Atelier Favela once started when I had this lucid dream; I woke up in the middle of the night and started writing, writing, writing. I couldn't stop. It where my ideas of bringing Atelier Favela to the world, this place where I could share my knowledge, interests and passion, and do it together.
And so I did.
I followed my dream.
And that is basicly still what I would like to inspire people to do so. Don't be scared to follow your dream. Go for it, and relax into it. It's never gonna go the way you planed it. But exactly these surprises and the diffuclties you overcome, is what makes life so pretty.
Here I am. I've been over half a year in the Netherlands. Zoomed out of Atelier Favela, my life in Nicaragua. Dived into a new life in Holland, full of new inspiration. I feel great! I feel alive. I feel I've finally allowed myself to surrender into just being me. Feed my soul again. I feel that inside me this "life energy :) ?!' (I imagining it as being all these bubbles and movements of bright soft collors of the rainbow dancing the dance of love and life, rising in this bright white light inside me) wants to come out and wants to be multiplied into the world!
It makes me feel excited. Strong, as I finally allow myself to not make these fixed plans for the outside world. I know; just trust the universe, it conspires to make your dreams come true. Through me and you it will manifest exactly that what the world needs.
Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman
So there's a flight booked from the 7th of December till the 14th of February to Nicaragua. I feel happy I've picked these dates, especially to fly back on Valentine's day imagining that I spread my love over the world from this high altitude and being feed by this same love that is in each and everyone of us. Loving each day.