The Damage Is Done, So I Guess I’ll Be Leaving
Author: Mirela Cosic
Wednesday 28th of May 2014 04:20:13 PM

I kind of hate writing things like this, because I never know what to do … or say. Who knew writing a good bye letter would be this hard. I’ve been thinking about this blog entry for so long and still…. Nothing. So just in case my departure blog entry sucks, I’ve brought my dear friends at DAA a bottle of Rakija (House made Croatian alcoholic beverage) to help them forget all about it. Here goes nothing.

My last day as an intern at DAA has come. It has been a pleasure working along the side of some great and strong people who are determined to keep on fighting for the better.

When I first came here 8 weeks ago I was feeling all colours of emotion: excitement, fear, anxiety, happiness and maybe a little bit lost, because I had no idea what was about to happen. Well I’m feeling kind of the same at this very moment. When I leave this place tonight, I’ll be shutting one door and the next will open. But what’s behind it? I have no idea. But that’s ok, I feel like I’m ready for it.

I’ve learned a lot here at DAA, things about myself, but also about HIV, AIDS, STD’s and safe sex and how all of these things appear in the rest of the world. I’ve been shocked sometimes by the stories I’ve read, but these things make you want to fight harder. Btw, I’ve discovered that I LOVE managing social media…except for Twitter, I hate Twitter.

Here’s some things I’ll miss the most. I will miss Matteo and how enthusiastic he gets when he speaks Dutch, which he gets better at every day. I’ll miss our daily lunches and our maybe sometimes weird/funny conversations. And don’t get me started on Jean-Yves and his special bound with Ziggy, it’s simply adorable. I think they will be friends for life. And… I will miss this house, there is just something about this house that makes you feel welcome and a part of something. Maybe I’ll offer to house sit in the future :p .  The fun get-togethers after work will also be missed, there have been a few, but they were great. So this is the end….

Thank you Designers Against Aids for a great experience! Hvala I vidimo se!

Pozdrav - Mirela

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