Szymon’s blog II

KA2 Strategic Partnership – „Another ENTRance“ – Romania
April 9, 2020
Exploration of mindfulness in youth work
April 28, 2020

It’s been way over 2 months since my last blog note. A lot has changed. At the beginning of this year I wouldn’t expect how exceptional and odd my volunteer project will be. In January and February everything was still normal. I was doing my job, organizing events, taking part in meetings, helping in the office. I prepared “Art Attack” twice, which already was a well known event in SFERA community. I organized also Polish night events. Participants could learn some fun facts about my home country, try a traditional polish dish or watch a movie based on Poland. I was very surprised how many people were interested in those events.

Everything was OK till the middle of march when corona virus already spread around Europe and everything suddenly changed. Weeks earlier before that, observing the situation in China, I was feeling like this problem hasn’t and will not have any influence on me, like it’s far away from me and everything will be completely fine. Unfortunately it spread to Europe and all my expectations were gone. From then the borders got closed, restaurants, cinemas and most of the places as well. I had a fight of two thoughts in my head – am I stuck in Macedonia or maybe I will be forced to come back to Poland? Because the situation in most of the countries was similar, I wasn’t scared or had a feeling that I need to come back to Poland. I preferred to stay waiting for better. Thankfully I could.

Now, in all this madness, I’m working from home, stucked in one place, keeping in touch with my family and friends, checking up on the updates about corona virus and hoping that the situation will get better as soon as possible so I can get back to my project normally and enjoy as earlier. Stay safe and see you next time!

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