Ciao! My name is Léa, I’m 25 years old and I’m from Nice, in France. I’ve been here for three days now, and even if I don’t know what the future holds, I feel that I’m on the right tracks.
To understand why I’m here, let’s fast rewind to March 2017. I had been living in Montreal for almost 3 years, where I had a quite happy and steady life. I was working in a communication agency that hired me right after my Master, I had a great group of friends, and I even managed to survive two canadian winters!
Somehow, what seemed like a perfect life for a couple of years just didn’t anymore. I was missing the adrenaline of new projects, and in a way, I felt stuck. At 25, I had to make a decision: either to keep going this way, working on my career and getting settled in Canada, or to take a turn. As you probably guessed, the second option won.
After processing this decision, I had to figure out what to do. In a moment of despare (or intuition?) I literally searched on Google “How to travel without money?”, and surprisingly, I landed on a great blog post giving multiple ideas, presenting different international programs and solutions. One of them was the EVS program.
After more research, I realized that this program was exactly what I was looking for : something new that I never did before, a way to make myself useful and stay active, and an opportunity to visit and learn the language of a new country. Plus, I really missed Europe!
Everything went fast after this, I gave my resignation and left Canada in August. I started searching for EVS projects and applied to the ones I found most interesting (I was looking for a project with youngsters, that could also be related somehow to communication, which was my field of experience). Vicolocorto contacted me in December and here I am!
To me, these 10 months in Pesaro are an opportunity to reflect on what I want for the future. I also have some short-term goals that I hope to achieve: learning italian, developing my skills with video-making and drawing, learning how to play guitar, and visiting 10 cities I don’t know. But for now, it’s time to get to know Vicolocorto, the different tasks we have and the others volunteers that work and live with me!