Tatiana (1990): Argentinian, Communication/Culinary Arts/ Languages,
1- In one sentence, what do you understand under feeling lost?
I see it as an involuntary feeling which originates from not knowing oneself, self-doubt, and a lack of self-love.
2- Please, describe a specific situation when you felt that way?
So far, I felt that way several times. Each time was different but the sensation of feeling lost was the same.
It happened when I went back to my home country after my first long term trip abroad. I had been working on different projects which made me feel good with myself and with being on the road.
But then, when I was back home again, I started feeling like I couldn’t do the things that I loved anymore. I was expected to work, to pay rent, to date,… Just what society (and probably family and peers) wanted me to do.
Now, I am traveling again and I have my own project for the first time in my life. I’m not sure how and where to start, even though I already did with an Instagram account and through word of mouth. What is more, I have no idea how I am going to start making money out of it to, well, live…
However, since I got on this journey again, I felt that tingling sensation of being at the right place at the right time. Traveling makes me feel good and it helps me to reconnect with myself, to value human bonds and to find little pieces of home all around the world.
Still, I sometimes have thoughts about “how am I not working in X place or on X career in order to have a stable home and routine…?”. But I’m not sure if that is what I want right now. Maybe it will come when the time is right?
I trust that there is something only the universe knows… In fact, I remind myself of this constantly as it’s so easy to start feeling bad if I don’t. I try not to be desperate and to solve things at a slow pace. 2018 was probably the worst year of my life and I’m willing to have the best ones to come.
3- What helped you to overcome or to deal with this moment?
- Quotes. Maybe not while in the midst of feeling lost but when I started feeling more connected again.
4- Which main lesson or result did you get out of this more challenging time?
It showed me how resilient I am, the importance of being honest and to reconnect with myself.
I learned to do what makes me feel good. Of course, that does not mean I have to feel good all the time but to have the tools so that I find the way back to my inner self.
5- What could be done to help somebody who is feeling lost?
- Listen. Listen more and talk less. But when you talk, talk out of an experience and with open arms.
- Spend time together.
- Share your music.
6- Is there anything else you would like to add regarding this topic?
Thank you Sam 🙂