Introduction blogger Silvia Minca
Hi, I’m Silvia. I am a second year IBEB student coming from Romania, Bucharest.
Up until one point, my life had little ups and downs; I spent my childhood and my early teenage years in the same city, having the same friends and being surrounded by my closest family members.
I guess one person’s life really truly begins when they start exploring the whole wide world; I am utterly sure the most relevant moment in discovering myself was stepping outside my comfort zone and move to Rotterdam.
Why did I choose the Netherlands? Tough question. I have the feeling it’s boring to answer with “it’s a nice place”, “I love the people”, “I think that’s my type of country”. But when it comes for me to say WHY…I give the same old argumentation.
Everyone knows, everyone has slightly the same reasons, but few can express them through words.
I’ll try though. And I’ve been trying so hard to find my own reasons, but, eventually, all I can say is: I visited the Netherlands in 2014 with a high school project and I simply found the way people lived their lives very chill. I wanted to try that once. What made me think further about studying here, in Rotterdam? You know…people talk about Erasmus University. Even in Bucharest. Even in my circle of friends. And I’m glad they talk. And I’m glad I listened…
Once I started my “international” lifestyle, I met people from literally all around the world. And I know you all did. Though, I had the feeling that I could get an idea about each and every country of this world just by meeting a person coming from there. And it’s true. Up until you actually visit that country and you see it with other eyes. Yours. I am now thinking: that’s one reason why you never know until you try it on your own. And this might be one clarification to the question “why did you choose the Netherlands?”; I chose it because, from all the countries I’ve visited in Europe, this one I found suitable for my student years. I’ve heard pros and cons, it’s normal. I’ve decided with my rationale. And yes, in Europe. Call me conservative, but I didn’t want to get far away from home. For the moment, of course…
Last but not least, I am now one of the new bloggers, which for me means an escapade from the study routine. Being an Economics student is, in my view, intriguing, full of dynamics. It taught me to analyze every life situation more critically. But, deep inside my heart, there’ll always be the writing which leads every day of mine; every thought I have, every dream, idea and every illusion, I write about it. Wherever. I write on a piece of paper and I forget it in a drawer. I write in an agenda. I write on my own blog. I write in my journal. The thing is I am never constant. I write when I feel like it and I have many drafts in my blog which I’ve never posted. I’ve always written for my own soul, not for the others’.
But now I’ve decided to share a tiny part of my world with you, dear internaut colleagues.