Well, I am going to start with the most important thing: I am in a delicate moment of my life.
I am an educated 24 (almost 25) year old female, I have a degree and I am finishing a MA, I am very hard working and I think I am quite smart. Problem is our society is in a complicated moment right now and, like my whole generation, i am struggling to find my place in the world.
I am in a very confused state, this year has been extremely hard for me and I don’t see where i am going, what awaits for me in the future. I feel very lost. I am terrified.
So in an attempt to do something. For me. For the world. To make something happen, I decided I was going to volunteer somewhere where i was actually needed.
I started my research and through the Catalan Agency of Volunteering I found what i wanted to do. I applied to work as a volunteer in an orphanage in Armenia next August.
The weeks waiting for the answer were long, but then they finally told me I couln’t go to the one I wanted but they had a spot available in July. That actually suited me anyway, so I accepted.
And here I am now.
I am super excited to see how this turns out but I am also very stressed. By the end of June I need to hand in my thesis too! And then I have less than a week to take the plane. So the next 10 weeks are gonna be a rollercoaster of emotions.
To finish this first entry I wanted to add that actually one of the reasons I chose Armenia out of all the countries I could chose was my friend Mariam. She is Armenian and the way she speaks about her country and what she has explained to me about it has made me start loving it. I have never met her in real life but i love this crazy girl too much.
On the last months i have become very close with a group of fantastic girls that, maybe even without knowing it themselves, have helped make this hard year I’ve been having much better. We started bonding over football but right now they probably know some stuff that even my closest friends don’t know. I don’t think I can imagine my life without them. And no, I have never met them in real life. But I will. Because I love them.
So, my first entry goes to them. To my gang. You know who you are Thank you, babies!