“Let’s try something new for the blog”, I was nicely egged on few days ago, something new which could give a bit of taste of the unit itself, leaving aside for a short while the daily news we are usually writing. And what would be better to start from than the actual wall I have in front of me every day when I am in the office.
How many colours, how many places, all on the wall in front of me, all dreamy, all stuck together on the wall of the person I am sharing office with every day. Therefore, allow me to introduce to you Evita, our Head of Unit’s assistant. She is in charge with the practical side of the unit, from holidays to mission orders and meeting organisation.
A person becomes someone with 2 faces – one – as seen by your colleagues – and other: as seen by your friends, relatives and loved ones.
Entering our office, it is impossible not to get distracted by camels, fountains, sunsets, stones, palm trees, all coming from different places – actually from 82 in total so far (yes, I counted them). After few moments of clamming up, she finally agreed to give us some explanations.
“I have noticed that when we grow up – a lot of us become serious and strictly divide our work and personal life. A person becomes someone with 2 faces – one – as seen by your colleagues – and other: as seen by your friends, relatives and loved ones. I have never been able to make that strict division. I was always happier if I could become friends with people I worked with and if I didn’t have to constantly change from one role to another.
As at work I am spending as much time as at home (hence, personal life for me also involves my work life) – it is very important for me to have a little place of dreams and relaxation – like these pictures on the wall… When I am feeling low on energy, they keep reminding me how beautiful this world is and maybe that the things that I am worried about, in reality are not THAT important.”
“She seems very serious after this informal interview:)…I am just leaving Evita alone for a little while and rushing now to another office to find out some more…