The Picktures proudly presents you the guest post series: Expat Wednesdays!
Today, I would love to introduce you to Pola, Polish expat living in Chicago, editor-in-chief of Jetting Around blog.
Home Away From Home
I have a friend in Poland who calls me Windy City Girl. She has since I moved from Krakow to Chicago over ten years ago. Whenever I get an email from her and see the nickname, I wonder at what point I began to feel like a Chicagoan. When did the Windy City become MY CITY?
All good possibilities, but I think the process started earlier. I became a Chicagoan-in-the-making when I met my husband (and Chicago-native) during his expat years in Krakow.
I believe a place becomes your home once you realize you’d miss it if you left. And there’s plenty I would miss about Chicago: local sports, favorite hangouts, stunning architecture that blends the old and the new, and miles of lakeshore. Good thing I’m staying put for a while.
About the Author
Pola Henderson is the founder and editor of Jetting Around, a blog dedicated to exploring cities and their culture. Her writing and photography showcases European, North American, and South American destinations. Pola grew up in Krakow, Poland, lived in North Africa, and has called Chicago home since 2002. Traveling internationally has been a part of her life since she was 3 years old. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.