We’d just bought our dream apartment and were waiting to move in. Meanwhile I was finalizing a new project: designing clothes for dog lovers. A percentage of each sale would go to animal shelters, and we were planning to build a community... Everything was turning out perfectly.
Looking back to that first week of the war, I remember meetings with my women’s circle morning and evening, hour after hour of prayer for the troops... The shelling was endless. I felt the urge to go and fight. It seemed like I was doing nothing at all, just praying at home... But then, what would happen to my children if they were to lose me?
I’ve left everyone behind in Ukraine: my husband, parents, brother… They all feel sorry for me being alone here with three children, and mentally it is tough, but I deal with it. I’m starting a new job as a fitness coach for dogs, and every day I’ve got my schedule planned out minute by minute: school, nursery, volunteering, work, nursery, school, football, yoga, study, sleep. At the end of each day I look back at how much I’ve done and just think…wow!
PERSONAL ITEM: ICONS FROM THE BAPTISM OF HER THREE CHILDREN