2 min min read - February 12, 2019
I never was an athletic type, but I enjoyed cycling. Having a road bike-like hybrid I conquered hilly, difficult roads and simple streets as well. Just before my wedding in 2013, I cycled 200 miles in two days around beautiful Szczecin Lagoon. Later in 2017, I cycled over 300 miles in 3 days and last year I wanted to cycle 500 miles in 5 days, but... my bike was stolen.
Despite the whole thing being recorded on CCTV, it took over 6 months for MET to collect the evidence and still there is no sign of the bike.
I decided to move on. Purchased road bike instead, properly insure it and then... I was a few times pushed out of my lane by bully drivers who think they own the road.
At that moment I had really enough. I started to record videos with people offending while driving. I reported so far over 8 drivers, 1 case (driving while using a phone) was dropped due to the bad quality of the video but 6 others were directed to the prosecution, one still pending.
What happened since is quite interesting. Well. I was already picked by YouTube trolls that see no fault in any driver and many faults in every cyclist (and interpret Highway Code differently for both). Also, I had a chance to talk with officers on duty and understand how they judge each situation. What I discovered so far is:
Depression is not something I would expect to feel. Not very often. I can clearly recollect moments in my life when it took over. Or maybe something else like grief or anger was there and depression was an easy label for them. But in general, my traces of psychopathic personality shielded me from it.… read more…
3 min min read - March 16, 2019
Every time I come back to this blog I used to have a massive vision of what I would do, how I will drive it further. Maybe: how I'd become another blogging world sensation. Let's be honest. This or most of other blogs never meant to be big. That are just our small pillows to cry our worries, shout our dreams and say our prayers. All the stress, pressure, burnout we can read around starts there. Setting too high expectations for ourselves and forgetting about a very simple thing - gratitude. But it's very important to say "thank you". Even if no one reads. Even if no one listens. It's important to say it to realise that there are so many good souls around us we often not value enough.… read more…
1 min min read - February 11, 2019