Hello everyone, special hello to Catylin as she joined just before me, so we are the closest ones, aren't we?
I'm Kate, a 36 year old banker from Croatia - I look like a teenager and feel like a retired school teacher (this is all of the teacher you'll get from me). What can I say - banking is very stressful, but having a super-dynamic 3-years old son is just killing me.
I am a LEO, which means that summer is my time of year. I was born in the continental part of Croatia, but I will most certainly spend each of my summer holiday at our Adriatic coast. For those of you who do not know much about it - Croatia is bordering with Italy to the south, Slovenia to the west, Hungary to the north and Bosnia to the east - we are quite a mixture of all the cultures, although a Slavic people. Zagreb is a capital city, a city where I was born and where I work. Croatia has a long coast at the Adriatic Sea (which we share with Italians) and more than thousand islands.
I do not have brothers nor sisters, so my imagination was running wild for a long time (until I had my son, to be exact). Some of my friend were quite sure I would become an actress one day, but this has not happened for two main reasons - I could never hold any of the text in my head and I am terribly shy when I have to speak to a larger group of people.
I adore listening to various music (except clasical music as it is not matching my character at all. Lately I'm into Coldplay when feeling melancolic or Gwen Stefani when I need some energy) and I used to dance a lot (even had some amateur jazz-dance appearances on a stage). I have the Bachelor's degree in Economics (have specialised Foreign Trade) and have been working for the same bank (the leading in Croatia) for almost 11 years now. I love my job, because it grew along with me and I can now call myself an expert (relationship manager for banks + international payments specialist). Furthermore, English is my official work language, although I'm quite said I cannot use French or Spanish more often.
Last summer my small family and I have moved to a new apartment in a new small building in a very lovely town close to Zagreb. It is perfect for families with small children.
I am a TV junky, but not a couch-potato. Also wish to have more time for myself, because I used to be quite artistic; designing and making jewelry and clothes. When I was 14 - and this is the age when we finish elementary school and must choose a secondary school - I was admitted both to the Applied Arts and Design School and the Language School. I chose the Language School, as I thought that kind of schooling would make my life easier. And it did, but I do miss being creative now.
Ok, my son woke up, so I must go, otherwise you will be reading unpronouncable combinations of letters on your PC screens
Until later... aligators!