Last day of my EVS – nothing more and nothing less to say than: Thank You. To all helping hands and those whom I could help. And to universe – as in a day when I got info, that our project got approved. So I wrote it on the sand again.
Last month of my EVS run fast and good. Since few months I was observing a dynamic that has roots in something I chose at the beginning – in 5 dixit cards that grabbed my attention in February 2017 and seemed to be a milestones of my inner process and volunteering time… Here they are:
I wanted to see the light of helping hands around and have a journey of self-discovery – upon my fears and doubts. It was a good ride 🙂 I wanted to learn Spanish and deepen what I knew so far – about psychology, coaching and other mysteries of life. Put it into practice. It works wonders! I wanted reconnect with myself – with my body and emotions, through yoga and dance. Very done! I wanted to reborn as a whole new universe – here by the sea. Who knows me see this changed. And I very wanted to know: what next in my life? what I really, very want to do with my NOW? I always new it is about writing… Being here I understood it’s also about Spain. But how to make it happen?
During the past 10 month a lot of answers came, together with now-how about my future and work. In very last month of my EVS time I got a job offer I will start in 2018 r. Writing one. So it comes as well! And I can repeat what I heard at the beginning of a project: EVS is like a wave – onece you learn to go with this flow – life seems easier. Life knows. So I can be just grateful – to all beautiful people and to myself. For openness and trust we shared. Thank You very much!
Ideas were flying around since I started putting down my ideas (before April deadline) and decided to wait. Feeling that it’s not yet what I mean and I need somebody to do it with me… I simply discover what I want to do (what is a very highlight of my EVS experience) – as a creativity coach and artist. Not as a coordinator or exchange leader – it’s not my game.
And then – in the middle of September I met Carlos and Cristina with whom we share dance and yoga passion and practice. And when it came to speaking about our youth exchange experiences – we decided to write one – together, now.Read More »
September time is running wild and so good – when superhot is over, the weather finally remains what I consider summer and what give a chance to explore a bit more – also in daily hours. Therefore September was running in a rhythm of coming back to and falling in love with… Valencia! As well as in colors of indian summer – especially with its sea!
What I love in Valencia the most are bike paths so easily leading to the blue, great green parks, street art of Carmen, sweet cafes of Ruzafa and Benimaclet festivals as well as slow everyday life that is happening in this neighbourhood. The fact that all is in walking distance and vivid music life cannot be missed here too!Read More »
Learning by doing works not only in informal education but as well in creative re-education each of us can take in own hands by… simply (and when needed – through obstacles) creating. Day by day!
I got inspired by two amazing authors and books “The Artist Way” and “The Creativity Creativity” – both underline how important is dedicating and taking time to create. Becoming an everyday creative person awake a power that open up our imagination, brain and hearts capacities. Try!Read More »
Gandia is good for biking. Biking is so good! Don’t You remember? It is a first memory of a pure joy moment here – when in a third day we were just biking at night down the main old town street. And it was just great – biking itself. Just biking.
EVS is good for creativity because it leaves a time and space for… doing nothing (read on to don’t get me wrong 😉 If only You let for that. What is not always easy… because EVS is as well a time of opportunities. How to recognize which belongs to You and when is better to let them go? Go with a flow! And first: understand how flow (and creativity!) works.