harry.roger10 gmail.com

  2. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike πŸ™‚

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my β€˜point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

  3. Thank you for following my blog. May the Lord richly bless you more abundantly in the name of Jesus Christ. Have a most blessed weekend to the glory of God πŸ™‚

  4. I’m thrilled you are following my blog! I hope to get to know more about you and your posts as well! Blessings and never lose your JOY!

    • Hi! Thanks for visiting! There is a follow button at the bottom of the page, right side. You can also sign up for my newsletter by entering your email in the box at the end of the post πŸ˜‰

  5. Hi Magdalena!
    Thanks for following my blog – I appreciate it. I loved Lausanne when I was there…such a long time ago, but I still remember how beautiful the flowers were πŸ™‚
    Best,
    Joy

  6. Hi, Magdalena, thank you for stopping by my blog and for the blog. I liked your About page and you have a very interesting life to lead and a great blog too, and wish you all the best for it. And you are living in an Amazingly beautiful place, Switzerland. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Shibu! My pleasure! Well, I came back to Poland for a while, but definitely coming back to Switzerland next year. It’s my favourite place on Earth <3

  7. Hi Magdalena! How lovely to meet you out here in Blogland… I am so pleased you found my blog and have chosen to follow it. That is most kind, and I never take such things for granted! I have never been to Poland, but I have a very good friend who just moved from Warsaw, and another who was born there… I understand it is a beautiful country, and that the food is wonderful! I have added it to my bucket list. xx Mother Hen

  8. Hi Magdalena. Thanks for dropping by my blog and both the like for my latest post and the Follow.
    Love your blog also. Keep up the positive posts! And happy travels – there’s lots of places to see in the world..

  9. Hi Magdalena. All the best with your adventure… and here’s another quote for you : ) Anna

    “Happy talk, keep talking happy talk,
    Talk about things you’d like to do,
    You’ve gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,
    How you gonna have a dream come true?”

    (lyrics from ‘South Pacific’)

  10. As I have said to my kids every time they go out the door, ‘have fun, be careful.’
    You sound like a wonderful young woman.

  11. Thank you for following my blog. Just from reading your about section I’m very excited to read more. The passion you feel for life emanates from your words and it is contagious!!

  12. Hi Magdalena,

    Well you hold the very prestigious position of being my first ever follower….at the beginning of my journey. I can use all the positive vibes I can get as I tentatively step out into the blogging world! Thanks so much for the follow you made my day!

    Sarah

  13. Hi Magdalena,

    First, thanks for following my fledgling blog and glad that you liked my poetry. I’m surprised and happy that my work has reached all the way to Switzerland. Your blog on positivity seems very interesting and inspirational, i will get on with reading it right away. Thanks again.

    Abhay.

  14. Hi,

    as you just started to follow my blog I’m curious why and how you did find it. I apologize for using this way to get in contact with you, but I couldn’t find other contact data (except facebooke which I don’t like for first contacts) on your blog.

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    JS

  15. Thank you for the follow, Magdalena. Your About Page is excellent and I enjoyed reading about you. I wish you well for the future of your blog!

  16. Hi! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award as I was nominated by a blog named Stylish Affairs. My post with a description of your wonderful blog is here:

    https://dorianshand.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/it-is-wonderful-to-feel-loved-thank-you-thank-you-thank-you/

    I had a nomination a bit back, so I only nominated others instead of following the “rules” for the award, but you can find them here:

    https://theopensuitcase.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/very-inspiring-blogger-award-2/
    Thank you so much for having such a wonderful site! I will enjoy continuing to read.

    Dorian and her Mama

  17. Hello Magdalena, thanks for stopping by my blog http://thewelldressedyogi.wordpress.com πŸ™‚ I love your spirits! And yes, we are all meant to live life on our terms. So very true. We surely share a common passion of travelling! Look forward to checking your tips about earning online as I can definitely do with few quid having had given up my job. Happy to have connected with you! God bless!

  18. Here’s to your future! I loved reading about you, and pray you’ll find what you’re seeking, plus a lot of unexpected blessings along the way. I’m thrilled to know you’re following my blog as part of your great adventure!
    Cheers!
    Elouise

  19. Thank you for reading one of my posts. I have noticed that someone from Poland has read several of them before. Was that You? If so, thanks for reading. I have glanced around your site and I see you have a very good interest in life and its positive aspects. I shall return from time to time.

