Youth work, misery dreams and relaxing
This blog is divided in three parts. The first will describe shortly youth activities in Barents, the second part will be for the itchy feet and the third to relax and recovering.
The work at association is exiting, varying, demanding, life style and a part of your identity. Youth work was the main service at that association working past 16 years. It offered some pearls and one, which let me forever lasting impact, was participation to Barents Regional youth work. It began from Oulu conference in 2000 continued in Tromso 2002 and in Haparanda on a course of youth workers. The main idea is to promote cross-over borders co-operation among youth. Borders aren’t for youth and it has been long traditions to go over borders as a pass free among Nordic countries. I am not actively involved in youth work anymore and I was really happy to notice that the process is going on. Bryc have had a conference in Arghangelsk and they have established a counseling office.
I think that nearly every of us have a dream place where to yearn and hunger for adventure. The longer away from home the better. It is expected to be very difficult to achieve and going there is heroic and worth of sacrifices. For one it is climbing up mountains, look eye to eye with crocodiles or stand beside of volcano driver. For me it is travel to Arghangelsk in North-west Russia. I think it was in 1982 when I wrote a short fairy tale and its characters were escaping to Arghangelsk. Why? I don’t know, maybe therefore that I did not know anything about that place. My knowledge from Arghangelsk has increased a bit by having contact with some students from Arghangelsk University and looking Google Earth and seeing a video. As a travelling destination Arghangelsk has a lot of seeing and hopefully they will value their city and culture. It should not be destroyed but carefully restore and conserve the old buildings and villages. If you have really itchy feet you may look for yourself to see is this place really worth of dreaming and waiting for a suitable time to travel.
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Being active, motivated and keen on many things asks a lot of energy, ability to concentrate and organize things. To do it after weeks, months and years it needs ability to relax and recover energy again. We have very different kind of ways to do it. One way is listening music and let your thoughts go on. Lie on the floor. Let your muscles relax like go under floor. Your skin on your faces flows on your ears and neck. Open Rinneradio and close your eyes. Just listen.
More about Rinneradio.
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