Finding personal growth while enjoying the simple things in life

I’m Teddy, I’m 28 years old, and I live in the Lazarus home in Lille.

I first heard about the Lille home from one of the flatmates. Their story really spoke to me. I had been looking for an opportunity like this and I was struck by the sense of calm and strength that came from the home.

One day, I decided to go for it without asking myself too many questions. I joined the flatshare even though I didn’t know any of the other flatmates. It was a real leap into the unknown for me and I was actually a little nervous about it!

After moving in, I knew I would need to find a way to balance my working life and responsibilities at home. So, I shared my experiences with my colleagues right from the beginning. They were really moved, and my boss even came to one of our monthly Lazarus lunches at home.

I’ve grown a lot here and have learnt that just being present with each of my flatmates is worthwhile in itself. There’s a simplicity about living at Lazarus: we just need to be ourselves!