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28 years old
Female
from Sparta, Greece

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    • Blood disorder

      1 month ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey everyone. How are you? 


      I hope you are well.


      As you have noticed, i've been gone offline for a while now, due to my schedule of training and band rehearsals and all. I did some medical tests that were required from the firefighters department. My heart is fine, my mental health is A ok. My blood pressure's alright but my blood... not so. 


      Now, before you get worried, no it's not severe. I am prerfectly healthy. 


      What i have is a inherited blood disorder (thanks dad) which is called Beta Thalassemia, which is common in the Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, but it is found also in the Middle East, Africa and Southern Asia.  So.. I am anemic, hence the reason why i am sooo damn pale. It's actually a mutation of a gene that exists in my red blood cells and they don't carry as much oxyzen through out my body as they should and these cells are very easy to be destroyed. This happened to me when i started the gym. I didn't feel fatigued or anything else but the blood test results showed i had jaundice because of the intensity of the workout. Plus my hematocrit lvls are lower even from the lowest acceptable lvl. That means no donating my blood.


      Having this mutation, means i am the carrier of the severe form of Thalassemia or Mediterranean Anemia as we know it here in Greece. It's very important for future parents to do a blood test before they dicide to have a child because if the child inherits the affected gene from both parents, then the child will have serious health problems. It's treatable but not curable. Heck, the doctors say that it's better not to have a child at all if both future parents have this disorder.


      I belong to the Thalassemia minor group, so it's not affecting my health in such severity as other groups. Although i need to be more careful with my diet and i'm required to take folic acid pills, probably for the rest of my life and reduce the intensity of my workouts. I must do blood tests more often to measure my hematocrit lvls. Thank goodness i have no fear of needles. 


      So that's what i found out the last couple of days. I learned that i have to do check ups more often rather leaving that for years.  sweat_smile I'm stuborn as an mule in that part. 


      Take care guys. Cheers





    • Band news!

      2 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Alright, alright, alight!


      Hey ho, everyone! How are you? I hope you are doing great. 


      So, let's get right into it. The band is going very well, we are at the final stages of completing our new album. If you wish, you can follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. You can find our songs on Youtube as well.


      Hopefully by the end of the month, we'll have our photoshoot with the new members (including myself being new) and our first video clip for the new album. 


      Our band is very young to the Social Media world, so if you wish, please give us your support. It would mean a lot to me and to the band. 



      Cheers guys! We coming on stage with full force.  metal


    • Relaxing time is over

      2 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey hey everyone. How are you all?


      I'm back from vacation (really, i didn't go anywhere, i just burned my brains playing video games and going to the beach). And so relaxing time is over. Because i have a lot of work ahead of me from now on. 


      Remember when i told you of me joining the firefighters department? Well, it's not that easy as i thought. It'll take a lot of patience. 

      Since i have surpassed the age limit (18 - 26 years of age / I am 28), i am able to join the academy only by becoming a firefighter volunteer for 3 years, which automaticaly expands the age limit to 33 years of age and THEN i'll take the national exams to enter the academy. That means after 3 years, if i am successful at the exams, i'll barely be able to join the academy at the age of 31. And the years studying and training in the academy are 2.5 years.


      I know it's going to take long time to reach my goal, but i'm willing to take this path. I've got nothing to lose afterall. The more you offer for society the more rewards life will bring you along your way, right?


      Those are the news.


      Have a nice day.  smile


      Cheers!  beers

    • Decisions... Decisions...

      3 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey everyone! How are you? 


      I know it's been a while, i had some stuff to do and a lot of thinking of what the near future is going to be like for me.


      So. I have decided to give myself a second chance, meaning i'll take part next years national exams in order to try and pass at a specific academy i want to enter. 

      BACK TO THE SCHOOL DESKS!

