I used to say that I have an obsession with those “jam -jar -moments”.
Which basically means that you try to put special, unique moments you’ve had in little jam jars in your head so that you can open them again when you are stuck or having hard/boring/complicated times, to make yourself feel better. It works pretty well.
You can fill whole shelves with these jam jar moments and collect them like stamps.
These moments are where you remember the angle of the light, the temperature, the smell in the air, the people arround you, the sounds you hear, the taste you have in your mouth, the whole athmosphere is perfect.
There are times in life when time seems to fly.
Mostly these times are your very best moments, the type that give you butterflies when you think about them, the ones that changed your life in the best way, the ones that makes you another person, times you’ll never ever forget.
I don’t know why your best times seem to fly faster than those “other” ones, but it’s a simple fact.Since I’ve been with WhizzKids United it has been one massive “jam –jar –moment”.
I just have a couple days left until I fly back home to Germany and I have been here in South Africa, with WKU for the last 6 months this has been most exiting 6 month of my whole life.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed this time more than anything I have done before. I’ve learned not just about the country itself (which was one of my aims) but I also learned much about myself which is priceless.
I don’t know if I’ve changed, and if so in what ways and how much but I guess I will realize that when I am back home. I think in terms of speaking English I have improved, not necesarily in using special vocabulary but by not overthinking and being able to just keep talking. I also noticed that I managed to handle my shyness much better than before and althouh i haven’t gotten rid of it completely, working at WhizzKids United has made me more confident than I used to be.
I guess this is because I got given responsibility. Lots of responsibility. So much that I was really overwhelmed in the beginning but I had no other chance to somehow deal with my fears and that was the best thing that could’ve happened to me.
I ran 3 times a week a Yoga Session and I became the leader of the Siyakhona Project.
And it makes me happy and proud to say that I did all of that on my own.
I planned, I organised, I taught all by myself and that is an awsome feeling.
I loved working with the WKU staff, they’ve been very welcoming, warm hearted and open minded, which made it an even greater experience. All in all I am glad to be part of WhizzKids United, to make something happen, to support a organisation i really believe in.
I would definetely do it again, anytime!