The Feeling of Experience

The Feeling of Experience

Monika Asenova

(Bulgarian Youth Forum)

The youth exchange “Restoring Minds” in Latvia was my first Erasmus project, so I didn’t know what to expect. It turned out to be exactly what I needed. The right time, the right place, the right people. We took part in lots and lots of wellness practices, some of them being sauna rituals, cacao ceremonies, ice baths, meditation, breathing exercises, walking through forests barefoot, uniting with nature, venting to other like-minded individuals and letting ourselves be vulnerable. I knew about some of them before but nothing compares to experiencing them firsthand. I’m thankful for the opportunity I was given. This experience for me was life changing and I will always cherish the memory of all the beautiful souls I met and the lovely time we shared together.