1. What does ESN mean to you?
I’m dangerously close to admitting that it is absolutely everything :D. The people who I hang out with. My ups and downs, tears of joy. I can say that ESN invaded my privacy and became my everyday life. Only people who don’t ask any questions about ‘my erasmus friends’ are my parents.
2. How did your ESN adventure start?
When joining ESN my world clashed with two very different ones. The first one was crazy, full of parties and friendships that last till today. On the other hand, it was a world of projects, very demanding people. Two very different approaches. I landed somewhere in the middle,became a responsible member and a good friend who you can count on. Finding myself in all of this took a while but made working for ESN the best adventure of my life. And it lasts three years now. All the wonderful people helped me survive through the tough times which made us even closer.
3. How did ESN change your life? Why have you joined it?
I joined by mistake - as a replacement for my friend who really wanted to join. I remained a member. She never even showed up. How did it change my life? It turned it upside down. I don’t have a problem of too much free time anymore. What’s more, I learnt that I don't have to stay the night with my textbooks - I can spend it ESNing.
4. If you were an ESN project, what would you be?
Definitely SocialErasmus. Why? Because it was the only project I didn't want to work on but turned out to be the first project I coordinated locally. Before I had never thought that I would wake up early in the morning to feed the homeless or take part in language lessons for seniors in the furthest part of the city. #worthit
5. #FunFact about a life in ESN.
Firstly, thanks to ESN I found a roommate. Secondly, we called the flat and #ESNflat and hosted a party for 40 new members of our section.
6. Did you go on the Erasmus+ exchange? / What is the most interesting experience you had so far?
I haven’t taken part in it and I’m not planning to do so :D.
7. What inspires and motivates you the most?
The people. Those who support you during hardest, most extraordinary choices. Those who can criticize constructively and those who just criticize. Also my local section and ESN members form all over Poland. My friends (who keep up with my monothematic self) and my favourite ESNer, without whom I wouldn't be saying these things.
8. Favourite place in the world?
9. Did ESN help you discover some things you didn’t know you were good at?
I’ve always known that I was stubborn but I had no idea that much. I was surprised to learn how patient I can be. Any skills? It’s not something you can measure or list just like that and I definitely don't plan to end my ESN adventure just yet :D