So, as I finished high school (specializing in classical studies) I started looking for a job that could help me with my project in about 2 years. Knowing how difficult it would be to find one, given my course of studies, I was willing to accept whatever job came my way and I was thrilled, I would enter a world I did not know, and I would use it to achieve my dream.
What do I think of my project?
I simply think that it’s a different point of view from which a young person can decide to start-off after his/her studies; it’s nothing heroic or unthinkable, it’s about going back to that dream we all have and that only in our eyes is the most natural.
I often think that we young people nowadays have so many possibilities, so many roads we can take, that many times we choose none, while not long ago, the greatest feats have been achieved with far less opportunities; so I decided that I would not stop to the surface of what I saw but that I would fully live my dream, setting aside my insecurities, fears and anxieties. I knew I could take it easy, I had and have time. It is often difficult to feel ready to take on or do what is necessary, and we always find excuses to postpone the moment: “not now, maybe in two years I’ll be ready/have more money/…”; but in this way we only risk to be eaten away by our anxieties. If I gave in to them, I would have ended resting on what we call “rock pillows” and I never would have left.
To put myself out there betting everything on myself, making my dream my sole goal have been fundamental!
“We shall not cease from exploration/And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.” -T. S. Eliot
To date, as I’m writing this brief introduction, I’m in India after six months of intense travelling and about 23,000 km through Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan.