Let’s get real. 90% of the time, when you are reading someone’s blog post, you have no idea what are they really like. I mean, of course, you can read their “About me” page, but that’s like 3 rows of information. Can you really know someone from just that? I think not.
Thus, with the intention of you getting to know me better, I will list a few things about me (with the possibility of a part 2, somewhere in the future).
- I love owls
Maybe it was the Harry Potter influence (I’m also a huge Harry Potter nerd, but that’s a story for another time), or maybe it was the owl trend which I think started at the beginning of last year, I don’t know. But it stuck to me like glue on paper. As a consequence, I own several owl plushies (which I got from my boyfriend, thank you babe), a few pieces of statement jewelry, a cute notebook with an owl on the cover, a few owl mugs and several scarves with owl prints (a few for summer and a few for winter, so I never run out of owl scarves, of course :P)
- I love school (yes, really)
As my Instagram bio says, I’m an avid learner. I really enjoy expanding my knowledge, and as I often say, I want to know a little bit of absolutely everything. It feels nice to be able to maintain a conversation on most subjects, with different types of people, in different kinds of environments, and I’m (shamelessly) proud to say that I consider myself as a well-read woman. What makes me sad, on the other hand, is that in “this day and age” (to sound like my grandma), well-read people and a vast knowledge aren’t valued like they should be, and this is what drives people away from books and theaters.
- Interior design always had my interest
When I was little, I was so convinced that I wanted to be a lawyer! Later, when I grew up, I decided I wanted to be a doctor (given the fact that this change happened when I was about 13-14, this prompted me to choose my high school accordingly, so I studied biology and chemistry). In my senior year of high school, I swiftly shifted, and decided to go to Law school (which is still in progress).
Throughout these years, I was also considering becoming an Architect (weird, right?). However, I never shared that with anyone, because I thought it sounded silly. I was so afraid of maths and exact calculations, so I decided to throw the idea under the rug and move on. The really silly part is that, what I was actually drawn to was the designing part, not necessarily the building part. Maybe I’ll take an interior design course, who knows? After all, creativity is a trait which is more and more appreciated, why not practice it?
- I have a cat and 2 turtles
My cat’s name is Seth (named after the Egyptian god of destruction, because he kept chewing and ruining my headphones, chargers and any other cables he could find, so the name seemed fitting), and the turtles are called Duracell (no explanation needed, I believe) and Spot (I know, dog name, but he has three cute black spots on his back and Spot is the only thing we’ve called him since we brought him home). I love all of them and I keep trying to take their picture, but it’s like I have bells on me when I pick the phone – they start running all over the place like I have a gun on them… (but I guess that’s every pet owner’s issue, right?).
- I have really bad blood circulation
I would get cold hands and cold feet no matter the season. In the summer I always sleep under a blanket (or even just a sheet, I just need something to cover myself with during the night), and 8-9 months per year, I sleep with socks. You can always find socks near my bed, or fuzzy slippers around the house – they’re a serious necessity. Other than my extremities, I’m fine 🙂
- I’ve considered creating a YouTube channel
I was following a few booktubers on YouTube, and I thought “hey, this strikes home, I could do that because I love reading”, but then I looked in the mirror and decided that my face wasn’t meant for filming :)) – in all seriousness now, I’m very self-conscious about my face, since I’ve had acne problems my entire life, so going public with my face is not an option.
- I have a great relationship with my sister
The age difference between us is small (2 years), so we were kind of going through the same stuff almost at the same time. Granted, this meant that our parents had to deal with not one, but two teenage girls for almost 6 years, which is hard to imagine and, also, worthy of appreciation.
Going through the same stuff together helped us bond and communicate over the years – you cannot fabricate this kind of relationship, we had 20 years to build it and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Sure, we’re all grown up now, I moved out of my parents’ house and she stills lives with them, but everytime we hang out we pick everything right where we left off (also, we tag one another in memes).
- This is my third blog
I’ve had two other attempts at blogging – one when I was starting high school, which was mostly focused on my experience, my thoughts, sort of an online diary, and one in my first year of college, which was mostly product review-based. Both of these blogs taught me what I do and do not want and, also, what I should and should not do. Trial and error is a real thing, whether you like it or not, and it’s always better to try and fail, than never try at all.
- I’m a sucker for science-fiction
You name it, I’ve seen it or read it. Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Divergent, Perry Jackson, every book by Stephen King, and the list goes on. If there is one thing I know for sure, that is that I have always loved how I can escape the real world by just flipping a few pages or pressing “Play” on my computer. I’m not really a sucker for romance books or movies, but the science fiction ones have always caught my interest.
- Helping others makes me warm and fuzzy
I love doing good deeds. I want to help others as much as I can and I want others to know they can count on me. Being a loyal person means a lot to me, so I’m striving to be the best version of me I can be. That way, people around me can see me as the loving person that I am, and they’ll know they can always trust I’ll help them when they will need it.