IPC, the journey.

 

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I still have in my mind the image of the first time I stepped on the IPC, Christmas was over and it was a cold winter afternoon ❄, but without ice, which contrasted with the warmth of family moments lived in the previous dates.

Full of expectations, fears, doubts, questions, illuions, energy … I took the bus from Asturias to Madrid, I took a plane ✈ to Alborg with a stop in Amsterdam, I think it was there, when I ran the fastest 200 meters ⚡ of my life, a delay ⌛ in the connecting flight was responsible for this speed test.

Finally, I was able to board without problems, although with my heart at 200 bpm, it didn’t matter, I was on the road and as the song says “You don’t have to get there first, but you have to know how to get there.” I boarded the first train 🚆 leaving for Aarhus, I had to pick up a suitcase 🧳 to later continue my ro

 

ute to Copenaghe and finish my trip in Elsinor.

In my head, I had all the steps of the road clear, however, as in any trip and despite the Amsterdam sprint, destiny wanted me to live new adventures on this journey.

Once the suitcase is collected, I head to the Aarhus bus station, what a surprise to see that the bus station  was under construction …! The stops were provisionally located in another part of the city, as time was running⏰, I was forced to take a taxi🚖, we had a few minutes to get to thebus on time, luckily for me, I met the most empathetic Turkish taxi driver, fast and adrenaline-loving from all over Denmark. Far from being intimidated, given the short time available to reach the destination, he carry the suicase and stepped on the accelerator, along with a couple of maneuvers of doubful legality and a speed according to the situation, we come forward at the bus stop, literally, because the taxi driver parked the taxi in front of the bus to block the exit, with a smile he said to me, “Don’t worry, you can put your bags down and pay me with calm, the bus will not move. I assure you 😉 ’’

Now yes, I was on my way to Copenaghe, I use the bus trip to make friends, because in five hours, we had time. Upon arrival at the destination, I boarded a train again for Helsingor. There Adriana and Claus were waiting for me who kindly picked me up at the station 🚉 … Soon I will continue telling you about this adventure.

IPC, the decision 🧭

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Bogna explained to me that they had a volunteer that a couple of weeks before the project started, they had to cancel for personal reasons and that it was an emergency call, I left there with the feeling of “what a more social person I like the environment”

And at the same time with a great question and if it is not my site?, what if I tell you that I am PAS? And if they judge me and tell me  it is like this. If they put labels on me? What if it is a place where when living in the same workplace, I do not have time to internalize all the emotions that due to my highly developed empathy, I process in depth.

Decide and commit to your decision:

I am going to send to my tutor a video about HSP if it is my site and it is a really open person, she is going to read it and she is going to accept it and if it is a problem and she tell me that I do not fit so  I decide not to accept it is neither the site neither the people with whom I want to work .

I asked to speak to my tutor a person that my intuition told me that I could be open  and after a long phone call, I said yes, I start and I take it as an opportunity to ACCEPT this trait to find tools like going to my room and enjoying my solitude after a day of work surrounded by many people, that is to say self-regulating.

Try, try try and Live, live, live.

Denmark, face to face

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In the middle of Christmas, with the New Year’s resolutions just around the corner, I was in Ranum in search of new projects, with my radar alert and with several options to continue my journey in Denmark, an opportunity appeared that caught my attention. One day, browsing through the Erasmus + page, I discovered a “Last call” for a project that, apart from the “urgency”, fit my expectations. The description provided resonated in my head and made me more and more interested, it was the management of the ‘’The Human Rigths Cafe’’ promoted by the IPC Alumni Association at the IPC Hojschool in Elsinor.

It was then when guided by my curiosity and initiative, I decided to contact the school by referring to the person in charge, it was the first time I heard of Bogna. At that time, I decided to apply by sending my CV and my cover letter, also, since I was in Denmark I insisted on getting to know each other to exchange impressions and mutual expectations.

Bogna thought it was good, that’s when I started the trip, I crossed Jylland and Sjaelland in one day, I was about to meet IPC. We had met at lunchtime, at that time this fact went unnoticed, however, later an act as daily as this would take on true meaning, I will explain the reason later.

As surprising as Bogna seemed cool, she was cool, she was half blonde, half brunette, okay, it’s 0:20 hours in Spain and we are in quarantine, after 45 days of confinement, I think it’s starting to show results. Oh Mother!! Let’s go back to history.

It turns out that the food at the IPC is a kind of collaborative ritual, in which everyone participates and breathes a family and community atmosphere, in which responsibilities and delicious dishes are shared, yes, I already perceived this from the first day.

In my head, the IPC was a multi-cultural college, where people from many different places and cultures lived together, this encouraging mental scenario was confirmed as soon as I entered. Bogna welcomed me and I also had the opportunity to meet Angelo (incredible as it may seem he didn’t say a word, we apologize because he was sick) (very sick actually 😉).

Speaking about the project, we discussed the possibility of transmitting my passion for dance and mixing my objectives of social inclusion on the axes that support this project, multiple synergies appeared to me. They gave me flexibility and they were expecting a certain amount of initiative from me, which finally helped me to decide on this project, although at that time the decision had not yet been made. Inside me, there was a mixture of fears and enthusiasm that I had to channel, I was going to Spain on vacation and maybe it was a good time to make the decision valuing all the things.

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