“I write in Polish. It usually takes me about forty-five minutes to fill in a page. I keep a journal of what I do every day. Not stuff like, ‘I ate lunch and it was terrible’ or ‘ I’m angry at this person.’ It’s a way detailing the things I do every day. I can look back over the past four years and see what I was doing and where I was on that day. It’s a great exercise for the mind and memory. Every page is it’s own day.

I like coming here because it makes me feel less homesick.”