  20. glad you liked one of my poems today. just been nosing around your site. like the vlogs you make. your pictures make me want to go on holiday again! & i really like your self-help ideas. thank you Magdelana x

  21. Thanks for the follow. I’m really interested in learning about how your friend from Switzerland was able to maintain an online living because im trying to do the same. Mostly to avoid a career at McDonalds and a life of homelessness lol.

  22. You’re such a beautiful and amazing person Magdalena. We need more people like you in the world who’s paying it forward with motivation rather than money. Stay true, thank YOU! πŸ™‚

  23. Hi Magdalena,
    I want to thank you for the follow on my own blog. I am happy we were able to connect. I looked through your posts on positivity and making the most of life. Thank you for your great outlook on life. I will be sure to keep checking back on your posts! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

  24. Hello Mangdalena, I came by to say hi and to thank you for your follow. So glad to meet you. It is good to see you are expanding your world This is a good thing..Hope to hear from you again.nick

  25. Hi Magdalena! Thank you for stopping by thepigfoot.com and giving it a follow πŸ™‚ I’m just starting out, and I’m loving the feeling of being part of a community – plus every little helps! Loving the positivity of your posts, thanks for sharing!

  26. Hi, Magdalena, thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your blog and what you are doing with it. I hope you’ll have fun. I am featuring a giveaway March 25-26 for my latest novel, Double Play: A Novel of Magic, a YA fantasy, through Amazon. Check out my blog for details. Thanks again. Carol

  27. Hi, thank you for following my blog. It’s wonderful to have discovered your blog, such an inspirational site. I wish you all the best on journey.

    A.B.

  28. Magdalena..What a wonderful and beautiful spirit you are and possess! I don’t know how you came to read my blog(except that like minds attract and positive people express positive energy and thus draw other positive people and experiences to them!),but I’m happy that you came and grateful, too! It’s wonderful that you are enthusiastically doing as you are doing.! The world needs your work! Just keep following your dream and expressing Love and Positive vibes! Peace

  29. Hello, I came by to thank you for following my blog. Your blog is indeed very uplifting in its message. I wish you continued success in the blogosphere and in life!

  30. Hi Magdalena! Thank you for following my humble little blog. I am glad that you liked it πŸ™‚ I think you’re blog is one of the most uplifting. Keep up your noble work, may there be continued success in your blogging career!

  31. Magdalena,
    Thanks for taking the time to visit, read and follow my blog. My sincere gratitude!
    Your blog is so full of positivity, creativity and joyous feelings. May god bless you for bringing a positive message!

  32. hi magdalena, your love of life is infectious. I hope your dreams all come true, and I’m sure our blogging paths will cross again. thanks for stopping by.

  33. Hi Magdalena,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Lovely to share my experiences with you – hope to see you again soon!

    PS: No wonder you fell in love with Lausanne! I used to live in Switzerland and this was one my favourite cities. I found it way more attractive than Geneva.

  34. Hello Magdalena!

    Thank you for following my blog (Pix to Words)

    And thank you also for publishing such a resourceful, insightful and motivationally rich blog. Nice work! (And it’s so very pretty too)

  35. We all have a story…and I love yours! I have an American daughter named Madeline, but I often call her Magda. You remind me of her. I wish you continued success!

  36. Yes! You can definitely live the life you choose if you don’t buy into society’s expectations. Good for you on your choice – it will work out for you with your attitude! Thanks for following my blog – look forward to following your story as it develops!
    have fun! πŸ™‚

  37. Hello Magdalena (I seem to remember that name from somewhere else recently!),
    Welcome to the self-healing blog at WordPress and may what you read there be or help to you and your readers.
    Ian.

  38. Thanks for liking my blog. My grandma used to say you decide how you’re going to feel in the mornings, whether you’re going to be happy or not. She was right.

  39. I just love the way we can make connections in this world of blogging. Ergo, me coming across and finding your blog is a direct result of your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Thank you so much for that. Hope you see your replies and responses over on LfD. Best wishes, Paul

  40. I like your blog and I like your passion for travel. I hope you have a great and satisfying life in this best of all possible worlds. Thanks for following my blog. I’ll try to make it worth your time!

    j

  41. I appreciate the follow on my blog. I’m caught up in the enthusiasm of yours! Love the fact that you’re passionate about what you write–and about happiness. Joy. Gladness of heart. Keep up the great work. This is amazing.

