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The Art of Living

IMG_20160913_204848[1]My journey started when I moved to a new country with a totally different culture. It’s like being born again, you have to learn about yourself and the world around you. It’s fascinating and risky sometimes but it’s fun.

The key to success is keeping your mind open. This is what seems scary first but later when you realize there is nothing to lose… Great changes take place, expect more to come. Be ready for miracles and failures!

Keep doing your thing whatever your passion is, experiment. Some will disapprove, others will envy but it’s okay, life is like that. Believe and pray, everything will come to you in its time. Some artists start early and go away before they even turn thirty. But why should it bother you when your goals are different and so is the timing.

When I think about all I want to master and create I realize that Ars longa, vita brevis. Learning is a life-long process, nobody was born able… Or maybe some of us were? Anyway, you will probably have to put your blood, sweat and tears in your labor of love.

Don’t be afraid to experiment, exercise persistence and faith.

 

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Volunteer

Since I quit my job I can volunteer, it makes me feel needed and appreciated. I want to recommend it to everyone but you have to hit the timing right to enjoy it. Timing is the key element in the secret of achieving the ultimate happiness. There is time for everything, I didn’t realize what it means really. It’s only now that I am enjoying cold rainy weather, never expected to be able to until we moved to Colorado. Sunshine is something we take for granted here. Rainy days are rare and appreciated more than anything. Maybe it’s just what getting older entails or maybe the time has come…

Becoming a volunteer can transform your life as well as mine. It’s like opening a door for opportunity and change. I hate unexpected and unwelcome changes to be honest, the things that I can foresee and be ready for are not as bad. Interestingly, the best things happened to me when I broke the routine and agreed to try something new like helping kids with disabilities or accepting the offer to be a counselor at summer camp. Only when you feel like you have nothing to lose you can find something precious helping others to feel better. So when you you finally get there you would probably wish it to last forever. But it too will pass.