Hey! So Glad You're Here.
My name is Olga. Welcome to my Blog!
Since I was a child, I dreamed about seeing the world. Several years ago, I lived through a personal tragedy, after which I was lost for a long time. I lost my self-identity and gave up doing things that made me happy. I was simply existing. I was getting restless and decided to embark on a path of self-rediscovery and to find myself again. I packed my bags and left the USA to begin a journey in November of 2019. So far, I have spent some time in Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam before ending up here in Hong Kong. Like many other travelers, I became stranded due to the coronavirus situation. I decided to stay in HK for a while, and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
I used to love writing but gave it up some years ago. I thought it might be a good idea to start a blog and document my self-rediscovery journey to help rekindle my love for writing. I am focusing on topics I am passionate about, while living my life to the fullest for the first time in many years.
I love exploring the cities and countrysides, learning about different cultures, trying new foods, visiting museums and theatres, and going on spontaneous adventures. These are just ordinary things that almost any traveler would enjoy. I am writing about all of these topics in the Travels/Experiences/Culture section. I hope you will enjoy these posts!
In the Social Good section, I focus on the social good individuals and organizations are doing in their communities to help those in need. My personal life is full of good and bad adventures. These experiences have shaped my worldview about fundamental human rights, social justice, and different cultures and societies. I am inspired by positive stories of hope and acts of compassion shown by individuals and organizations doing social good to improve the living conditions of less fortunate. That is why I want to highlight the warm-heartening work these selfless people and NGOs are doing by writing about their acts of social good in hopes of inspiring others to take action.
Also, I have been fortunate to meet people from different walks of life who have inspiring and unique stories to tell about their survival, failures, successes, challenges, life experiences, or impressive careers. In the Life Stories section, I write about these exceptional individuals. These men and women humble me in many ways because what they have survived; I have not experienced .000000001% of it. The challenges they have overcome and the dreams they achieved is something I can only aspire to. I hope the Life Stories will have the same effect on you as well.
I want to do social good, as well. I always enjoyed volunteering and received a lot of satisfaction by helping others. However, I was consumed with my pain for many years. That is why I missed out on many opportunities to help others. In the last few years, I began to pay close attention to the horrific crimes, such as human trafficking, being committed against vulnerable people worldwide. I want to take action and contribute to the anti-human trafficking efforts. That is why I am gaining expertise in the field by taking courses, attending conferences, volunteering, and reading extensively on the subject. I am also starting to volunteer with several organizations that work with human trafficking victims, refugees, and other vulnerable populations in Hong Kong, while making donations to a few others. As I identify the niche where I can be most helpful based on my skill-set and talents, I will share my experiences and lessons I learn along the way.
I don't know where the path of self-discovery is leading me just yet, but I plan to find out over the next few months by welcoming new opportunities, challenges, and adventures that come my way. I hope you will join me on my journey!