Finally! I took the first step towards sharing my thoughts, life experiences and considerations with the world. WOOHOO! Ok, that was my attempt at making my post funny from the start – my best friend always advises me not to try to be comical because it isn’t my forte. I had to try tough! Not that I expect a large audience and, in all honesty, I have no experience in writing except for the essays I had to write to be able to graduate, the few Facebook posts I have shared now and then and the occasional email. By the way, it is still a mystery to me how I managed to be become an university graduate. My understanding of punctuation and prose is a bit rough ’round the edges; it also takes me quite a long time to interpret texts and to produce a piece.
To top it all off, my thoughts often go off on a tangent giving way to frustration and rant – such as now, can you tell? Oh!, did I mentioned English is my second language? I remember the ‘stomach flip’ feeling I got every single time I waited for my essay to be marked, I even remember me wondering how to properly write an essay. I’d say it took a few good mentors to help me see it through, for which I am most grateful! 🙂
Still, at this point in my life it feels good to express myself through writing, the fact that I am choosing to do it in English only reflects that I currently live in an English speaking country. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I do, however, believe in honesty and since this is my first post I considered fair to be open about my circumstances.
It is quite exciting to venture out to an unknown territory; it is offering me an opportunity for self-expression that is otherwise challenging in other aspects of my life. The speed at which everyone communicates verbally around me often saturates my mind and limits my capacity of reply, when this happens I get to use my secret weapons: lip reading, a smile, and a nod of my head. I also pull away one or two friends and make a smaller group. So you see, finding a quite moment for thought and self-expression never was as exciting for me as it is now, so that is that.
I guess what follows now is to say a few things about myself? I love music and I love to sing now and then, I even used to ‘sing for my supper’ and during that time I lived in Venezuela. Alike music, I enjoy quite a bit of video editing, my family and friends have enjoyed hours upon hours of home made movies – they all watched voluntarily, I swear! I love Astronomy, to watch the night sky during a crisp winter’s night and to hunt for the northern lights whenever there is an alert on the go. Natural and social sciences are both of personal interest too, along with all things that medicine has to offer (at least the one I can manage to understand). I love a good movie and TV series although I absolutely loath reality TV.
I am a wildflowers fanatic, with red poppies being my favorite flower. I have a designated patch in my garden for wildflowers and I am planning to expand it the following summer. I enjoy to forage summer berries to make jam for the winter months and to cook for my family from scratch whenever time allows. I am also on the hunt for new ways of economize our food supplies even if that means throwing odds and sods in a pan and pray for the best! But most of all, I like to stretch my mind and to spend time in the company of people who will help me to do so.
Phew! That wasn’t that hard, was it?
See you soon.