Who’s Adi? Who am I?

Hi, if you already had a little look around my blog and clicked on the About page, and well found nothing, this is the actual post ”About me”.

First of all I’m Adi, it’s not my real name, it is short for Adrian, as you might have figured out. It is a nickname I have created for myself after moving to the UK, since all my childhood nicknames up ’till I was 12 [That’s when I moved to the UK with my parents] were always sh!t and I had a fair few of them, but never mind. I am 22 I was born in 1994 in Poland, in December [unfortunately, I hated that month when I was a teenager, all my friends would organise a bonfire and drinks on their bdays and I couldn’t].

For first 12 years of my life I lived in a little village in Poland, there was just under 100 houses there, but it was the best place to grow up, we had a little river at the end of our garden, everyone knew each other, not necessarily a good thing when it came to childhood tricks and mischief, but the sense of community was strong there and it still is. Poland up until 1989 was under communist rule, on the other side of the Berlin wall, after we were sold out to Stalin at the end of WW2, but this is a completely different topic that I will certainly write about, but what I am trying to say here Poland wasn’t and still fully isn’t a western country, it lies in the centre of Europe, and because of communism people are a little different, we have a saying ”a guest at home is a god at home”, the sense of community is still strong and every time I go to visit the time runs slower and people are not eaten up by the commerciality of everything, it is an amazing country.

Growing up in such a little village was great, when I was 5, I use to disappear for an entire day and my mum knew there is nothing bad that can happen to me, although she was really not happy about those disappearances. Well she is my mother and she still worried.

I was always a tall and skinny kid, hence one of my nicknames Eiffel, pronounced in polish Aifla, well I didn’t like this one too. When I was about 12 I gained loads of weight, but I sort of grew out of it and now I am tall, with quite a well-built body, not athletic in any way, also not fat, just well-built, saying not athletic, well it could’ve and could be but I just really don’t like sports that much.I also poses very thick and very curly hair, if I grew it, it could easily stand up in contest with black people’s afros, which is very odd to say the least since I am white… Although people seem to like my hair, or the idea of having it, I am not that happy myslef since, I can’t really do anything with it in terms of change of style.

As to my looks, well I am pretty average guy, I’m not ugly, I’m not Leo DiCaprio, somewhere in between, putting it into numbers I’m a 6, well maybe even 7 at a push, at least I think that’s what people would’ve said, personally I don’t really like the way I look, a little bit insecure about that.

But enough about looks, who am I?

Well, I am that average guy you wouldn’t really look twice at when passing on the street, but then again if that’s what you’re after, just the looks, I wouldn’t look at you once, beauty will pass, the soul is really what I’m after in a woman. I have a more old school outlook on love and relationships, this doesn’t mean I want a woman to be chained to something in the kitchen, I am pretty romantic, I love cuddles, and I am looking for a woman to be the mother of my children and be with her ’till the end. It really isn’t about the looks it is about her mindset, kindness, warmth and intelligence. I strongly believe in the division of labour, we all have our good and bad sides, we all can do somethings better than other things, for example I am a pretty good cook, so if she doesn’t like cooking I am more than happy to do this.

As to my educations, I started it in Poland and I have finished 6 grades/years in polish primary school, than I came to the UK and I have finished the secondary school with pretty good grades, so I went onto studying A-Levels in college, I have studied Business, Law, Sociology and Polish language. I think it was those two years in college that have completed my personality and especially the lessons of sociology which have taught me to look at things from many different points of view and then, and ONLY then form my opinion about the topic. After college I went onto University and studied Law with Criminology, well the course lasted three years, I was only there for two of those years, I’ll explain my reasons behind this in later posts, it is quite a long topic to discuss, but at the end I haven’t finished my higher education.

