Hi! So as someone who is always committed and hates breaking promises (especially to myself), I thought I should write my monthly blog and tell you guys a bit more about myself.
I turned 26 ( I am still a teenager in my head) and thought to share 26 things about myself.
I am quite boring, so these might be your everyday things but nonetheless, welcome to my life, as a basic girl.
1. I love pasta.
Pasta might be the death of me! I love it in every shape, form or size. Spaghetti, penne, fusilli, macaroni, campanelle, tagliolini. I can even have it plain, hot, cold, big portion or bigger portion. It is one of my main weaknesses.
2. I am a born leader.
From a very young age, I have always found myself in leadership positions. It might seem like a minor but as I am growing, I am noticing this ability is intensifying and I love that for me.
3. I can not whistle.
I used to be able to whistle but one day I tried and realised I can no longer whistle. It seems like a minor, but I want to at least have the choice to whistle or not.
4. I am not a fan of cooking.
Ah yes, I know I have fallen short in the eyes of many aunties and men, but yes, I just do not enjoy cooking. I pray I get married to a man who loves cooking though, I will clean as he cooks.
5. I love dogs.
I have always known a dog will be my first “child” from a very young age, and I will even risk being a single mother for one. I have always dreamt of my future husband proposing with a puppy. Who knows?
6. I started reading Afrolit in 2016.
I was never actually a reader before, but I went through a phase where I had an identity crisis. I could only escape and find myself through books. So, I read and wrote and found myself. Funny, huh?
7. I love love!
I love it, believe in it and will have it. I have no doubt the kind of soft love I deserve is going to find me and I am super excited.
8. I do not have a sweet tooth.
Most of my weight gain is due to carbs (pasta mainly). I am not a fan of chocolate or sweet things. I can go months without. I am not that much into fizzy drinks. A sip of coca-cola will give me a sugar rush.
9. I love sunflowers.
I am highly allergic to pollen so I am very conscious and careful when it comes to flowers. Thank God sunflower have little to no pollen, and so do roses. I almost died after shooting the book review for Homegoing. The flowers affected me, my throat was closing up and I couldn’t breathe.
10. I have a “mild” lisp.
If you listen closely to my videos or when I am talking, you can pick it. My sister is the one who noticed on one of my videos.
11. I am a Christian.
My faith is very important to me. I struggled with my relationship with God for a while (and do sometimes) but each day I learn who I am to Him and what He says about me. It’s a journey.
12. I am a shoe size 6.
Apparently, a lot of us are this size because I always struggle finding nice shoes when it comes to my size.
13. I love sleep but it does not love me back.
I struggle with sleeping. Especially the last couple of weeks have been hard. I sleep at 11 pm and wake up at 3 am and that’s it. It might sound absurd to most people but I believe it’s God waking me up to work towards my purpose. And that I will do.
14. I love Issa Rae!
Issa Rae is who I have been wanting to be, becoming and will be! Not her like identity theft, but charisma, authenticity and focus. I really admire how far she has come with Awkward Black Girl to Insecure. She is my role model when it comes to my dream!
15. I have never had Weetabix.
I have no idea what it taste like but from how it looks, I do not think I will like it.
16. I am allergic to seafood but I love mussels.
Listen, they might be the death of me but I will die knowing my taste buds have known joy.
17. Sometimes I do not feel like reading.
This happens more than I would like to admit. I have moments when nothing makes sense and I just can not concentrate. I am trying to get out of that space now but it happens, A LOT.
18. I love The Office (USA)
I have watched The Office so many times I have lost count. It’s my go-to escape when I am feeling depressed or when I do not have anything else to watch. I like how each character holds the show in their own way, and yes, Jim and Pam’s love story is cute.
19. I love animation, especially Shrek.
The execution, the characters, the delivery!! It’s by far the best animation, and yes, I watch it after I watch a scary movie.
20. I hate horror movies.
I do not enjoy getting scared for fun.
21. I love going out on dates.
I am so looking forward to summer and finally being “allowed” to meet up and go out.
22. I am a dreamer and a doer.
I dream big and my dreams overwhelm me. They seem so unattainable. They scare me and at times I laugh at myself because, how dare I? But I know soon I will be laughing and thinking, I did that.
(P.S: I hate starting sentences with but, however, it was flowing so.)
23. My favourite colour is olive green.
24. I hate shorthand.
This is one of my pet peeves. I will respectfully blue tick you and go on with my life. I am already having trouble sorting my life out, I do not have the time to decipher your acronyms.
25. I know very basic Spanish and Romanian.
Took Spanish classes for a year and was going to intermediate class when COVID struck. Now I barely know how to ask about the weather. I have quite a few Romanians friends who teach me, you never know when it will come in handy.
26. I want to make a docuseries.
I have an amazing idea for a docuseries. I just need to get my stuff together and do it! Super excited about it.
So these are the things I could think about! If you found me interesting or not, please, be sure to check out my YouTube channel where I talk about African Literature. I am more “lively” there than I am on my blog.
Link to channel: Here