Dóra talks about evs and her feelings
It is always so exciting to write something about yourself, and open your mind and soul for the readers.
I specially like this feeling, because I used to write novels, and poets.
I published a short novels book in February of this year, and after many people have read it, they wrote me such beautiful thoughts, and how I made them to have so many emotions within my book.
I would like to start with a thought I have for my life, so maybe it is easier for you to understand why am I sitting in this chair right now in Greece and writting this blogpost about myself.
I wanna feel I am alive!
A lot of people get up every morning, go to work with the feeling in their heart and mind, and ask themselves (What am I doing? Who am I anymore? I wanted to do something else in my life.).
I have a question why would you do such a thing that makes you feel sick every morning?
I can say really less people can understand why am I here, or what am I doing here.
All after I don't try anymore to make them understand. They only have to know I am happy here, and satisfied. I am in the place where I have to be right now, and for one hundred percent sure it is my way in my life. That' s what matters, not the judges from other people, and not even from family. You live for yourself, and not for others. Your goals in your life, they are just yours, not someone elses.
I came here to Greece to participate in European Voluntary Service. I've been here already for six weeks, and I've done many things. I feel I am full with energy, and I have so many ideas about my life, and about my work. I feel my mind has no limit here and there are no bounds by chains. I feel I live.
It is always hard to move out from your own country, for me that was the second time. Right before I had been living in Finland for one year, but even that I knew how about this feeling, it was not easy. It was not easy to say goodbye, and in a way leave lot of things again behind myself.
I had many expectations, bit other way around that it in the end it came out, but I have to say if something is different that you had the thought before, it doesn't mean it is bad. Different things can change your life, and lead you different ways.
To tell you what am I doing here exactly; for me it's about find myself. EVS is a non-formal education youth mobility program. It is not something like you used to have, to sit in front of a teacher and study theoretical stuff. It is more about learn something from yourself, to get know where is your place in the world, and find yourself.
Till now I have learned many things, for example how to live with people from different countries, and how to cooperate with them, how to be patient even if you are having hard moments, how to support each other, how to make others to learn from you within your experiences, and share your own stories and even your life.
We've given to each other many things already, and it's such an amazing feeling that you have so many common things with a person who you have just met.
Our life here is sometimes can go really chaotic and we need to fill our energy battery to full, but even if it makes us tired, in the other way we got other great things from it, like motivation and a lot of emotions.
One more thing that I would like to share. Every of us have our own ideas of the project, and our own aims. To see how does it go for every of us, really interesting, but all of us have to work for our own goals, we can only help each other to reach them.
In the end to finnish my writting, you have to know something! I am not here because I am afraid of life, and I escaped from the real world. I imagined something for myself and I believed in it that I can manage it, and look I am here!
I am here because I want to live it, I want to live with every opportunity that life gives me.
I am here to live and to feel more european!