Let’s grab your dreams and fly

I was in high school when I happened upon Jack Kerouac’s book „On the road”, based on the travels of the writer and his friends across the United States. It definitely wasn’t the book for a teenager, but maybe it was for a dreamer. The novel changed something in my way of thinking about life and the world. The sentence „Keep on rolling under the stars” has been reasoning in my head since then.

I realized that there are a few types of dreams. (Can you imagine?) Sometimes dreams are just there to be. To watch them before going to bed, a moment after gently opening your eyes in the morning, during lonely moments on balconies, benches, bridges. And that’s it! Other dreams wait calmly in line for fulfillment. There are also dreams which break out fiercely, so you have to grab and realize them as soon as possible. That kind of dream can’t wait so long.

I was thinking that my dream about going abroad by European Voluntary Service or European Solidarity Corps program never comes true. Now I know the dream was just waiting quietly for its turn. During that time I just kept on rolling under the stars…

I saw and answered for Teatro Metaphora’s offer in August and at the beginning of October, I was preparing for living in Madeira Island for the next ten months. Currently, I live in Camara de Lobos, I’m a volunteer in the Teatro Metaphora association and I can say my dream is coming true. I will write more about my journey and experience soon.

I wish I could listen to more stories like this, see smiles and shine eyes. Maybe you dream about traveling, creating your own business, being on a stage, writing a book, spending more time with your friends and family. All those dreams are beautiful! But if you want to experience something like I do, you’re between 18 and 30 years old, you’re from European Union country or Partner Country, check the European Solidarity Corps page.

I don’t want to tell you how you should live because you’ve got it on your own. It’s just a piece of advice: grab your dreams and fly!

Stella Kołodziejczak
Volunteer at Teatro Metaphora – Associação de Amigos das Artes
European Solidarity Corps  
To know more: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en

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