Sometimes all you need is space. Space to reflect. Space to work through something. Space to explore. Ei has allowed me this space. Through the year-long framework of apprenticeships and meetups, I have a container in which to experiment, learn, grow, and iterate. The past month has been one of taking things slow – appreciating … Read More
Posts by Stephanie Kang
As Ei students, one thing we focus on is documentation – the process of capturing our experiences, the people we meet, and the lessons we learn. We do this in different ways: taking pictures, writing blog posts, sending newsletters or other updates to our communities, and so on. I, like many of my generation, am … Read More
Not with a bang but a whimper. That’s how my first apprenticeship ended. On my final Thursday at the office, my two supervisors took me to lunch. I could sense the regret, sheepishness, and disappointment hanging in the air — I think we all felt it. The end of my time there really snuck up … Read More
Three months of the Ei year have passed by, prompting shock, panic, and reflection. What have I done with my time? Have I grown? Have I changed? Have I accomplished anything? All questions that ring in my head, like an alarm, or more appropriately, school bells. A curse of being human is that it’s so … Read More
During the first Ei Meetup in September, Victor explained the concept of la dérive: an unplanned journey, a passage through varied surroundings that ultimately allows for new perspectives.
I have come to think of this year with Ei as my own sort of meditation practice. It means accepting what I don’t know, and letting go of the need to have all the answers right now. It means remembering that even when I do find a clearer direction, that goal may change as well. It means embracing and fostering my relationship with uncertainty, while continuing to be brave as I pursue the life I want.