This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for updates!
A day of counting down, a day of no sunset.
To welcome the prestigious guests that are coming at the beginning of August, we are deep cleaning the whole station starting from today. Even the thick dust accumulated on the high glass curtain wall frame was cleaned up. When we finished, everyone’s face was covered in dust. I was shocked how much dust there was even though we clean everyday. And it also made me think whatever we do in China we need to pay attention to the ‘face project’.
So far I have done all daily works a volunteer can do here. I think one-month volunteering projects are very suitable for this kind of grass root organisations. If it were too short, it would be very troublesome for the operational team, and the volunteers would not do much either. Plus many thoughts need time to cook. If it were too long, the efficiency would become lower and lower for an individual who wants to explore more. One month is ‘lagom’.
And I started to adjust my mood for leaving as well. At this time four days later, I guess I would be sad to leave.