Hi everybody, I’m Mattia, how’re you guys doing? Well, I hope all is well at your end. Allow me to introduce myself and my activity, Sflow.
The pandemic has changed our lives and has made us look inside ourselves…
“So, are we happy about our lives? Do we love our jobs? “
My answer is definitely not. I did a job that neither gratified nor motivated me, but I didn’t do anything to change it.
“What do I really want to do?What does make me feel good?
Too easy, I love being outdoors, playing sports and last but least being at one with nature, with people, and I thought to myself “how about turning my passion into my job.” Spurred on by the people who are in close contact with me I started to believe I could make a dream come true, I found a course that suited me and I went for it on the spur of the moment. They were tough months. The intermingling of loads of lessons, hard work in the field and an internship allowed me to become a CERTIFIED AND QUALIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL TOUR GUIDE. And now between lots of ideas as well as thoughts Lots of ideas as well as thoughts blossomed and popped into my mind, and that’s precisely how SFLOW took shape!SFLOW is a wave of change if you know what I mean.
The name of my project was born from S and Flow.
In this respect, S stands for Silver, my nickname while Flow is the stream, of thoughts which made quit a permanent job which I was doing with no passion at all, for a new challenge, a leap of faith but with a parachute, about passion and knowledge of my territory.
My name is Mattia Silveri. I’m sunny and outgoing, I was born and I have been living in Valmadrera, a little village near Lecco, all my life. I am a sporty person and passionate about going to the mountains. After graduating in Political Science I set out on a journey to Australia. When I came back I started working in the family business but I soon figured out that it was not what I wanted, what I was looking for. So after three years I decided to change my job but even then, I came to realise that I wasn’t made for it. In fact, all I wanted was to end the shift and go straight away to either the mountains or to the lake. I remember me at work, looking out of and thinking to myself:
“What am I doing here? Is it really what I want?
It was then, during one of those endless days confined at home by the pandemic that I got the answer. I read a sentence that caught my attention:
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
I looked around, I saw a lot of friends happy in their jobs, who they loved, and me? I was wondering if I really wanted to live my life doing something I didn’t like. I thought about my journeys around the world as well as extraordinary landscapes, where I found loads of activities thousands of people promoting their territories. When the lockdown was over, while I was walking in the mountains overlooking the lake, I became fully aware that those landscapes are not more prepossessing and mesmerizing than the ones you can find in this part of the world.
“Has anybody done anything to foster an interest in such alluring places? Why not me? So, there you go! Sflow!
In a nutshell, Sflow is nature, outdoor exploration and discovery. Sflow offers you the opportunity to feel outdoor emotions between lakes and the mountains as well as hiking, trekking or rambling in the paths and touring in kayak or sup in our amazing landscapes. Sflow is freedom, wellbeing and carefreeness, is a flow of energy which moves you. What are you waiting for? “Take a break, move, walk, cycle, paddle and of course…enjoy!”