There is a theory that claims that your name determines who you are.
Antigone was the heroine of a Greek tragedy written by Sofocles in 441BC. She was a very bold and righteous woman who defied the rulers decree and buried the body of her deceased brother in order to honor him. For that she faced death.
The quote that represents me the most in this mastepiece is “I was born to love, not hate, that is my nature”. I owe a lot to love. If it wasn't for love my Grandmother, a young girl from Liverpool wouldn't have said yes when my Grandad, a Greek navy officer, proposed to her while his ship disembarked in Liverpool during WW2. Also, if it wasn't for love my Mother, born and raised in Athens, wouldn't have fallen for the charming Cypriot who came to Athens to study dentistry, my Dad. My family is a blend of cultures. I don't have one home. I have many. Or maybe I define home differently.
I guess that's why I am addicted to travelling and why I became a flight attendant, why I feel there are no real boundaries between countries and why I have a genuine respect for diversity. I find the fact that people are so alike and different at the same time, so challenging that I decided to study them so in 2015 I began to train to be a psychologist. It wasn't easy because life gets in the way sometimes, but, as the other Antigone said, “there is no failure without trial”.
Psychology for me is the art of connection and one thing you learn when becoming a psychologist is the importance of sharing. Sharing thoughts, fears, hopes, ideas, perspectives, content.I like connecting and sharing what I know about this land. So, pull up a chair, take a sip and come and join me. After all, Antigone said «a city that belongs to just one man, is no true city».