Thank you! La revedere, Romania
I am very grateful for this experience and for that I thank the association “Yellow Shirts”, coordinators, team members, flat mates, local and international volunteers, the community and all the people I had the privilege to meet and to learn with throughout the course of this project. All of them contributed for this life changing experience that I will never forget and that transformed me as a person.
I have worked abroad before, but volunteering abroad is a total different experience. Going to Romania to volunteer was an easy-difficult decision. Easy because volunteering abroad was something I’ve been longing to do for a long time, but difficult as that meant quitting my job and also due to my age, being older than the majority of the volunteers made me wonder if this was the right time for such experience. The answer is now clear - it was the best decision and I have learned many more things than I thought I would, for my future professional life, but especially personally. Although I was already independent financially, this experience made me feel more independent spiritually.
I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that I want to continue to improve myself, to take new professional challenges and hope to continue to do volunteering work locally and to be more involved in my community in the future.