If living in Egypt teaches you one thing, it is patience. Being here often equals waiting: for things to happen, for people to do what they should, for conditions to be what you want them to be, for a stupid tricycle to come and pick you up when you’re already 20 minutes late. I’m one of those people who would want to have everything here and now, who would like to go and MAKE things happen, who would just try to take their dreams and force them to come to life… There’s still a big chunk of a city girl in me who blurts things out instead of thinking them through and power walks even when there’s enough time to take a lazy stroll… But it’s been almost two months and the things that were driving me crazy at the beginning don’t bother me now. I’m still a newbie here, but I guess the art of Inshallah (‘If Allah gives’) is a mistery to me no more. Whatever comes, comes and if it doesn’t then just chill and look for a positive somewhere else…
My instructor life here has been pretty uneventful lately, with a bit of wind, a bit of teaching and a bit of lazying around… A few days ago we took our clients for a 2-days long kitesafari and it was pretty cool It’s always fun to pack your kites and go teach in a remote location with clear blue water and no one to bother you. Students are always happy with it too, and if it gives them the motivation to practice harder, I’d say it’s the best thing ever!
Last week I had the opportunity to run my first IKO Assistant Instructor course and I must say I loved it! Showing other people how to teach and then observing as they put their newfound knowledge into practice gives such tremendous satisfaction! I was slightly nervous at the beginning about how it will all turn out, but in the end everything went great – my trainees were awesome, we managed to go through a lot of material and one of our guinea pigs during the course is now up on the board and riding! Now that is something I’m looking forward to organizing more such courses in the future!
Recently I’ve been invited to join a one-week kitesafari as a guest/rider… It starts this Sunday and I’m super stoked for it as it will give me a great opportunity to leave all the responsibilities behind and just film every (windy) day! I really need some ‘me’ time to focus and progress a bit, hopefully that’s gonna be it! Thank you Phil (the owner of the kitesafari boat) for sponsoring me with this awesome trip!
May wind be with you,