Time flies so fast. It´s unbelievable. 2 months ago I left Romania after amazing almost 11 months. It gave me a lot, it took me a lot. I´m glad that I could have been a part of this EVS project. Did I change? Yes! I think I became more open-minded and brave. I didn´t really have any cultural shock in Romania, but I was so afraid to come back to Slovakia. Of course I was looking forward to meet my family and friends, but I felt I´m not the same version of myself anymore. But at the end I didn´t have any time for real cultural shock. I spent less than 3 weeks in Slovakia and I stepped into my new life adventure – 8000 km from my home, in second biggest country in the world, alone…in small town in the mountains (yes I love small towns in the mountains). Canmore in Canada became my new home at least for next few months. I fall in love with this town. It´s enought small that I can walk everywhere, but still enought big to meet new people and to attend some events.
I came here to make my dream come true. And I think I´m on the good way. So far I don´t have so much work, but I hope it will change soon. We need more snow, because my new job is a musher / dogsledding guide. I already spent few days with dogs and also on the sled and it´s amazing. My “office” is in the national park surrounded by mountains. It wasn´t easy on the beginning but I didn´t give up and now I´m member of Howling Dog Tours team.
I want to share with you my feelings. Currently I feel so free. I think I can do almost everything. In worst case I will buy flight ticket home. I plan to stay here at least one year, but I already know that it´s such a short time for this country. I came here alone, but I don´t feel lonely. Canadians are really nice so far. They seem some of the most friendly people which I´ve ever met. And I´ve met also people from lots of different countries (nobody from Slovakia so far haha). It´s always interesting to listen to their stories. And everyone loves mountains and sports. It´s awesome, but on the other hand I feel like a lazy person here. You know I like challenges so I started to climb – so far just on the wall in the gym. Hopefully I will get better and in the summer I will start rock climbing. I found some friends, so I´m proud of me. I´m becoming more social. It was my promise from our Training for nature. I think it´s easier to meet people when you have some hobbies. And I have. I love the mountains and the dogs. Actually I live with one even it´s not mine. Her name is Skye and sometimes we go to the dog park together.
I´m trying to be more yes girl, so I decided to say yes also for partying. Probably I should explore this part of the life as well. I just regret that I didn´t start in Romania. There would be cheaper. But don´t worry I will come back 😉
It´s my last blog post. It´s time to leave the space for new volunteers. I´m looking forward for your stories guys. I hope you will share a lot! 🙂 Thank you for everything! Romania, Baile Tusnad, Youth center and especially people here will have a room in my heart forever. Big hugs for everyone!