Know no boundaries

Know no boundaries

Hi!

I’m Qnarik, from Armenia. I’m 20 years old and I have my full-fledged life. I’m student in a French University in Armenia, which is very known university in my country. I live with my family and I have friends that I can rely on. I love spending time with my friends. I love walking in the streets of my country. I love the habits I gained throughout the time. I live my usual life and I enjoy it.

At first sight my life is perfect. I have a loving family that cares about me and maintains me. I have a friends that don’t judge me, and will be by my side whatever I do. The most important I’m very healthy. And I can continue this list endlessly.

I appreciate every little thing I have, and every moment I live.

But…

I’ve always wanted to change my life, not because it isn’t enough for me, not because I am ungrateful of what I have, but simply because I felt that everything is fine and I’m not growing. I had exciting events happening to me but they weren’t changing me. I was the same since the time I realized that I have the life I want.

And you know what I was thinking? In case you didn’t guess, I was thinking that time will pass and something new will happen to me. I was thinking like this my WHOLE life. And I know that you can relate, that you had this problem too, and now I wanna share with you how I overcame it.

It was a usual day. I was home doing staff I usually did. And suddenly a thought bumped my head ” nothing is changing, I need a change” and I started to worry, I started to struggle with this thought. The feeling was eating me inside, I was worrying about it even in my sleep. I woke up unhappy. I wanted to be alone and I was annoyed with everyone.

It was unbearable, so I shared with my friend, and surprisingly she was in the same place I was, and she heard about the thing that could be a solution. And the THING was volunteering in another country.

As soon as I heard that I was relieved, I started to feel different, FINALLY I was hoping that this nightmare can end. Maybe for everyone else it was a scary thought, but for me it was a solution. I remember the peoples faces when I told them about this idea. Everyone assured me that I should stay in my country, that I must be scared, that I don’t know what I am doing and that I don’t know what is good for me. But nothing mattered to me more than the peaceful feeling I got whenever I thought about this opportunity.

I started to dig, I was looking through every possible volunteering work and suddenly I bumped into a FRSP(Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Przedsiębiorczego) project in Poland. I felt like I was cheating on my new start, because once I was in Poland and I loved it, but I felt so relieved with this project so I applied for it, and I wanted it so badly that I was checking my email every hour. And when I got picked I knew that this is going to be the best experience of my life.

Now I am in Oswiecim, the city where I wanna walk and discover everything about it. Of course I will tell you more about the beauty and the culture of the city when my time of quarantine ends 😀

Hopefully my experience will encourage most of you to take every possibility that is given, and to find the opportunities that no-one found.

I will update you every change that I realize in me, and every experience I gained.

But for now have a great day.

-Qnarik

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