I dream of a society that would focus on what unites us instead of what separates us. For that reason, I value all the communities, such as World Pulse (but there are many others) who work on bringing us together, or fight for our rights, like Amnesty International. I love that there are plateforms such as Couchsurfing, which is only a simple concept, but encourages people to put their fear of the unknown away and welcome strangers into their house, with no financial gain in it. Because in my perfect society, money wouldn't be important at all; in fact, there would be no money at all... I am also very glad to be part of the Open University; distance learning is a wonderful way to use technology for people to do things differently. I will hopefully soon create my own community that will also work to unite people in simple ways.
Being a traveller and having a very unstable lifestyle, what I have come to consider as "home" is within myself. I can expand my internal home to places I stay at, most of the time hostels, if I feel in a warm, friendly environment where I will not feel judge, which is the case most of the time. A good conversation with someone I just met but with whom I feel a connection feels like home to me. I like this about me, that I can adapt so easily wherever I go, and I rarely miss anything, because I know that the simple things I have (most of them hold in my backpack) are all I need. Being able to live all these experiences also allows me to grow everyday, and give a new perspective on things. If I ever feel down, I'll just find a nice spot in the nature with a beautiful view or close to animals and plants, and I'll reconnect with myself that way. Walking in the streets of a new, exciting place also has an incredibly positive effect on me.
I have the ability to express my thoughts and feelings with my writings, mostly in French, my main language, but also in English or Spanish. I believe that words can make a real difference and I want to use these skills to spread messages and touch people. I believe all forms of art have that capacity, and I love all of them. I am very passionate about some things, and I am ready to invest myself 100% in a cause I believe in, and to work hard to be able to maintain my current lifestyle. I'm also always ready to question myself and others, because I don't pretend to know it all; after all, I'm only 22. I want to learn from the world around me with an open mind, curiosity and empathy.
I am infinitely lucky to have very supportive friends and family who, even though they are far away, always send me their love and encouragements, and I value that inmensly. Since I have left, I have also received messages from people I barely know, or haven't seen in years, who tell me what I am doing is inspiring, and that touches me so much more that they will ever imagine. For that and all of the reasons above, I feel very grateful.
And maybe the best resource that every single person has on this planet, is that tomorrow is a new day, and life always goes on despite everything, with its load of new opportunities. That is beautiful.