I have always been interested in Slavic languages since school, but Ukrainian had not been on my agenda until 2017. What happened then? Well, that year, I got to know an Ukrainian woman from my city via Internet. We met, became friends, and she offered to help me with my Russian. I became interested in her mother tongue which appeared to me as being both somehow similiar to and somehow different from Russian. Being part of the Slavic department and already knowing our Ukrainian language teacher beforehand, it was not hard for me to take the chance to study Ukrainian. However, my journey first led me to three different cities.