Welcome Astrid, our new Volunteer from France!

Astrid (5)[4604]So many things happened in my mind!! Many questions and many fears! But that’s exactly why i’m here: to cross my limits. I don’t wan’t my life to be guided by fears anymore. I’m Astrid, a French girl  aged 27 yo. I just got my diploma as a specialized educator and for me this is a way to begin travelling. I was looking for an intership abroad to experience other social practices when I had the opportunity to be volunteer for the sensory therapy center “In my world“  that supports children with autistics spectrum. So I didn’t have to think about it for a long time, it was like an excuse to say  “Yes, let’s go to Skopje!” without knowing anything about this country!

Unconscious choice? I don’t think so, life is all about surprises, spontaneity and new experiences! And in that moment I missed travelling and a grain of madness in my life. Coming here is a way for me to improve my audacity and to dare leaving my confort zone. Now I’m here, I feel quite lost, like a child that discovers everything when it was born and it’s also really exciting. First days were tiring for my body. We need more energy to stay concentrate to understand people and to express in english, to remember informations and keep memory of places… I sleep very well everynight after all of that.

I have already read some articles written by other volunteers. And my feelings seem to be similar to theirs when they arrived. I guess i will live a healthy life here. The culture seems to be more respectful because the rythm of life is slower and more relaxed. I think time will be a gift for the Parisian girl that I am!

Astrid Chapeau

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