So, yes I'm here. I'm living my dream in this moment and I'm hoping my luck continues for a long time.
On the 1st of September, I started my new adventure.
One month on and I’m more familiar with my surroundings, but before to start, I need to say thank you ASH Wales for giving me this opportunity.
After 6 weeks I already know the city like the back of my hand. I’ve seen all the attractions in the city and visited a lot of cities and towns across wales. I’ve met a lot of interesting people here, aside from the people I work with and my housemates.
I’m part of a two football teams with people with people my age. I’m very happy with this, I think it’s very important to have something where you can switch off all of the stress and let off some steam. If you going to stay a long time alone, I recommend taking up a sport.
The name of my main football team is Canton Rangers CF, because the team was created for people in the area of Canton, Cardiff. At the moment we are the first in the league, who knows, maybe we can win the league!
Also I have discovered and learnt a lot about different cultures. In my house, I’m living with 6 girls, from 6 different countries. It’s difficult at times and we have a lot of differences but I’m learning a lot about their culture, food, religion and idioms – it is interesting.
I’m enjoying my volunteering experience at ASH Wales. I’ve had the opportunity to travel all around Wales, discovering a lot of amazing places with my amazing mentor bobby. We teach young people about the consequences of smoking – it’s very interesting and I am happy.
Back at the office I work like a man for all, producing graphic and web design. I would make coffee too but normally Abe does it.
I’m lucky to be in a great team with my colleges not only Bobby and Adele, also, Abe, Steve, Emily, Louisa, Julie, Suzanne and Laura. I am learning a lot and this place is giving me all the experience I need for my future. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next few months have in store for me.