In 2014 I decided that my soul needed another hobby, I searched deep in my memories and realized that I have always been fascinated by the stars. From this moment, without dwelling on other redundant thoughts, I sought to act concretely towards astronomy. I remembered an astronomy club attended 10 years ago by my then girlfriend.
Then, 10 years ago, the stars had fallen asleep in my mind. I hadn’t been to any of their meetings even though she had a telescope and I remember she invited me every time. All at their time.
At the beginning of my life, when I looked up at the black and starry sky in the countryside, in Argeș, I saved that memory among the few that mark your life. From then until my hormones went crazy in my teenage years, I would want to be an astronaut and an explorer.
Then followed a life full of form, disengaged, productive, sometimes depressed, but without salt and pepper for the soul.
The reawakening of my soul had begun shyly since around 2012, with the first mountain hikes. This step would have taken me even further towards reconnecting and defining myself as a person.
From these memories to the first step towards astronomy, it was just a google search. Google search, “astronomy, SARM”. “It’s like SARM was called, from sarmale..”. The result sends me to the page of the Romanian Astronomical Society of Meteors (SARM), more precisely to their excursion page.
“Yes, a trip like that would be a good step,” I thought. I called, booked a place and in a few months we were leaving for the Canary Islands.