Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.✨
It is time to say goodbye but I never liked to do that, so today I will say ‘arrivederci’ ,we use this word in Italian to say ‘I hope to see you soon’. I spent 8 wonderful months here in Cyprus which I will always carry in my heart. This was my first experience abroad alone, and as you have experienced initially It is hard to leave your home, move to a new country and make it become your new home. But everything here has helped me to grow and to be a better person and for this I am grateful to you Cyprus.
Today I am satisfied that at the age of 18 I made the choice to come here and join an ESC program, because I was very confused about my future and I didn’t know what I wanted to do.
Doing different activities and moving from my country assists me, so now I feel ready and more confident to make new choices. Following the same path that people around you follow, often is not the right thing to do, I believe that each of us is unique in his own way and we are free to follow our gut.
For me friendship is something very important, fundamental for coloring our days. And I am happy that here I had also the big opportunity to meet and spend my time with local people and from other countries, who today have become my good friends. We really learned a lot from each other, we supported each other and we spent an amazing time together.
The exchange of thoughts, knowledge, of culture, it’s something great and it helps a lot to grow and to improve your personality. Sometimes we need to travel to live certain aspects of friendship. But not to travel only for holidays or a few days, you must always consider that more time you spend in that place the more you learn and more friendships you earn.
I know that now due to coronavirus many things have changed, also regarding ESC programs. But I really hope that everything returns as it was and that all young people will be able to live a beautiful experience like this.