  42. I love your blog! It’s really refreshing to look at and the positivity in it just flows with ease. BTW Check out my last post, I nominated you for a blogger award! <3

  43. Hi there!!
    I saw you added me as following blog so I tracked you who you are. I am so glad to meet you.I just started to open my blog. I read your “about”. You are so passionate and I want to applause to you! I agree! We have a right to be happy! I am working in Paris and studied different stuff like international economics and business in different countries like Madrid, Houston, Seoul, Milan…. But what I’m working now is not so relevant what i studied so that i was sad. But I realize that even woking in relavant place what i studied would not be my track in my life because I want do something what makes me happy. Thats why I’m living, and im discovering my journey thesedays. Anyway! let’s share some recipes for being happiness. in Lausanne! You are so lucky to be there! I love Leman lake. Good journey of your life !
    Keep going your search and discover!

  44. It is only this day that I’ve found your blog
    after following mine for quite long time. Being a Psychology graduate, I really do appreciate your way of conveying positivism with some touch of psychology. Such a good blogger you are. Being a traveler (as I hope I’d be in the future), really helps you to share insights and wisdom with others. Happy Blogging!!

  45. Good luck in your quest to live life to its fullest potential. Switzerland is amongst the most beautiful country I have ever visited, and no wonder you’re happy to settle there. Many thanks for following my blog too, and for encouraging others with such positive and thoughtful words.

  46. Hi Magdelena,
    Thank you for following my blog. In reading about you, I have to ask: Do you know Julia Krasnyuk from Ukraine? I believe Julia graduated recently from the school of Economics in Warsaw. Julia was an exchange student with us in the USA about 6 years ago. I am sure there are a LOT of students in your school, but I had to ask. Anyway, great stuff you are posting — keep up the good work in Warsaw!
    Greg

  47. Glad you like my cartoons, I will also follow you. Your thoughts are precious and certainly worthy of consideration.
    (BTW, three of my grandparents were from Ukraine and one from Russia.)

  48. Hello, thank you for visiting my blog and the follow. It is great to read about positivity and more people should think like this……the world would be a better place. Great blog and enjoy every bit of your journey. X

  49. Hi Magdalena, thanks for following my blog πŸ™‚
    I can see you also live in the Leman area, how cool!
    You have a lovely blog and you are so right about being happy by choice and living your dreams. I also love that you’re doing vlogs! You seem to be a very creative and determined girl πŸ˜‰
    If you ever want to do a photo shoot before you leave Switzerland do not hesitate to contact me, I would love to photograph you!

  50. Thanks for visiting my blog and the follow. Love your About page; really love the fact that you are from Poland. The WWW is fulfiling my dream of seeing the world, abet – in a different way. I am all about Positive thinking, living, uplifting spirits. I am sure I am going to enjoy what you have to say. Thanks again.

  51. You are right Magdalena , we have the right to follow our passion,traveling is my passion I’m retired have all the time to travel . I have been to your city of WARSAW the plaza after the palace is very beautiful.wish that you can achieve all what you want to do .good luck and take care.

  52. Hello Magdalena!

    First of all thank you so much for following me πŸ™‚ Second: Wow! Amazing job on your blog! Truly inspiring, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Keep up the good job and thank you for always being positive!

  53. Hi Magdalena! Thanks for the follow. Sometimes it can take awhile to discover what we were born to do πŸ™‚ I think you’re on the right track.

  54. What a beautiful example of pursuing your passions and dreams. Seriously. I can relate although I am quite a few steps behind you in the journey you have stepped into. I am thankful that the blogging world brought me here! I look forward to keeping up with what you share.

  55. I read your “about” and wish you luck on your journey. My journey is getting towards the end and agree that one needs to do what they enjoy. I have been fortunate to have done that. I want to thank you for following my blog and hope you enjoy future postings.

  56. Wow, while I do not really buy into this β€œthere-is-something-that-mystically-improves-our-lives” stuff, I have to admit… lovely coincidences exist ^_~
    So… thank you for following my blog! Hope it will be as enjoyable (and perhaps even inspiring?!) as yours.

  57. Wow!! What a wonderful site you have set up here Magdalena!! I’m flattered and happy that you have found mine too! I’ve got a lot of work to do today and haven’t had a time to really thoroughly explore yours, but the small bit I have seen is incredibly wonderful and inspiring! Keep up the great work!

  58. Hi Magdalena,

    I have a positive mind training audio. I would like to offer you a free sample, would you like to try it out and review it on your blog?

    Very Best,

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