Angela Claudia Gheorghiu – “I can say with my hand on my heart that I have grown a lot as a human being since I am part of the Sus Inima team.”Poiană Alexandra
Angela is an assistant manager at SUS INIMA in Bucharest. She and Ioana Andriesei are the wonderful hosts who liven up the house and ensure the smooth running of the place, with all that “running a house” entails.
Angela had been away from Romania for a long time and at some point decided to return, having some ideas in mind about how she wanted her life to look like in the future. She was looking for something new, something that would fulfill her first and foremost personally and soulfully. She used to work in sales, but this occupation no longer brought her joy, no longer fulfilled her.
By coincidence or not, Angela lives near SUS INIMA house in Bucharest. So she has been present in the process of development of that space from the very beginning.
“I was very happy to find out what the space will be used for. A wonderful thing in this time of ours. I’ve seen from the ‘front row’ the preparations, the first patients.”
Excited by what was happening there, Angela wanted to get involved in the House’s activities and lend a hand.
“A year after the opening of the House, I was already familiar with its history and work and was invited to join the team. Honestly, it was a dream come true. I wanted to, but didn’t dare say. Basically, for a year the joy of my free time had been volunteering at Sus Inima House. Now, it had become the joy of my job.”
And so, Angela found that occupation and that place where she experiences what she wanted, the workplace becoming also a source of joy, fulfilment, personal satisfaction and, as she said, giving her a sense of purpose.
“I’m happy to welcome the guests of the House, to make sure they enjoy all the comforts of home, that they feel at home. I love spending time with them, listening to them, encouraging them, and we keep in touch. I am impressed, and sometimes also saddened by the life stories of the House’s guests, but I can say with my hand on my heart that I have grown a lot as a person since I have been part of the SUS INIMA team.”