      That academy is non other than the Firefighter's Academy. And soon enough i'll start training to be at my best physical form i've ever been in my life. I just realy hope they will accept me at this age. I'm 28 so... I don't know if it's that easy as i hope. But i'll try my best. 


      Even if i (hopefully not) fail, i'll still try to enter the department as a season firefighter. That only needs the physical exams by doing different sports in front of judges. 


      It's the only form of a job that is stable for life at this point of time. So literally i've got nothing to lose.


      I'll quit smoking for good this time. I'll check my eyesight and maybe i'll have eye laser surgery to rid the glasses once and for all (after 20 freaking years of near blindness).


      Plus i made my Youtube channel a gaming channel. There are not many gaming videos (only 2) due to technical problems and due to my pc being old (no money no honey). I know i'm not used to speaking in front of a camera (it's obvious in the videos), but i believe the more persistence, the more confident you get. Right?


      One more plan is to create my own woodworking workshop at my house. So soon, i'll create more stuff and post them here and at my DeviantArt profile page. Hopefully i'll start as soon as possible.


      Guys, i really hope you are doing well. 


      Cheers to you all.


      ~Evi



    • Life Journal Update #3

      4 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey everyone. How are you? 


      I hope you are doing well.


      It's been a long time since i updated my journal, so here goes.


      Ever since i stopped working at the school for the summer vacation, i've been looking for a job to pass the season with no success. And i've been trying out to sell my creations, also with no success. Now, i'm trying out my luck with Youtube and see where it goes. But until it gives decent paycheck, i'm still looking for a real job. 


      Heck, i even tried to contact the Firefighter's Academy and see if i could join the force. But nope, i was informed that i have to take part to the national school exams that happen every single year in order to enter a university (any university). I may be a music teacher but it's been 10 years since i took those exams and failed miserably. In a sense, i'm out of shape for studying high school lessons again. 

      Now why Firefighter? To continue my dad's legacy. My father is a retired firefighter and i wanted to give it a shot if it was possible. 


      A few days ago, i broke down, feeling so dissapointed and desperate for a sign... I felt lost. Because i try and try and try, and nothing comes out of it. 


      Yet, after that breaking point, i somehow felt reliefed and today i have this attitude of "no matter what happens, i'll get to where i want." 


      It was some sort of a cleansing experience. 


      Sometimes you have to break down in order to be stronger. There is no way that you can carry all this burden in you without breaking at some point. It is good to let it all out. Or else you'll lose it completely. 


      I'll keep trying and keep going forward, because why not? One day i will definitely reach my goals. Whatever life throws against me. 


      So guys, i want you to know that whatever you are going through in your life, don't give up. No matter what, don't give up. 


      Be true to yourselves, stand up for what is right. People may not like you for telling and speaking the truth, but you are not them. You are you and that's what matters. 


      Cheers to you all!  beers



    • School Year... Done

      5 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hello everyone.


      How are you? 


      So, this week is the last week at school and honestly i couldn't have ben happier. The only thing i need to do is the instrument presentation to the new future students and of the school and then i'm done. FIN! FINITO! FINISHED!


      "clears throat" Ahem... Excuse me... 


      Okay. Now i can finaly focus on what i must do to, maybe, change careers and i realised that with just a simple music diploma, i can't go and do anything. So i'm looking for ways to study with low to zero cost. And i'm between Marketing/Digital Marketing and Graphics Design or Consept Artist for animations, videos games, you name it, for undergraduate lvl. These are the aspects that interest me the most. So i'm aiming to get either a Associates degree or a Bachelor at best. 


      Other than that i still continue wokring on my art and woodcarving/woodworking and of course the band. 


      Those are the news from me. 


      I hope you have a great week. 


      Cheers to you all.  beers



    • Being gone for a few days

      5 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey everyone, how are you?


      I hope you are doing well.


      As the title says above, i had gone off the grid for a few days (except from the Saturday RT radio show), just to clear my head from a few things that keep happening in my work. I needed some time "alone" so to speak. 


