Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Little Known Facts About Me

Little Known Facts About Me

I thought I would take it easy for this post and do a little list of 10 little known facts about me. Then I  realised that I’m probably one of the most boring people to ever have existed and discovered that it was actually really quite difficult coming up with even 3 facts but I. DID. IT. So here are “10 Little Known Facts About Me”.

1. I did Judo. Once. I was the only girl and when it came to pairing up, much like with every time we were asked to pick partners in school, I was the odd one out. I think I was about 10 at the time but isn’t it funny how when you’re a kid you can just suss out right from the start whether someone or a group of people are right for you? I just couldn’t shake the feeling that if I went back I would yet again be left out so I quit. It wasn’t a big loss to me; I had no interest in sports of any kind and had no tolerance for martial arts. I don’t regret it either.

2. When I was a kid I used to fantasise about being a popstar and living in a mansion somewhere hot. It wasn’t so much the fame, money or the luxury that drew me in; it was the need to be recognised in a positive way (or just seen at all) and being able to live a life where I could escape from my past by moving as far away as possible.  If I’m completely honest; I still want that. I want people to see me for me and I want to be able to provide for myself despite being unwell.

3. I am double jointed. I only discovered this when I got my fingers jammed in a door and my fingers came out of it looking not unlike E.T’s. Turns out the joints had locked and because they were injured they were taking a little while to release and go back to normal.

4. I can also turn my tongue onto its side (both sides). How I discovered that is beyond me.

5. I can’t sleep if there is a mess. I have been known to tidy up friends’ bedrooms (or wherever we ended up sleeping) just to be able to sleep. I would ask permission first and they would be fine with it – it was freeing cleaning after all. They didn’t understand my need, this compulsion, to do so and neither did I until I started going to group sessions for anxiety and found out it was one of the traits that belongs to the OCD side of one of the forms of anxiety that I have.

6. Just over two years ago I won tickets to see Little Mix and One Direction at the Apple Music Festival in London. Aside from the anxiety and travel side of things (over 9 hours by coach and then another hour or so navigating the tube), it was an amazing experience.

7. That trip was also my first time away without my parents.

8. I have met Westlife, two of my favourite YouTubers/Vloggers (Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita) follow my personal Twitter and Lilly Singh (iisuperwomanii on YT) has mentioned me by name in one of her vlogsprobably about 2 years ago now. If you’re wondering why there is no link to said vlog; I don’t want my personal account to be associated with this blog as it takes away the whole “being anonymous” thing I have going on.

9. In school I chose to learn both French and Spanish. I learned how to speak French when I was 3 from educational TV shows and songs but no longer speak it or Spanish fluently. I loved being in those classes. Myself and one other girl ended up confusing the teacher we had as she taught both of the classes and we sat in the same seats for both lessons. It also didn’t help that one day a week she taught us French 2nd period and then Spanish 3rd after a break. I also know Portuguese and Italian through songs and translating Tweets on an account for my other website.

10. I don’t speak about it but I have PCoS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). It’s an absolute pain in the ass (well, ovaries and uterus). I was told at 14 after tests that I had it and it was a relief to know that the extremely horrendous pain I was feeling, the breaks in between periods and the amount of blood loss I was experiencing was actually down to a medical condition and not something being seriously wrong. I was on medication for about 7 years for it until they had to change it because it was deemed a health risk (links to causing cancer and , oh, death) and also would have been a lethal combination with the antidepressants I was prescribed at the time too. Fun.

I hope you enjoyed those facts and learned something about me that you didn’t before. Have you had similar experiences?


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