I was born and raised in Russia, in a town of no outstanding history, in a family of no unusual background, but with a very special dream: I always wanted to move my borders and find myself living in a foreign country... In response to my nagging and pleading, the universe granted me with a chance to travel and subsequently stay in the United States after graduating college.... and thus I began my journey of an immigrant/a grad student/a Zumba instructor/a volunteer /a good friend --- overall, a big dreamer.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS