Hi. I’m Jonathan.
First a confession — I don’t actually live in Bosnia anymore.
This is confusing. It’s easier to just say nothing and go on, like many things in life. But, because 4 out of 10 readers come to this blog for explanations of things they didn’t know they wanted to know about, I will explain.
I live in Herzegovina (HERTS-egg-o-veen-uh). There. Now you understand.
Ok, for real this time. Listen close — the name of the country where I live is Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most foreigners just say “Bosnia”, kind of like people say “America” for United States of America, but, just like that’s annoying to all the other Americans out there (yes, there are millions of them), shortening the name to just “Bosnia” is a little annoying to the people who live in Herzegovina.
Here — I’ll show you a couple of photos, and you’ll get it.
So, I used to live in Sarajevo, which is in Bosnia. I lived there from 2003 to 2005, and then again from 2010 to 2015. In 2015 my family and I moved to Mostar, where we currently live.
A few people said “Why is it just the Bosnia project”? The country is Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Well, I get their point. But that would really just ruin the logo. And I did start the blog while I still lived in Sarajevo, which is firmly in Bosnia. So… I understand, but I already picked the name.
This is a blog. I blog about a few things in particular.
- Work. I work for a Christian youth ministry in Mostar, and we do lots of things with high school and college students. My team and I teach English classes, organize big academic seminars, and rock the social calendar with young people in Mostar. I write about how people can have a better work/life balance, be more productive, and have better working relationships.
- Travel. Obviously, I travel A LOT. That’s part of the deal, so I post quite often about that too.
- Perspective. Sometimes, the biggest thing we need in life is a fresh perspective. Often, we will be able to solve a problem or complete an assignment if we can just get free enough to look at it from a new angle. I write about how that has happened to me, over and over again, and for some other interesting people, too.
If you’ve already figured things out, stick around and share your opinion.
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