Arts Lab 3.0.: Leire Saenz - Peaceful and yet so full of life

It’s already been one month since I arrived in Târgu Frumos and I have this constant feeling that I’ve been here forever, at the same time I feel as lost as I felt in the airport at Bucharest when I stepped in this country for the first time.

This place is peaceful and yet so full of life. Every day I find myself in a new adventure. Most days are really exhausting, but I have felt nothing but welcomed from the first second, and I am really happy to be part of this. I feel grateful I get to do this everyday, and it will continue like that for at least 7 months.

I am learning a lot from Mihaela and the local volunteers about how things work around here. What ASIRYS is and what it means and how it impacts the community. I also feel very lucky to be living and working with Fiona and Krista. We all come from different backgrounds and have knowledge in different fields, we try to learn, share and help each other.

I still can’t believe that my life is and will be like this for a while. It’s funny to think that this experience started with a missed flight.

During June I got to meet different places and people from the surroundings. It’s beautiful to see people trying to make a positive impact. I am really interested in these people’s stories, and I can't wait to learn more about them.

An article written by Leire Saenz Quevedo. She is volunteering within Arts Lab 3.0 project, funded by European Solidarity Corps, with the support of European Union.