Week 38- Secret party

Week 38- Secret party

Another one from Mali Stapar! Old friends and new action! We were hosts of voluntary Caravan that visited Sweet home Mali Stapar on 17th of September. I mean, they were hosts, I was a kind of imposter or guest-host, if you prefer. I prefer guest-host, although THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE, who wouldn’t be very happy about it. (I mean JD. Don’t tell her about our secret party. Nobody invited her.)

However, it was so wonderful and emotional to visit our sweet home a month later. Temperature was much lower (of course), and the grass grew all around our courtyard. Completely different image.

This was some energizing with the camera, just before our guests arrived. (I think that they actually arrived right after capturing of this photo). We stopped making fools of ourselves and started pretending to be good hosts.

We have had the whole day of working-eating-drinking-walking-talking-talking-talking. It was wonderful, but I was dead meat at the end of the day. Fortunately, action lasted for one day only. Enough is enough. 🙂

P. S. One month later JD found out that we were all together on Mali Stapar without her. (Actually, I was the only fraud.) It was painful. She was angry. But one hour later, she pretended that she knew everything and she didn’t want to come anyway. Whatever. One hour of huuuuuge embarrassment. And relief afterwards. Phew!


Week 33- Meditating at Mali Stapar

Week 33- Meditating at Mali Stapar

Mali Stapar, once again. You see, this self portrait is soooo much better than previous one. Human being, I told you.

So let me count:
-2 weeks (and a little bit more)
-1 house
-18 people (and many more)
-a plenty of sunshine
-and a couple of FREEZING nights
-quite some work
-and perfect free time
-tons of food
-hundreds of liters of drinks (without coffees, teas, juices and baby beers)
-swimming (only during the day, thanks God )
-language troubles
-lazy mornings
-and hard working nights
-eating competition, daily
-drinking competition, nightly
-many winners
-no losers (let’s not talk about that)

So we had plenty of everything.

But still, lack of:

-time for ourselves

Good equation! To make it slightly better, I was sneaking outside of the camp in mornings or afternoons, finding nice hidden places and writing my journal. Half an hour daily. A kind of meditation. It made me feel sane. And gave me energy for new dose of working-laughing-drinking-partying or whatever needed.

It was amazing!

Week 32- A lack of time and some praising :D

Week 32- A lack of time and some praising :D

(After the first week of being a camp leader on a voluntary work camp Mali Stapar)

You: What kind of self-portrait is this? I mean……

Me: t was absolutely the best self-portrait I could possibly make in given time.

You: But you had one whole week!

Me: I know, but I just didn’t have time!

You: Excuses, excuses…..Did you write this for yourself? :p

Me: No, of course not! I just took a photo of it.

You: So who did it?

Me: I don’t know. One of the voluntaries.

You: Which one?

Me: I have no idea. It was anonymous gossip, from the Gossip box.

You: A love note”

Me: No, no, nothing of the sort.

You: It says “Milena, you are doing amazing job.” Now let me tell you, you did lousy job this week. This is not a self portrait. This is just a note on the table sheet.

Me: Yes, but it is proof!

You: Proof of what?

Me: Of my hard work. I was multitasking, working, cooking, giving interviews, listening, running, washing, cleaning, organizing…….I just couldn’t make a better photo.

You: And now what?

Me: Now nothing, the week has passed……but people were very satisfied with me…..And I was delighted to receive this message……..

You: There, there….but try harder next week. Promise?

Me: Promise! It will look at least like a human being.

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU for this message, anonymous volunteer! It made my day. And my week. My photo of the week, I mean. 😀 😀 😀

Week 21- Think big, start a little

Week 21-

And now let me count: Jelena, Milos, Sofija, Katarina, Jelena, Aleksandar and Andrija. Oh yes, and me as well. We were at a kind of seminar in Sremski Karlovci and we had the MOST AMAZING TIME! I was there only for two days, but it was so refreshing that it felt like a whole week!
So on that weekend we were taught how to become a camp leaders on international voluntary workcamps. (This is our organization). So look carefully in faces of these criminals…….one round…….once again…….(who is mafia, who is the citizen?)…….these are the people that will lead and be responsible for voluntairs from all over the world this summer in Serbia. Are you scared a little bit? Do you feel a lack of trust? Hehehehehehehehehehe, just wait and see. We are about to start an avalanche!

I love you guys! ❤

P. S. More on the topic of volunteering coming soon. Stay tuned and thank you so much for reading.