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.
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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!
Thanks a lot for stopping by! Hope you liked this post!
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I love the smell of rain. Maybe because I dont get to experience it much here in New Mexico.
I love the black and white striped jumpsuit! I feel bad that you hate the smell of rain and melted butter – those are two of my favorite!
I’m trying to picture the smell of milk and I honestly don’t think they smelly like anything haha. I love the fact that you’ve spent most of your adult life abroad cause it’s the same with me. Funny enough, I’m actually currently in the UK too – up north in Manchester and I visit London as often as I can cause I love big cities.
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These are interesting things about you! I always feel like we need some more things that can be adjusted for left handers (like those single seats in classrooms). Even though you’ve joined Instagram a bit later, at least you managed to build your profile up! Haha, I can’t stand the smell of rain either.. It just smells dirty??
Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me
Wow, that jumpsuit looks lovely, and it goes really well with the shoes! I love your look, girl!
That’s so cool that you’ve spent most of your life abroad! I’m not confident enough to do so, but it must be amazing to learn and adapt to loads of different cultures.
I cannot stand the smell of hot milk, either. To be honest I’m not very fond of milk in general (unless it’s used in hot chocolate!)
Okay so one thing about me is… I used to play the piano! 🙂
I won’t drink milk either. How fun to have so much time abroad. And Edinburgh is a gorgeous city! My youngest has been asking to go to London.
I love your combi <3
La Robe Noire
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Thank you sharing and allowing us to get to know you. I love the pictures and the shoes. Yes the one thing I would like to share is I love shoes. When I meet people I look at their shoes. Sometimes you can tell alot about people by their shoes.
I was very late to the Instagram party as well! Cool facts that paint a picture of your unique perspective on things ?
Love this “get to know me” post. It was fun learning about you!! What you don;’t know is that I gave birth to both my children from home, naturally without medication. Loved the empowering experience of birth.
I love London! I will be there in Sept we should meet up! xo, Suzanne
I. Love the rain and the smell also why would you not like that? It is nice to be able to know more about you and be able to understand more.
This is such an interesting post, I love hearing different facts about people! I’m the same with milk, I absolutely hate the taste of it on its own and only have it in cereal and tea/coffee etc xx
I loved finding more out about you! I can’t believe you hate the smell of rain.. I love it haha. I’m absolutely loving how you’ve styled this jumpsuit!
Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk
I really enjoyed reading this! I think that’s so cool that you found your passion at 7 years old. I love creative writing as well! I’m obsessed with your outfit! Those shoes are such a pretty colour!
These photos are gorgeous! I was late on the Instagram band-wagon too, but I love the smell of melted butter haha! I love this kind of post, great to get to know you a little better!
Sophie – https://sophiehearts.net x
Ergh milk. I have no idea how people can just drink glasses of it! Love the smell of rain though, it feels cleansing to me somehow
I’m with you on the smell of milk and melted butter it’s disgusting! I can’t drink milk either it’s always made me feel sick ever since I was a child the only time I have milk is a milkshake which is very rare or in hot chocolate! This was so interesting to read, I’d love to be able to visit New Zealand!
Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
With the hot milk I totally understand – the smell is just not nice. I loved finding out some more things about you. It’s always nice getting to know the person behind the blog.
I love the small of rain but agree with you about the melted butter. I absolutely love the smell of petrol and the Guardians of the Galaxy bath bomb from Lush.
(Also obsessed with your shoes. Am browsing their website as I type!)
Louisa | http://www.loubeeloublogs.co.uk
I love that you lived in France, that’s one place I wouldn’t mind living haha I love France so much. Great post, so interesting! x
Gonna recommend my girlfriend this blog for sure. She will love it. Thanks 🙂
Sounds like you’ve been to some amazing countries, I also hate the smell of melted butter & loive these kinda posts because I’m a bit nosey!
I love writing, too, and I’m always coming up with short story ideas that I never get around to writing unfortunately. I used to love writing and reading fanfiction when I was a teenager, and I’m sad I fell out of that community! I miss it!
Beka | astrobeks.wordpress.com
Love these get to know you posts! That’s so cool that you’ve spent most of your adult life abroad! 🙂
I’m left hand as well and at home, it was never an issue because my mother and brother are lefties too (weird) but outside of that I always had to readjust to how which made me do a lot of things like a right-handed person except for writing. Also, it’s so cool that you’ve spent a lot of time abroad, sounds great to me. Loving your outfit!
