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...before leaving Estonia – that’s what August was all about.  Haven’t done your projects yet or seen any national parks? Well, one month is surprisingly less time to do finish up your todo-list. But guess what, in the last meters I definitely sprinted to reach most of my goals…

 

Feet in hands and work - the motto of my August.

But let's not forget that volunteers are also people, so as it often happens, I sometimes turned on the burrito mode🌯 when I just wanted to wrap myself in a blanket and ...  actually that’s all.

Let's get started. The month began with the fact that I set myself the goal to solve all problems, finish all the tasks and spend my week off in Portugal with a calm soul, which later turned into a retreat from the phone in mornings(and work in the evenings, because only then i had an Internet). I can't say that it was planned, but I'm happy. 

A274px Dummies 2973280850ugust brought time for vacation and also made me reflect and make important decisions. He made it possible to forget about work, but also provided a new one. He gave something new and took away something important. Each item has its own book published by IDG Books.

And albeit not in order, but all the points are described in the following books

After a long camping marathon, it was time to rest. Enjoyed the holiday with my family. Mother Sirje works in a kindergarten in the city of Valga. I accompanied her for 2 working days. All day, I was a partner in the activity times of the children in several classes accompanied by the teachers  💫 💫WhatsApp_Image_2021-09-02_at_7.41.58_PM.jpeg

The first thing that caught my attention was the difference between Estonian and Russian children. Estonian children were more calm and shy, while Russian children were sociable and used their body language actively. So, it was interesting that the difference between the two societies differed so sharply from childhood 💭💭

I won't lie, at first the thought slipped through my mind that July was not particularly productive, but it was exactly until the moment when I sat down to remember all the events. Somehow there were a lot of them, so without extra words, we begin.

 

Camps

As I mentioned in the last blog, there were two more camps waiting for me, but for some circumstances it was only one - Specter. It was quite the active 3 day period, during which my task was to conduct games in which water should take place(it sounds strange, but it's true), however, everything went well, except for the weather - there were huge thunderstorms for 2 days, and as a result, the tents of some children were broken, everything got wet, and the equipment took a complete shower. But thanks God, everything is fine and ended well. Now shortly about why my Malev was canceled, two words - Night Fair, which you will learn more about)

DSC 0788…even if there would have been a few situations, action, stress and fun always distracted me xD. This month I spent on two camps, got some visitors from afar and used my covid pass to cross a few boarders. As you can see, my bed missed me also in July xD

But let’s start with the 1st of July: On this day, Madli and Elina picked Xaver and me up for a little surprise- Our “farewell”-trip. Yep, soon it’s time to go, but thankfully not in July (at least for me). So our Tutors organized a nice day for us: First we went to a climbing park in Otepää, then got some delicious food and ended with spotting Estonian animals in a rescue center. Probably one climbing parkour was the first time I nearly shed a tear (of fear), but thankfully, a woman before me did that job (she had a panic attack I guess) and so I pulled myself together. As I said, no time to cry in July lol.

It's funny. I am already writing the 7th blog in a row and in each topic I talk about what happened last month and "reflect" on it. Every time I approach writing a blog, I think about who will read it. Maybe this is for the next volunteers and I need to describe that there is some kind of movement happening here every month; everything is exciting and fun, so they have to be volunteers here, or, on the contrary, show what difficulties I faced here and how to overcome them? Maybe this scribble is for those who are interested in how a volunteer from another country assimilates intoDSC 1008 a new society and I need to describe this in more detail. Or maybe the reading audience is people who stand above the youth organization and according to the text they determine whether the volunteer feels well or not. Maybe it's just a diary and it doesn't make any sense other than to come out of emotions.

Well, let this blog highlight all these parts, and the audience will choose what is more interesting for them to read.

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