      Things are not going so well and i have been feeling so stressed out, even my insomnia getting worse again. I am in a position right now that i don't know what to do. 


      To make a long story short, a few music colleagues are trying to turn the tables on them and only on them, literaly stealing the rightful working hours that myself and a most of the rest colleagues have fought so many years to even have the right to have them. 


      It was a messed up week the previous week, but i managed to stop the "first wave" but this week it's even worse. And i can't do this by myself. I can't take it upon myself to protect my own rightfully mine working hours but also and the others... It's too stressful....  disappointed


      I just want to take a pillow and scream my lungs out....  


      It makes me wonder sometimes, why do i even bother... 


      I seriously need vacations now.


      Tomorrow is a new day, i know. I just feel like shit this moment.


      Guys, please be nice and respectful to each other. Take care ok?


      Cheers to you all.

    • Starting small

      5 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey ho, y'all.  


      How are you? I hope you are doing fine. 


      It's been 3 weeks since my last journal so it's time to make another one.


      So... Exams. Aaaaah, the sweet season when students and teachers alike are bags full of anxiety and nervousness. It has began, and i already wish i had vacation... Oh well. Just a few more weeks and it's over.. Other than that, i'm glad this school year is almost over. It was one of the "bad" years in the job... I still look for a job abroad, so if anyone knows any company that take immigrants, please let me know so that i can send resumes and cover letters. Thanks.


      Rehearsals are going great, some lives are coming up. I'll post the announcement when the time comes. ;) Plus i'll soon be working on building a official website for the band. Wish me good luck to that.


      I'm also slowly and steadily receiving more and more orders from friends and their friends to make for them wooden jewelry. Soon i'll start making metal jewerly too. All i need is a good working space in my room and i'll start making more often and more things. :D 


      Well, that's all folks. For now. 


      I wish you a good day.


      Cheers to you all.  beers





    • CoffeeNut78 asked RogueMusicFreak a question

      What is the strangest dish you have ever eaten or made?

      Answered: May 17, 2017

      Chicken feet. My Greek grandma used to make them. It was not delicious, to tell you the truth. No meat whatsoever, just tendons and skin. 

    • Exam preparations + Band Rehearsals

      6 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey hey everyone.


      How are you all?


      This week is going to be all about exam preparations for the school i work at, and yeah.... Everything is upside down now. Me trying to make my students to take things seriously for once but i'm sure in the end they'll pull it off, since exams season is starting.


      Plus we are working on the final school concert and that is the most nerve recking thing we do every single year, showing off to the guests the progression of the students in their musical skills. We'll see how it goes this year. Hopefully better than last year.


      As for the band rehearsals, we doing great as a group. Each time we get together, the bond we have is getting stronger. Recordings for the new cd are going great and our band leader is already working for the third one. I tell him to slow down a bit, xD but his creativity is unreachable. 


      I hope you guys are doing great.


      Have a nice week. 


      Cheers


      P.S. Do you guys have a place where we can talk, like skype or oovoo? Let me know. I wish to get together like that too, instead of just chatting on RT Radio.  

  • Comments (6)

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      4 months ago

      Somehow we aren't friends yet.

      • RogueMusicFreak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Rhythm

        4 months ago

        I know right!? Request is accepted. :) 

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      6 months ago

      Thanks for the FR!  If you don't mind my asking, was it for any reason in particular?

      • RogueMusicFreak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Rhythm

        6 months ago

        You're welcome. No serious reason, no. I just like meeting new people and i saw you as a potential nice friend here on RT. Thanks for accepting my FR.  smile

    • LadyOddDuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Call Me Duck

      9 months ago

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      • RogueMusicFreak FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Rhythm

        9 months ago

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  • Questions answered by RogueMusicFreak

    Chicken feet. My Greek grandma used to make them. It was not delicious, to tell you the truth. No meat whatsoever, just tendons and skin.