28 March 2016

Story #2 FROM a one-night stand TO a long-term relationship

For various reasons I do not tend to make projects for life. I do not know where I will be in 5 years time and to be honest I am not really that bothered. Life is a tricky bitch that can change direction from one day to another. So, why bother.
At the time Aga asked me to help her out by preparing the expo with regard to polish design, short-term engagement whatever kind were my favourites ones. Aga's proposal met that criteria: the expo was supposed to be a one-time event; the job was for a couple of months only and with friends; the topic interesting and controversial.
Fresh and juicy. Something I have never done before. It will be like a one-night stand. Run & Fun. I will taste it and forget it - that's how I convinced myself completely regarding this job.
It has now been two years since we started working together. We have prepared two big design expos, some small ones and are currently working on the new one. The Art in the Box is expanding and, willy-nilly, I have become involved in a long-term relationship with this project.
Call me a lucky bitch! I do not regret it a tiny bit!
It has changed me and my way of seeing the world in many ways. It has challenged me to do things I have never done before, to meet people I would have never considered meeting, to face situations instead of running away from them, to look at myself differently and stop taking myself and my life too seriously.
You might wonder why am I writing all this? What are the reasons?
There are several.
First of all we want this project to grow and expand. We want to share our ideas and obviously make them real. We also want to get closer to YOU, who are reading this. We want to know your thoughts. What do you like about us and the project and what do you not. Does it inspire you or is it just a nice piece of writing? Those are the business reasons.
But there are also personal ones. In my opinion, very important ones, as it's only thanks to them that this blog will hopefully not become a dry story presentation with an empty content.
Personally I love writing, playing with words and telling stories. My adventure with the Art in the Box is full of all kinds of mini stories and emotional experiences. They are still alive in my head and somehow I have the feeling they need to be told. Now it's time to set them free and share with YOU - although I do not know you at all. 

Let's hope I don't mess up too much!
Last but not least, I believe that at least once in your life you should dare to start something bigger than you are or could possibly imagine. Not to prove anything to anybody, not even to yourself, but only to see how it feels. Taste it, touch it, enjoy it to the full and be happy that you've done it.
I must say: Doing this feels fucking good!

Written by Sabina Stachnik

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