Hi, I am Yiannis, 33 old Greek living in the UK for the past 5 years. I am living in Cardiff since 28 September (my birthday) 2013. This has been my first attempt to live outside my country and my homecity Thessaloniki and so far I could say it has been successful.
A day before I came to Cardiff I had just finished with my BSc in Software Engineering (how I got it is a biiiig story that will a therapy day on its own). I had been accepted by Cardiff University, School of Computer Science and Informatics for an MSc in Computer Science. My goal was to get a Master’s Degree so I can find a job as a Software Engineer or a Software Developer. Pretty humble goals, right?
Life had been good to me, I was dedicated, managed to get my Master’s Degree and find a graduate job almost 5 weeks later in an organization that I am still working for, as a Software Engineer.
Besides work I had been surrounded by two really good friends from Thessaloniki, one of whom is a best mate since the age of 12! Actually we were flatmates for the first 2.5 years of my Cardiff life.
The last 5 years have been a great lesson for me, so many things changed and continue change rapidly since day one. Being away from my family, best friends and my at that time partner was a big hit in my morale but the independency that came with it, made me realise who I was and where I wanted to be.
So overwhelming to talk about all these and it will take some time for my story to unravel, but the first step is half the journey…
So see you soon.