Sofiia in Bremen // 1st Report

My journey as an ESC volunteer in Bremen started 4 month ago. It started at a very busy time for my organization with various projects. We even called this period the “New Season” because all the previous projects are over and we are now planning and implementing new ones. Personally I am working on international mobilities. It’s been a wild ride, and soon my work will get even more intensive, having projects almost every week It’s gonna be quite an experience.

I’ve been juggling all sorts of tasks, from creating visualizations for educational days to facilitating some mobilities and running my own mini-workshops on a bunch of different topics.

Every day is a new adventure here, there’s always something new to learn and a different challenge to tackle. It’s a bit like stepping into a new world every morning. It’s not all excitement and thrill, but there’s a sense of satisfaction in the work I’m doing and the growth I’m experiencing.

And the people in my organization are amazing. They’re always there to teach and support me when i’m interested in new topics, but we also can share a laugh when we need a break. They’re not just my colleagues, they’re my friends.

Working with them is also one of the things I am really happy about. They’re a super diverse group of individuals, each with their own unique set of expertise, skills and experiences. Their support and guidance have been invaluable, and i am very greatful for their readiness to help and involve me into their work.

I can say that i truelly love Bremen, even though i am already used to it and it doesn’t give me “Butterflies” anymore. Every time I am travelling somewhere, thinking about coming back here afterwards feels like coming back home: safe and warm.

There’s still eight months to go and I can’t wait to see what they bring. I’m not just learning new things here, I’m growing. I’m becoming a better version of myself. There’s a sense of satisfaction in the work I’m doing and the growth I’m experiencing.

Sofiia is hosted by LidiceHaus on our project co-funded by the European Union.