— What was your first thought, emotional reaction, when you found out the war had started?
— To be honest, I don't even remember it. At that moment, I probably didn't realize what was happening. To be honest, I began to approach more consciously to what is happening in the world and in our country after what had happened in January. I began to understand that I had to somehow cultivate my civic position, educate, activate it somehow. And when it happened in Ukraine, I was not aware that in recent years everything was leading up to it: I stopped watching TV, listening to the news, and being interested in politics a long time ago. But after the January events in our country, I became more interested and delved into political processes.
And, of course, it was scary. First of all, for those who found themselves in the very epicenter of the bombing. Familiar yoga teachers, bloggers, psychologists, authors of courses and programs of personal development, to which I was subscribed on Instagram were among them. On their pages, they shared the horror and nightmare that was happening in their lives. They told how they cope with this situation, what actions they take to simply survive, save their relatives and those who are nearby. I, like many of my compatriots, thought about how I could be useful, how I could help. I decided to transfer money to the account that my friend had posted — she was familiar and was in a contact with people from Ukraine. When it became clear, that war will not end that soon, I had started looking for ways to help regularly on a regular basis, without disturbing anyone, because I have lost previous communication channels.