Do you ever start something but don’t quite finish it? Like clearing out your wardrobe, or writing half an email then letting it sit in “drafts” for 6 months before you actually hit send? Please say yes and make me feel a bit better, because that’s me to a tee, that’s my thing. I jump about from project to project work wise, I have various groups of close friends instead of one best friend, and my wardrobe has always been a complete mishmash of styles, meaning it’s perfectly plausible for me to look European chic one day, yet like a 16 year old girl coming out of gym class the next.
But instead of letting the inconsistency in my life drive me crazy, I embrace it. I’ve thrown the words erratic and unpredictable out the window, and welcomed variety, spontaneity and opportunity.
Why am I rambling about this? Because, in a kind of contrived way, it’s the same premise that is behind this blog. I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time now, but hummed and hawed as I couldn’t decide what to write about. Music? Travel? Food? I was enthusiastic about all of them yet about none of them, all at the same time. That’s when I realised I didn’t need to pick just one thing. The idea of this blog is that I can do what I do best, be a jack of all trades, and a master of none, writing “A Little Bit About” whatever takes my fancy that week.
The thing is you see, writing this blog is my attempt at a new hobby (my old hobby – watching Netflix non-stop – has encountered somewhat of a hurdle due to an ongoing Wi-Fi issue in my new house). It’s my way to stay sane, considering I currently live abroad and spend all day every day speaking a foreign language and quite frankly….I miss getting to talk in English.
So here it goes, my very first blog post. Albeit I’d liked to have kick started by writing about something significant, something mind-altering which catches everyone’s attention and goes viral within minutes, the reality is I’m going to start with what I know best: me. Being the hopeful person I am, I’ll do a quick intro to myself, just in case, anyone but my closest friends (who naturally will be forced to follow my blog and pretend they find it interesting) stumble upon this.
How would I describe myself? I’m part Bridget Jones (in a big pants at inappropriate times kind of way) and part Hermione Granger (where there’s a fine line between being a perfectionist and just plain annoying). But aspiring to be Carrie Bradshaw (in the independent woman in the big city kind of way), Lorelai Gilmore (in the staple of her community kind of way) and Rachel from Friends (in the all-round nice girl who eventually gets together with the love of her life kind of way).
You can probably also tell from my 90s and 00s references that I’m in my late 20s (you’ll soon learn that subtlety isn’t my strong point) and partial to a cheesy rom-com. What else? I’m a people person who always has to talk to fill awkward silences, I find myself in ludicrous situations on a daily basis and I’m ridiculously sensitive to caffeine (I’ve only had 3 hours sleep today because yesterday at lunch time I had 2 cans of Coca-Cola then a cup of tea….). Oh, and lactose gives me migraines (a fact I once embarrassingly used at a round table event with the Directors of the company I worked in because I was put on the spot to tell everyone an interesting thing about myself that no one would know). Exhibit A of aforementioned ludicrous situations…
I could go on and on (another fabulous trait of mine) but for now I think I’ll leave it at that. A Little Bit About me.