Lepota & Zdravlje: Minister from another angle
April 20 2018 | Belgrade
“My job is connected to high politics, both in the international sense and in the sense of internal reforms. Everything reflects on the process of European integration, which demands a quick, clear and efficient reaction. Much of it is invisible to the wider public, but the results, both good and bad, are quickly felt. I am a person of action; I am very organised and not prone to catastrophic perceptions. There is always a solution, more or less efficient, so I never make a drama. Only imprecision and bad improvisation can tick me off. It is important to me that I can say at any moment that I have acted in the best interest of the citizens and the country I represent and that I work for. I expect the same from others. I often joke with my associates that every day we have a new tour - new adventure (laughs), it is important that we firmly “anchor” the interests of the citizens and the country. Sometimes circumstances require a lot of contacts, lobbying and swift reactions, even on weekends and holidays. I am usually at home after work, although I also have obligations relating to my doctoral studies, so I attend lectures as well. I like to walk, sometimes I walk a considerable distance in heels, although heels are getting lower as the years go by (laughs). I also like to have a quiet cup of coffee with people close to me - it relaxes me. But I also often sit in a café by myself and browse through a magazine.
Weekends are mostly reserved for family activities. I usually rush to see my nephew Relja, who is five years old and who is a great source of positive vibrations. I am a true aunt who follows all new cartoon characters with him, enjoys playing with toy cars and other interesting and educational toys.”
“I always find time for reading, too. I read everything. I also find time to go to the hairdresser’s or to a beauty salon. Unfortunately, I have less and less time for socialising with my friends, now and then I organise a “quick” coffee. I feel most relaxed at home, in a track suit, just as most women do, although the suitcase for a sudden business trip is always close by. Since I often go on business trips, it happens that we stumble over unpacked suitcases from the previous trips, lying around the house, while I pack for a new one. In my suitcase, I always carry cosmetics, probably more than I really need, books that I read on the plane or at the airports, and as a must - a dry shampoo, since I don’t always have time to go to the hairdresser’s while on the trip”.
Source: Lepota & Zdravlje Magazine