So here is another Fall/Winter outfit idea and since there’s only much that can be said about a simple outfit I decided to switch things up, make it personal and give you guys another insight of who I am.
Here we go:
1. I was born and raised in Maputo-Mozambique, a relatively small and underdeveloped African country. Mozambique is beautiful and its coast is my favorite thing about it. Home is extremely hot though, boiling hot. I came to the UK to finish my studies and here is where I experienced real Winter. At first it was extremely hard, I thought I wouldn’t survive the coldest months and now that my body is well adapted, I wonder if I will survive Mozambique’s heat when I go back!
2. Mozambique was colonized by Portugal, therefore Portuguese is my first language and that’s why I have plenty of translated posts. I really enjoy being able to fluently speak a language other than English lol. Being able to speak Portuguese allows me to slightly understand Spanish due to numerous similarities and dear, I love sharing the language with Brazilians. Let me tell you, Brazilians are one of the most hilarious people on earth!
3. Speaking of coming to the UK to finish my studies, I just graduated in Chemical Engineering this past July. As many can easily tell, the degree has nothing to do with me nor with my interests. Coming from an underdeveloped country, the environment somewhat forces individuals to choose a degree ‘for the money’ which is sad yet is safest way to a steady income and overall good living.
I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be able to work in the field and just the thought of looking for a job soon cripples me. I am a creative at heart, obsessed with digital marketing so it’s hard to imagine myself deploying my energy into something far from it.
4.I lived in Malaysia for four years whilst doing the first half of my degree. I dropped out because of severe depression, rooted in the unhappiness with my course and some never-ending issues I had with the campus I lived in.
5.I get a mild anxiety if I don’t put out content be it here on the blog, Youtube or Instagram. My brain is filled with ideas and I feel as if it’s my duty to put them out on my platforms in order to inspire others. I admit that I can’t live without internet but simply because my creative outlets require it. However, if tomorrow I had to go somewhere with no internet and stay there for months I wouldn’t mind – I would easily disconnect, granted that my readers/viewers and followers knew about it.
6. I was born with extreme ‘bow legs’ (medical term is ‘Genu Vadum’ and it looks like this ). When I was 2 years old my parents decided to put me through an orthopedic surgery and I am so glad they did. I love my legs now and I couldn’t imagine them in a different shape. As a reminder of the procedure I have one incision in the middle of each leg, you can see it on the last photo of this post.
7. I was bullied in school for having a big forehead and constantly body shamed for being too skinny. Teens can be the devil, for real. However, there’s always a silver lining and now I’m beyond comfortable with my physical appearance. The bullying made me toughen-up and become super confident about all aspects of my mind, body and soul.
8. I love house music and all its layers so much, that I only prioritize going to live performances of DJ’s. I’ve seen Tiesto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia and Avicii. If I was given a free ticket to watch Beyonce’ or Adele, I’d sell it and buy one for Tomorrowland lol.
9. I am a very independent human being. Granted I have enough to distract myself with, I don’t really crave human company. This isn’t a surprise if you read Sweet Solitude. I enjoy wandering alone, and travelling alone only hurts when I need someone to take several pictures of me.
10. I’m an extroverted introvert – is that a thing? All I know is that in a group of people I’m very talkative, mega goofy and always cracking jokes. Yet, endless are the occasions in which I would rather be alone and completely avoid human contact. Can anyone relate? I’m sure yes, and if so – what are we?
Let me know what was the most surprising fact!