The greatest arrogance is to choose your own version of being and do exactly what the soul urges you, isn’t it?
One of the last years I went as a volunteer in Transylvania to a craftsman for 2 weeks. You can delight yourself here with my amazing story and photos. It was not necessarily comfortable but a challenging and amazing experience as well.
Now my soul desire was to publish an ebook in English and I was thinking to choose the U.K. for improving my English vocabulary and grammar.
I made the decision and very enthusiastic I announced a few friends who have connections with other countries. After only a few days one of them offered me a job in England: assistant manager in a country lodge.
I was told it was a safari-type resort in nature.
Oh, exactly what I wanted… A very small one and I should be doing all the activities with the owner: emails, phones, meeting the guests and presenting them the place, maintenance of buildings and rooms, cleaning, washing, ironing.
I thought then very well and took the job for summer. Apparently I managed to make a deal with my ego because I never did this kind of work before. I mean cleaning and getting paid for it, what a thing…
Well in a very short time there I learned a lot to do.
My experience was like in a camp or maybe in the army. I started to like discipline very much. Every new day, working or off, was a kind of game with undisclosed challenges, with physical tasks but also of rapidity and finding solutions at the moment.
Here are some points that enriched my existence so delightfully:
1. I have learned to make impeccable a bedroom, a bathroom with shower and a living room with kitchen included only in an hour.
2.I have learned to light a fire in a wood stove.
3.I have learned to check the water quality, empty/fill and clean up a hot tub.
4.I have learned to drive a motor bike and do it daily, hah…:)
5.I have learned to de/connect the trailer from the motor bike, not too easy to accomplish it.
6. I have learned how is runnig such a business, a 4 * retreat.
7. I have Iearned real English from real English people.
8. I have learned to communicate and relate to another civilization.
9. I was provided with a car, so I learned to drive on the right side.
10. I inflated my own car wheel.
11. I have lived, worked and spend most of the time in nature, among bunnies, squirells and pheans, fresh air and wonderful landscapes.
12. In my free time I discovered the surroundings, amazing villages and towns too well known as Oxford, which I adore it.
13.I have learned to get lost on foreign lands as then, with great confidence, also find the way back.
14.I was swimming in the Thames river.
15.I discovered the English tea and fell in love with.
16.I attended to a few parties loving the way English people have fun.
17.I understood what role a Pub has, especially in the countryside.
18. I photographed and writeed in my spare time.
19.I discovered that I like physical work because it tones my body and puts my thoughts in order. Looks like I was kind of sedentary before, even if I was going to the gym or swim three times per week. The human body is still a machine that must be used not to rust, after all.
20. I made a best friend playing with and walk every day. My Romanian best friend was very surprised to find this out, accusing me of not loving her puppy anymore.
21.I understood that I can live in a house with a dog and a cat.
22.I have learned to feed a dog and a cat and enjoy their company.
23.I understood that I have exceeded many mental limitations and it was really time so I congratulate myself.
24.I understood that I am HOME anywhere on this amazing earth that my soul has chosen to explore curiously.
25. I realized through others how brave I am and inspire them.
If in the first few days there I no longer knew how I was anymore and because of that I had to deconstruct myself. After a while I easely came back to me and building myself again in an improved variant with new skills and acquired knowledge.
So yes, I have worked at the office but also in nature and I did some cleaning, I was a photographer and a travel blogger offering you the opportunity to enjoy this article.
What did you think, that bloggers live just in a continuous holiday? No way. They provide different work also to allow them visiting special places and write on their blogs. Only the world’s greatest bloggers win so well to live only out of it and I really don’t mind that one day to get there…:)
So I was allowing myself to have that total experience which connected me with real life and people much above a trip or holidays. I know what I’m saying, I’ve wandered much the world as a tourist.
This job helped me enormously to broaden the horizons of self-knowledge and the universal one, and approaching the realization of my projects and personal purpose.
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