Have a kind of milestone: a few days ago it was a year since I joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Many things have happened since then. In the middle of January I undertook a transfer to another unit and left the frontline for some time. In the course of transfer I had the opportunity to visit my home and workshop. I even got like a week or ten days for myself. Well, what could I say: my empty and dusty apartments hit me much harder than my first deployment to the frontline.
Luckily, there were so many things to keep me completely busy: besides repairing the car, I had to wash all my clothes, equipment, sleeping bags and oh gosh!!! the body armour.
And sure, I visited my workshop. Like the empty apartments, the sight of unfinished projects was no good for keeping my mind clear, but I managed to find a balance. The fact that my workshop became littered with war memorabilias helped a lot. I sorted things and piled crates. Most of the things I brought back with me have stories behind them, but it’s not a time to tell them all.