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Introducing myself and my journal: Eurogreek

About Me:
I started working as a freelance journalist when I was still a student in Communication and Mass Media in Athens. My first story was about a tattoo convention where I got a tattoo in memory of what seemed to be the most cool job ever. I got to go to music festivals and social events while getting paid for it. I still have the tattoo but the dream faded quickly, like most things when you are 20. After two years I decided to go into deep waters and work around politics. I became a news editor and broadcaster for a political radio station two months before the financial crisis hit Greece. On my first day of training I had to broadcast the news live because the anchor called in sick. I thought my heart beating was louder than my voice through the microphone. Luckily, the sound manager was a magician. Ever since I never got bored again. Three years passed with a lot of action, pain and learning. But I wanted to do something more. Some half a dozen of governments and massive protests later I decided to pack my bags and visit in person that place I kept talking about in almost every single one of my news broadcasts: Brussels. I needed to see the other side of the euro coin which had literally taken over our lives with its perks As an touristic country, Greece gives its best salaries to its waiters so I made a stop to an island and waitress ed the way to my dream. Currently, I am studying European Policies & Politics and I am learning to bike and recognize Belgian beer by its taste. And the journey continues...

My Passions:
Reading, writing, travelling and enjoying the sun

My Challenges:
Finding the right words at the right time

My Vision for the Future:
Journeys and jobs for everyone

My Areas of Expertise:
Communication

Comments

nifkinz's picture

Hey Elina

Welcome welcome! You may feel challenged in finding the right words at the right time but know this, your words filled me with energy and inspired me. You're doing great!
PS: How are those Belgian Beers? :)

Becky Frary

Elina Baltatzi's picture

Thanks Becky!

First time I post and your comment has already toned down my shyness. I look forward to keep sharing thoughts, opinions and experiences with dynamic women everywhere!

Belgian beers are great and they match perfectly with french fries. If the weather was a bit warmer, i would call this place heaven!

Cheers!

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