I love finding more out about other writers. I feel like I have been pretty late to every big social media hit. I love the smell of rain but don’t like the smell of melted butter or popcorn jelly bellys. Yuck lol
London is such a vibrant city! I really enjoyed reading this. Love your jumpsuit by the way!
I can see you have a great fashion sense. Combination of color and style really matched, love it. Rock on gal!
Sounds like an interesting life. How did you find it being abroad? We are currently teaching in Qatar and considering bringing up children as an expat
That’s cool that you’ve lived so much of your life abroad. I currently have been in Spain for two years. It can be hard some days, but it’s also a very cool experience.
I never really thought about it but I love the smell of rain 🙂 on a summers day, that’s damp earthy smell is the best haha. I love your instagram so better late than never!
I hate the smell of melted butter too! It actually makes me feel ill!
Fun facts! The smell of melted butter, huh? You’re silly…love the energy-filled pics of you!
It’s great to get to know you better! I’m a lefty too, but I LOVE the smell of rain, even though I’ll take the sunshine any day! 🙂 Fun post to read. Thanks!
interesting facts! Is your first language French then? I wish my French was better (i am trying) it is the prettiest language. My boyfriend loveeees Naruto. One of my favourite smells ever is rain haha it is funny how people can be so different x
LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT PLAYSUIT.
I love posts like this, such a fun way to get to know you more! I’m also left-handed, as is my Mum, and my Grandma was too – I think my son is too as he does everything with his left hand – yay! I do love the smell of rain though…
Wow! You’ve really been to a lot of places. I love travelling but I really do want to residenin one country for a long period of time to pearn the language. Right now I am studying French here in Canada.
I love to read things like this. I started IG pretty late too… May of 2015.
I started writing at five years old! I wrote this poem called the Sounds of America about people making music with buckets. I have no idea what inspired that poem, but I’ve been writing ever since. You should try some English creative writing — I’d love to read it.
Thanks for sharing! x
Oh, I like the smell of butter, haha! Lucky you for being able to study abroad at the age of 18, not many have that opportunity. 😉 Love your crossbody bag!
Fellow leftie here! I used to be ambidextrous but my mum said my school made me choose a hand when I was really young (I have zero recollection of this) and I opted for my left. I love the smell of rain though. I have absolutely no idea why. It’s amazing you’ve spent so much time abroad! x
I love the smell of rain, but I am not sure about the butter. I love the combination of attire. thank you for sharing your words 🙂
I love this! I am super nosy so always like to learn things about other people! The smell of hot butter? That’s so random! I don’t like the taste of melted butter but I like it chilled, weird!
What an interest post! Wow, I never knew people could cringe at these smells. Its raining now, so I opened my window to let in the breeze. I love the smell! Haha, I liked reading this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
These are neat facts about you!! I wish I liked reading and writing when I was young. Didn’t really get into it til my 30s
All I can say is that you are GORGEOUS and I like the fact that you went abroad to study. You got to try new things and learn to adapt to different cultures.
We have several in our family that are of their right mind (aka left-handed) including myself and one of my children. You probably don’t know, I hate anything Mint. I even got an immediate migraine and had to be treated for it from the smell of candy canes when this kids all opened the ones they were given at school when they got in the van after school one day!
I love posts like this where you get to know someone a little better. I also love your outfit, you look great x
I love the smell of rain……grew up near Seattle….loved this article.
I love the smell of rain. Maybe because I dont get to experience it much here in India.
It’s really interesting that you spent so much time abroad. I would love to live abroad and soak up another culture, I think that would be an amazing experience!
Ohhhh you were sent abroad when you reached 18? I wonder if I can do that to my daughter. I mean I want her to have the best education, but I dunno if I can stand the emotional and physical separation haha
I love these post about the author of the blog. It makes the posts more personal and give us a sense that we are able to connect to the author rather than just a blog.
Btw, my zodiac sign is the same as my name.
Absolutely loving your outfit here! Also, it’s so amazing how you have travelled and ate continuously traveling so much- this was super fun to read! xx
Interesting facts! + Lovely pictures!