The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are...”
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are”
―Carl Gustav Jung
I would just like to start off by saying that you see a lot in the kitchen. Everyone has got a different diet, and some people are eating such weird things. Sometimes it's, "oh no I'm not eating after lunch" and then it's, "sorry, not eating after five". One day you offer people something and they eat it and the next day it's like, "oh no I'm reducing my sugar." It's so funny. People have got all these strange habits. And now during the lockdown some people are randomly silent. There is so much change. I would say that Ben and Seb are the most consistent, they eat mostly the same thing.
Talking about the kitchen, what's your favourite meal here?
I used to be so picky about food but now I'm not. I eat whatever Tom cooks, but my favourite meal is actually Focaccia! That's the best! And also the couscous with aubergine, tomato sauce and hummus. That's really good. And the tofu stew and roast potatoes, and the daal, he should do it more often. I have tried Kefir for the first time here, but sometimes I am not sure what I am eating. But you see, now I don't care what I'm eating, it just tastes good. Even if it's something I don't know and I've never tasted it before. But it tastes good!
What part of London are you going to miss the most? I love London, I really really do. I used to say Camden, but now I think it's Southwark. The walk from London bridge to Millenium bridge or even further to London eye. It's the best area.
What will you take away from this experience?
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I started volunteering here. I have become a bit more relaxed within myself. I probably am still talking a lot. I'm going to really struggle being silent on the 5th of June, because I talk to myself all the time!
However, going back home I'm going to take self - confidence and will be a bit more relaxed and the practice will probably stay for a while as I am so used to getting up in the morning now. My hobbies have completely changed; being here has made me think, "What am I really interested in?" I've also just really enjoyed spending time with the people here.