Only two months left, I will leave you, pack my bags and travel to a whole new place in another country. During this past year, I shared my best and the most valuable experiences with you in this country. I enjoyed the time I have had with you! Kiitos paljon! (A big thank you in Finnish, in case you were wondering)
When I first met you,
I was inspired by your abounding energy, motivation, and enthusiasm. You appeared everywhere on the university campus, talking with young people, sharing nice stories and, of course, the free coffee in several events and always at the office.
That is why
I decided to get closer to you, the coolest person, in my opinion, in the university, and my goal was to be your friend, best friend. You warmly accepted me in your world, the world always full of laughter and love. During my time here, I met so many other lovely people.
There is always so much fun when I stay with all of you guys. Every time when I came across any problems, you were there to help and encourage me. Even though I have been in Finland only for ten months now, the majority of my time and memories are fulfilled with my best life with AIESEC.
After I got to know you,
I was inspired again by those cool things that you did with your friends and others. You are brave, open-minded and inspiring. You encourage every young person to stand up and speak for themselves, to use their own voice. Before I knew you, I was always afraid of taking initiatives and sharing my thoughts.
Thank you so much for empowering me and letting me see these impressive influences you had on so many people. I also started to challenge myself, as well as others. It was a big fulfillment for me that I went through the whole process and sent those cool and passionate young people abroad during my life here with AIESEC.
Contacting these young people from the very beginning, having several meetings, finding suitable voluntary projects for them, helping them with their interviews, signing contracts, holding preparation seminars for them before their journeys and finally, seeing all of them abroad enjoying their projects.
Not only I helped them to grab a chance to see the world in another way, be a better version of themselves or have some life-changing experience, but also, I helped myself to grow even further than I had imagined. The working experience, the way of communicating and getting along with people from different backgrounds, the challenge I met here will be a priceless treasure for me, always.
It is sad that I cannot keep accompanying you the rest of my own journey,
But I know for sure that you will get more awesome friends and continue doing the best that you can! Looking forward to seeing your people all over the world, wherever I find myself next.