My farm was and still is very small. Now it mostly consists of a little forest. Earlier it was a corn field, a yard where my house stands and a vegetable and fruit garden. We didn’t have any grassland which was a real bummer. My neighbor, however, had one which I used to run around in with my dogs and sitting there among forget-me-not flowers. I loved it. It gave me some sense of freedom and was my favorite free time activity.
We had a big, old apple tree in the fruit garden. Some of the branches grew so that people could sit on them. Very often I used to sit there watching trains go to and from Warsaw and was dreaming that one day I would travel on these trains.
It became natural to find a high school where the environment in different forms was in focus such as: botanic, physics, ecology, meteorology, geography. At that point nature meant everything to me, particularly one of its faces; the mountains.
Nobody was really surprised when I applied for the environmental studies at Warsaw University. I must have been the happiest person on Earth when I was accepted because I was studying something that I loved. The six years of study including the gap year which I used for traveling, was the happiest period in my life, so far. Studying nature, meeting incredible and passionate fellow students and teachers, showed me that it’s important to do what you love in life.