Monday story: get a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy it! ❤️
Today I want to talk to you how important it’s to make a heaven out of your hell. You are probably thinking “wait, what are you talking about?!”
As most of you know, I am born and raised in Moldova, a non-EU country. The only way I find people from there succeeding is via education.
I always wanted to be a lawyer for some reason 😂 butttttt! falling in love with a Romanian guy I went to uni in Romania and at that time it did not matter what I study as long as I am in the country.
I got a scholarship to study for my BA in Primary and Preschool Education. I cried out of sadness when I was accepted there thinking who in the world in 2010 still wants to be a teacher?!
I went to uni in tears, my class had 200 girls, all excited to be there, they wanted to be.. TEACHERS!
The professor started to ask us one by one why we chose to be teachers and when they got to me I just started to cry saying I don’t want to be here!
I found myself in a mental breakdown, thinking I ruined my life even before starting it 😂 My options were: go back to Moldova (no way I was about to do that) or make a heaven from my hell.
I went for option 2: I started to put in some effort in what I was learning, I was a great student, and surprisingly I started to love it! I got an Erasmus 2-weeks scholarship to Portugal, I started to be involved in seminars, speeches, I organized charity events, I got great grades, I was offered each summer a 7-days holiday to the Black Sea and so on.
On top of that, I even finished my MA at the same university, specializing in Educational Psychology.
The lesson I want you to learn through my experience is that we are not always given what we want. We are given what we deserve and it is up to us to make it work! Give a chance to people around you, to the situations you are in, put in your best intentions and take things as they come. We don’t always know what is best for us and how we say in Moldova “your appetite comes when you actually start eating”. Put your maximum effort in all you are doing and know that “whatever you reap is what you’ve sown” (Jim Rohn)