As to my beliefs, well I do not believe in any religion, I very much doubt that the almighty figure in heaven exists, I am much against the instituation of the Roman Catholic church, although I was raised as a Catholic, in Poland which is a very Catholic country. Instead I believe in myself and my life, there are some moral standards that all of us should follow, like the 10 commandments, with the exception of the 1st one. They outline how a normal, responsible person should behave not to hurt others. There is much more to what I believe hopefully you stay with me to read further posts and find out.

I think the one thing I missed to mention so far is my eye condition, retinitis pigmentosa, a deteriorating condition that leads to blindness, eventually, for now I still have my sight although it is very much limited. There is also going to be an extensive post to show you how it is to live with this condition.

In coming weeks and months I want to build this blog, and integration with Facebook and Twitter create a page on both. Also I plan to post as much as possible, I always liked the idea of a diary, but I could never motivate myself to actually write one, well I think I have now. It is going to be a great tool for future, to preserve and collect my ideas and thoughts, as well as memories, whcih seem to fade quickly enough.

 

I hope I will find some readers of this blog, I hope you’re going to like it, well if not tough I guess, it is still going to be here. Remember leave a comment, like the posts, follow the blog if you like it.

Thank you for reading and I’ll speak to you soon!!!

Hello WORLD!!! v2.0

Hi guys!

First of all, I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Adi, well this is what I go by. I’m 22 and live in the UK, at least for the last 10 years, as I am Polish and I moved over here with my parents who were searching for a better life in 2007, surely enough they have made it a better life, as they are one of the most hardworking people I know. I am an average guy in the sense of looks, I am quite tall 187cm or 6ft1in. I am not Leo DiCaprio, but then again I’m not that ugly too and for a white guy I have extremely curly and thick hair if I grew it, I could totally have an epic afro, which is a bit odd for a white guy I guess. And most of all when it comes to looking, I suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, which is a genetic incurable [hopefully for now] eye condition, which destroys the destroys the receptors within the retina resulting in, well a downhill road to blindness, the receptors are destroyed from outside eventually leading to tunnel vision, just as if you were looking through the binoculars the opposite way round. At this precise moment I can still see more or less, usually a little bit less, it causes colour blindness, and many other things like being unable to recognise faces, and my distance vision is shocking, hence the name of the blog. BUT f@%k it!

I originally wanted to start this blog, to share with you the daily struggles of living with an eye condition that leads to blindness, and how bad it is that doctors can’t do anything about it, they can’t even predict how fast my vision will deteriorate. But I soon realised, that I don’t really feel that sorry for myself, and the situations I find myself in to write a whole blog about it. So the v2.0!

I just want to share with you share my life and opinions in a more or less anonymous format. Of course I am going to touch on things related to my eyes, I have to live with it and I’d like you to get a bit of a feel, of how it is, most of us don’t realise the real life impact in real life situations that conditions such as mine, or any other conditions which make you ”disabled” [<- in quotes because I don’t see myself as disabled, my eyes are just shit xD] have an enormous impact on simple every day situations, that you wouldn’t even notice in your busy life.

But also I wanna share a bit of my life with you, my opinions on different topics, spanning from politics, through religion/beliefs, to love and everyday life, I have a lot of interests and a lot of knowledge, but I’ll leave that for you to judge, but then again judgements and opinions are ONLY judgements and opinions for me I keep the distance, everyone is different so really we cannot all hold the same opinions and belifs, I certainly do not want to offend anyone, but then again if you are offended by some text on the screen, you really must take a look at yourself and ask ”is this really affecting my life that much?”.

I was never great at running a blog, the biggest problem was always posting, I just couldn’t find time to post, but this time I want to make this work. I want you to meet the real me, to see things from where I am standing, to see what’s inside without seeing the outside, I want to share with you and talk with you, hear your opinions and see the REAL you.

Just as a side note, I’d like to add that I don’t see myself as a great writer, and also please remember that English is my second language, although years spent in education in the UK have verified my English skills a little bit.

So Hello WORLD!!!

I hope we can enjoy each others company, in this different form, enjoy a discussion, who knows maybe friendship?

Welcome to my little world, welcome to my life…