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Life after EVS

After 3 weeks back in France, I can say that my EVS was a great experience. I was surprised of the number of persons who came for our goodbye party. I learned a lot during these 11 months in Romania, in contact with the people, with all the activities and projects we had with Green Sun. I’ve seen landscapes, places, monuments that I had never thought I would see! I want to thanks all the persons who participate with us in the project and accompanied us.

Far from you

Sziasztok!

Today I write far from you all, finally I’m at home. After long time being part of your community I needed a little time to organize my mind. Last days in Kezdi were so good for me, I discover more about this beautiful land and also about me.

Time to go back

My EVS is over! I had passed 11 months living in a foreign country! This time gave me a lot of knowledge for my future life. I’m very happy to have chosen this experience in my life. When I said to my family and friends that I will go to Romania for all this time, they were very surprised, some of them even angry, like my mother. Now I realize that it was the best option and it was worth it.

This sentence is perfect to describe my experience:

“Sometimes people around you won’t understand your journey, they don’t need to, it’s not for them”

This is the end

Time has come to go back home. I have mixed feelings, a lot of things can change in your life during 11 months! For sure, I will not forget Romania. I feel more confident in me, and I’m more independent than before.

Joyeux noël

In France, for Merry Christmas we say ‘’Joyeux noël’’.

During December, we have the Chirstmas markets : it’s a street market associated with Christmas originated from Germany and Austria and east region of France like Alsace, Lorraine and Savoy, the christmas market starts in the east of France (Alsace) and spread in all France. Traditional products made by artisans on the theme of Christmas. Now you can see more products from China then real artisanal products.

Christmas time

This year was different for everything, so lets see how is for Christmas, for the moment I enjoy a lot the snow, and the landscape, is amazing to see the field all in white. I would like to explain you all how is this time in my home place...

There and back again

One month ago I didn’t wanted to evocate the fact that I needed to leave Romania. In one year, you have time to create your habits, your little community.

It’s a part of the EVS: the fear of the unknown when you arrive and the fear of leaving what you know here.

Now I’m more comfortable with this situation. I’m prepared and I need to be awarded that I leave. My family and friends ask me: "When you come back?", or "We will make a party!".

I’m thinking about all the persons, objects that I let in France and that I will find back at my return.

Some traditions: here and there

In the last weeks I had the opportunity to see some traditions here in Szeklerland.

Firstly, how families are doing the traditional pig slaughter. In my family, since I have memory, I remember this day with special affection. For me this day meant that all the family would be together. We used to do it during the weekend, in that way the entire cousins could be together and help the family. So that’s why I was so interested to see how the families are doing this here. I can say it was totally different, and I was surprised in this day, anyway it was very interesting for me.

Experiences

“Some experiences will go with you all your life”

EVS will be for me one of this. Is not something I can forget, now it’s part of my life.
EVS is making an effect in my life. Its learn and discover (about yourself and others, about the country, culture, etc) it’s a mix of words like: friendship, know, grow, change, give, receive, surprise, chance, find, follow, think, happiness, enjoy, overwhelm, cry, lose, fight, organize, laugh, magic, tolerance, team work, empathy, values, miss home…that’s why is an effect because is an infinity of things.

Training in Liepaja - Latvia

I had the chance last month to participate in a training called "Include your will power" in Latvia. I have to tell that before going there, I had a little apprehension, especially concerning activities that we have to do for children and youngsters with disabilities.

Finally, it was a great experience to create and make activities with them, they were very happy to play with us and they really enjoyed this moment, and I’m very pleased about that. Each of the participants kept very good memories about our work with disable adult and children.

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