Bohemian soul

Alisa Belochkina
Travel blogger, travel influencer

02 November 2022

Hello. My name is Alisa Belochkina, I was born and raised in Kyiv, where I received my higher education, met my husband and learned to dream. And to be honest, I love to dream. In my head, I have an infinite number of dreams, from real to completely unfulfilled. I want to share with you one very strange dream which, until recently, seemed unattainable. I have always been attracted by the ocean, a big boundless noisy and always of a different color. The underwater world literally fascinates me. Sometimes it seems to me that it looks like space. I live on a tropical island. One of my hobbies is shallow diving and exploring the underwater world. On the basis of this, I formed a dream. I dream of seeing a whale.  And not just to see, but to swim with him and look into his eyes.

You know, while I was a student, I had a lot of fears and complexes. I grew up in a large family where I was very loved and always supported but when I got into real life I realized that it was not like at home. I was afraid to disappoint my parents. I wanted to be the best in everything. I graduated from high school and university with honors. I studied constantly. But in my heart I wanted another life. 

At one point I took courage and, instead of working in my profession, I went on a big trip to Asia which completely changed my life and attitude towards myself. I learned to listen to myself and accept myself. I realized that it is impossible to be perfect in everything. It’s best to be yourself.
If you want to change something in your life or get rid of your fears, then go totally out of your comfort zone. It was thanks to my courage to change my life that I finally saw my strange dream come true. So I say to you, give your mind and brain a complete shake-up! Don’t wait for someone else to do it for you. In everything, count only on yourself, do not make high expectations, treat people the way you would like to be treated. Grow, love and dream. 

We are all social animals, we live accepting the goodness of our society and there is nothing wrong with that. But sometimes, due to the wild pace, the merciless amount of information or meaningless esotericism, we forget that we are ordinary, living and real people with real feelings and emotions.  We forget to tell our parents that we love them, we forget to look at the sky or enjoy the warm or cool wind, the scent of flowers. What am I for!  Pay attention to the little things, love each other, do not judge and, I beg you, in any case, do not be selfish. No one will make you better than yourself! Life is very unpredictable.  We never know what to expect and where we will be tomorrow.

Since February 24th my life has changed completely and unexpectedly due to the fact that a war broke out in my country. Russia attacked Ukraine.  Since February 24th my morning starts with news. My husband’s father and all my friends went to defend their homeland, my parents send photos with explosions from the window of the house where I was born and grew up. The Russian army kills Ukrainian children and women, destroys houses and schools. I’m scared to receive messages from my parents. This is all happening in front of our eyes. Now more than ever I want to be at home, next to my family. War is the most terrible horror that can happen to mankind.