Salome Tchelidze

#KnowYourColleague – with this series of articles we highlight our colleagues’ hobbies and their stories. We aim to create a safe space where everyone is welcome to bond and share their adventures as we grow as a community.

Salome started earning money when she was a student, and although some jobs were temporary from the start, her main goal was to gain experience. Today, Salome works in sales at DevelopmentAid and enjoys communicating with people of different nationalities. 

In her free time, Salome tries to spend most of her time with her cute dog named Loa. Salome has a special connection with her dog. When she first saw her with her sisters, she immediately realized that it was HER to choose. Her dog Loa loves to ride in the car with Salome. She's completely different. She doesn't act like other dogs and doesn't like to cuddle or steal food. She is very gentle and quiet. 

The most difficult time for Salome was when she moved abroad to work for 6 months in mid-2023. She counted the days until she could return to Georgia and see Loa, her family and friends again. Living abroad, Salome realized that she could not live anywhere else. 

Salome studied piano for 9 years and then graduated from music school. Salome was very nervous before the concert; her hands shook every time because she was uncomfortable playing the piano in public places. She plays the piano very rarely now, but when she does, she enjoys it and it's a good way to relax. 

Now Salome is very interested in the digital sector and the IT industry. Although Salome has taken some courses in UI/UX design, she has no experience in it, so now it is just a hobby and whenever she has free time, Salome creates web and mobile designs. This could become an additional source of income in the future, and she plans to launch small projects as a freelancer. 

Salome also enjoys reading about astrology. Salome also likes to listen to the music of old artists. If it has been a stressful day, every time, no matter whether she is tired or not, she tries to come up with a good mood by listening to old singers. Sometimes they help her remember her childhood and help her think positively about her future. Salome also loves vintage things, in fact, anything that can take her thoughts back to childhood for a while. 

Salome also loves skiing. She was 14 years old when she first tried skiing and she still loves it. This is the only reason why Salome misses winter and only enjoys snow in the mountains.