Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Elisa's Diary


When I was proposed to join Erasmus+ I wasn't sure about it. I've always been a shy girl and I was feeling uncomfortable about living with another family for a week. But then I've decided I needed to live a new experience and this was the best choice of my life. When I left I only knew two of my mates, we weren't close friends but 
this opportunity strengthened our bond, and I'm grateful.

Italian Team the day we left:

 I really have to spend some words for my precious "hermana" ("sister" in Spanish), Awa. Her family has been so lovely with me and she is one of the best and amazing people I know. I'd never thaught people could be able to become so close in less than a week. Awa is one of the best things ever happened to me, and the guys I've met there are so. I can't explain with words how much those people mean to me, each one of them. Barcelona is such a happy place, everyone is kind and smiling, I fell in love with that city!

Some pictures we took as memories: 

I think a book isn't enough to tell how much this experience changed me as a person. The most important thing I've learned is to live more and think less. Life is amazing and we shouldn't be afraid of making new friends. Barcelona became my second home, and I hardly want to come back there to all my friends. My house will always be open for them. I will keep these amazing memories in my heart for the rest of my life, and I guess every time I'll return to Barcelona I'll feel I'm home. I can't wait to see them all once again. 
Our last day together was so emotional, we cried the whole time.

These are some of the last pictures:

 (having dinner in an Italian reastaurant)

(last night together, party with host families at school in La Llagosta)

(the next morning, we met for the firewells right before our flights)

"We don't meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason."
"It's the friends we meet along life's road who help us appreciate the journey"
"Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I'll miss you until we meet again"

May we meet again, guys, I love you all always and forever...💗

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Sarah's diary

“ What on Earth am I doing this for? ”- This is the first thing I have thought while getting to the airport. I was really excited, I felt like a child on his first school day. It was a new experience for me and, due to my anxiety, I was up to tell my mum “please, take me home”. Luckily, I said nothing and quickly, after having said goodbye, I got on board. The flight lasted few hours and in the middle of the afternoon I arrived to Barcelona. There I found a really nice family who was waiting for me and, as soon as they saw me, they ran towards me for a hug. Firstly I was dazed but then, when they started talking to know something about me, I felt really involved and well-liked. They showed me the house and the first thing I’ve noticed was a poster on the chimney - “Welcome to Sarah Ricci”. On that moment I realised that I would feel like home and so it was. I think I will never forget the way I felt that week, it’ ll remain etched in my heart. I’ve known a lot of people and each of them have given something to me. I can’t explain the satisfaction, the pleasure, the excitement and the happiness I was covered in and I can say that the friendships we have created were true. All the guys made me better and I will be grateful forever. I didn’t know how to say goodbye, I was in tears and the family too. The guys have cried for days and we couldn’t separate from each other. At the airport we were compelled to say goodbye and I felt really lost, I felt like I was saying goodbye to a part of me, like it was the last time we would meet. It has been the best week of my life and I promise I will come back to my little large family.