I have been blogging for two years or so and have written about my life so many times. Yet, I have realized that I have said really little about me. I mean, you don’t really know me that much besides what I show on my blog and Instagram. I am a bit nosy and love to know what’s going on in other’s life. So I figured you would too! So here are five things that you may not know about me!
1. I am left-handed
Like a tiny 10% of the global population, I am left-handed. Which has not always been easy. Any lefties amongst my readers? If yes, you know that the world is mostly thought by and for right-handers people. Quite often at least. And then you feel better when you see that world leaders and artists are very often lefties. Cough cough Obama, Michelangelo, Nadal. I wad never forced to write right-handed so at least, I have that! A little anecdote… when I was learning how to play the drums (oh, another fact you might not know about me), both the teacher and I were lefties but we did not know. Thus, he taught me as he would teach a right-handers while playing on the left side. So basically, I learnt by mirroring everything. It was quite funny when we realized that.
2. I spent most of my adult life abroad
I moved out when I was 18 to study in Lyon, in the south of France but did not stay there for very long. Indeed, I was studying languages and to me, the best way to learn was to simply go abroad. So I did. I spent one year in New Zealand, one year in Italy, went back to France for a semester then did an internship in London. I completed my master at the University of Edinburgh and have stayed in the United Kingdom ever since. It is most than just my adult life I have spent abroad, but most of my university years as well! I am in London right now and having a blast!
3. I started writing age 7
One of my childhood dream is to become a writer. I started writing little stories as young as seven years old! In middle high school, after reading fan fiction on the manga Naruto, I decided to get into that genre too! It started with a blog then went onto an official fan fiction website. As I was writing more and more, always moving away from the manga, my stories got more and more readers and I found out that I was actually pretty good at creative writing (in French though – I haven’t tried in English just yet). So I decided to start writing my own stories, with my own characters and plot. I remember sending the first chapter of a novel to a best-seller French author who loved it, which encouraged me even more. I have not been writing in a long time but the dream is still there and I really want to get back into it!
4. I got on the Instagram bandwagon pretty late
When I was in New Zealand, back in 2012, my flatmate was already on Instagram, posting photos of every meal. I did not understand it back then and it is only in 2015 when I randomly got onto social media as part as my internship in London that I came across Instagram and how powerful of a marketing tool it was. From there on, I started my own. The theme changed quite a lot over the past 2 years and a half, grew at a significant pace due to evenings and evenings of engaging with people and now allows me to work with some amazing brands!
5. I can’t stand the smell of rain, hot milk and melted butter
I have absolutely no idea why but this is a fact. Those smells make me cringe. Yes. The smell of rain… especially when it’s warm outside. I can’t explain it, I hate it. The same goes for melter butter, despite me baking quite often. As for milk… the taste of cold milk is horrendous to me, I can’t even describe the taste of hot milk on its own…. so imagine the smell… When I drink milk, it is in coffee or hot chocolate. I don’t know how people can just drink glasses of milk.
I hope you learnt something about me today. Did you know any of these? You might already! Tell me one thing about you I don’t know!
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