In the GSA, we are starting to have the possibility to take some organization task, to really do something. Now, we can start to offer new ideas, even if sometime we are still consider as « weak children who need support and translator». It's difficult for me not to be able to understand the language, because without the language you can't have a lot of responsibility. It's also hard for me to understand the way the project work. It's so far from organizations where I worked in the past years.
In the first days we needed a little time, because everything was new. After the first week on Tuesday we made a trip near Brasov, we hiked up in the mountains. For me it was a little bit strong, but I`ve done it and I was very proud of me. :) At the top of the Mountain there were a lots of donkeys and three dogs and beautiful landscapes so I was happy. After the day my legs hurting a little bit. The next days we were in the office, one time we had a presentation it was interesting. Last Friday the we had the first Green Sun Meeting it was very good.
As the times is passing by, I can see a lot of differences between my country (Spain) and this part of Rumania. And is quite funny and I´m enjoying everything I can. 1. The first thing I noticed is that the people don´t wear shoes in their houses. We take out the shoes when we arrive home. And it´s perfect because is very comfortable (and the mothers in Spain get angry if they see you in the house without shoes). 2.
My EVS started 3 weeks ago, I have done diferent task during this time. Communication : As a new volunteer in Kezdi, we need to promote the fact that an european program is happening in the city. Three volunteers from differents country will live in this city during one year ! We had a press conference in Hungarian where we just had to sit in a chair and to smile because we can't speak and we can't understand... It was very frustrated ! We also had a radio interview instantaneously translated by a member of the organization. We started to write article (in english) and to take picture for the website about GS event.
Sometimes you need to do some changes to know where is your limit. Being decided to do a EVS started to search. Sending a lot of mails and discovering it´s not a easy thing to find an organization. Most of them are not searching people in that moment or they already have volunteers. And then you ask yourself if you are doing something wrong with your CV or the letter and here is when I decided to implement my presentation with something different.