One month, but not a random month in coliving – the first one. OMG I was so scared. As maybe everyone already understood, Tony and I (Katya), both the founders of Burgas coliving, didn’t have much experience with colivings. Actually we didn’t have any experience with that. It was something so new for us. We tried to think through and go over every single detail in the house, in the backyard, in the surrounding area… But I was so nervous and constantly wondering – are the mattresses comfortable enough, is there enough space in the kitchen, is the Wi-Fi good enough, is the coworking space (a.k.a. massage room) big enough, WTF must be my behavior… Gosh, I was really crazy.
And now a month and a half later all these worries seem so funny to me.
22 people chose to support us in our rough beginning. 22 incredible, amazing, strong personalities believed in us and left behind a piece of themselves through constructive feedback and their own artwork. 22 people with different backgrounds brought the whole world in our backyard.
Yes they were so different and at the same time so alike with such a common mindset, with such a similar lifestyle. For the first time in my life I witnessed people becoming friends, no, even family, after just one day spent together. And about my worries – a couple of days after our opening-crew came to the Burgas coliving, all of them just disappeared. It is impossible to have any worries with people like them.
It’s so hard to explain how I felt during this first month. At the beginning we were so tired because we finished the preparations and final touches literally few hours before our first colivers arrived. Several days later I can’t explain what happened, something like crackhead energy. I slept an average of 4 hours per day and the rest of the day I was full of energy, motivation, seeking, loving, and so so happy because of them, because of these beautiful people.
One month passed by like a moment, but what a moment it was. So many family dinners, so many games, trips, movie nights. So many shared bottles of nice beverages, hikings, beaches, roses. Tears of happiness, tears of mental pain, which want to go out of the mind. So many smiley faces saying “Good morning, Katya! How did you sleep?” And from this moment onward it didn’t matter how long exactly you were sleeping. From this moment onward your day became amazing. It didn’t matter what and how many problems you had, all of them became irrelevant.