The military personnel work with discipline and require a strict schedule, which sometimes can influence and change his personality. On that point, it is necessary to find the right balance, to make something for yourself and your family. Therefore, when the circumstances allow, I follow my hobbies.
One of them is to learn traditional dances and I like to participate in traditional dancing groups. It comes from the passion to dance with Greek traditional music and the opportunity to meet new people.
In addition, I developed for two years another hobby, the ability to become an actor. I was part of an amateur theatrical team and the milestone was my participation in a full theatre (four times). My Division Commander was present for one of my performances (I was on his staff). Theatre allows you to express yourself with more freedom and it is something that can help give you the right boost to do your military duties as well. For the near future, I am looking to participate in a Portuguese theatrical team.
Here in Portugal and under COVID circumstances, the only thing that I can do is try to exercise, especially running, as I clear my mind and I can better organize my military and personal plans. I have run eight marathons, two 24-hour running races and one IRONMAN race.