After five months in the Nordics, what is your first impression?
I like living abroad because I like to learn different things. This position provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn every day about culture, habits, ways to live and work, but also about local regulation, which can become useful knowledge at a later stage in other countries and regions.
One word that comes to my mind about Nordic people is “civic”. Danish, Swedish and Norwegian people are very civic and it is impressive the way they demonstrate this on a daily basis, respect each other and are available to others. And I think that other countries can learn from the Nordic open-minded approach to diversity and a healthy balance between work and private life.
To conclude, would you share something private about yourself, for example what gives you energy?
My energy comes from my family, my friends and the people I work with. Human contact gives me a lot of energy, and the fact that I am surrounded by people every day working and discussing, gives me all the power to face any daily challenge. Music is also an energy booster for me. I enjoy listening to music in the morning in the shower (while sometimes singing): It gives me wings!