EVS- life changing or not?! – Part 2
Five months ago I wrote my first article on this blog, EVS- life changing or not?! I feel like I was writing it yesterday. Time really flies, no? I was talking about the emotions that I had coming here, about the all fears and feelings that I felt.
Now the project comes to an end. There is a saying that all good things come to an end. I would like not to see it as an end because people usually associate this with tragedy or sadness. EVS represents much more than just a project. EVS represents much more than just a chapter in my life.
I can not describe into words how much these five months have changed me. Looking back, I realized how closed-minded I was from some perspectives and how easily I was judging people and cultures.
Living and working with people from different countries made me realize how many things we actually have in common. It made me open my eyes and to see that we use so often stereotypes and we put etiquettes on people, on countries and on cultures without even knowing that we are all alike.
For me, EVS was not just an opportunity to improve myself, but such a big chance to learn how important communication is.
Doing an EVS helps you if you want to improve your skills or you want to develop some new ones. It helps you a lot to understand better the world that you live in. It’s a great opportunity to discover new cultures. I think we can all write a book about how much we have changed.
This is the last article that I write on this blog and I would like to dedicate it to the people of this organization. And with this occasion also to say a huge THANK YOU for all the effort that they put to make our EVS experience to be great!
I came here five months ago with many stereotypes and ideas based on …well nothing. And I leave realizing that Nautilos became a family for me. There is another saying that you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. Well I must say that sometimes you get the chance to have a new family by making a decision that you wont even know at that time what will bring you. And for sure, Nautilos became our family.
In life we have to make decisions all the time. And what is the most difficult thing for a person to do? To make decisions. But the small ones that we take have a big impact in our lives. And that is because they are that ones that make the road to the big ones. And they change our lives. My first small decision was to make a change in my life. My second first decision was to search to do something different from my routine. The third small decision was to search for this type of projects. All three of them lead me to a big decision: to come to Cyprus.
Any regrets? No.
Nautilos and the people that I met here will always represent a part of my life and will always be in my heart. They all put some bricks in the construction of a better myself. And for this I can’t thank enough!