Hope to Cope

e.p.a. partners share insights from their communities. Today: Viki from FESZGYI H52 Ifjúsági Iroda és Közösségi Tér (Hungary)


The partnership action “Hope to Cope” wants to remind us of the power of the network and the importance of local work in communities and it would like to share hope!

e.p.a. partners share insights from their communities with challenges and moments of joy and hope! Today with Viki from Budapest, Hungary – Thank you Viki for sharing!

How are you and your community?

Compared to the actual global situation I feel that we are quite fine. We already learned how to accept those circumstances and happenings  which we don’t have any influence on. Inspite of this, we aren’t really fond of these unpredictable events. 😊 I think all of us are searching for the light at the end of the tunnel in different ways. Some of us are trying to get to know ourselves more, or spending more quality time with their loved ones. But what the most important is, we are trying not to give up!

What have you discovered during the last months?

I’ve never been the kind of person, who prefered being alone for a longer time. I’ve always been afraid of loneliness, because I thought it’s like a deep and dark place, where I don’t want to be. When I thought about being alone, I felt brittleness and negative feelings reach deep into my bones. And now I think that loneliness indeed could be like this, but our experience doesn’t have to be. We can profit a lot from these unfortunate situations, for example  by learning more about ourself, realizing that we can work alone as good as before or being alone doesn’t have to be equal to feeling lonely. This has been the biggest lesson from the pandemic to me.

What gives you hope?

It’s a tough question. I couldn’t find any hope for a long time. People were not the same as before, most of them were always frustrated, sad and lonely, so was I. But nowadays, I’m trying to spend more quality time with my beloved friends, family members and workmates. I’m trying to appreciate all the laughters, the games, deep conversations, sometimes crazy thoughts and ideas, and of course the nature around us. My workplace is also a big part of the energy, from which I recharge my batteries. When I play with the kids or work on a new task or project, I tend to forget about all this craziness we are in. I’m trying to focus on positive things instead of the sad reality. Yet I’m learning, how to get out of unfortunate situations, on which I don’t have any control. It’s quite difficult, but I keep it up! 😊


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