Interesting Facts About Me
If you’ve been through my website for some time, or even if this is your first time coming across my site, you may be wondering “who even is this person?” I know those are some of my thoughts whenever I go into someone else’s website. Therefore, I thought it could be a fun idea to talk to you guys about some interesting facts about me.
Some of those are normal things that I’m pretty sure everyone does or have been through it, and some other things are a little more personal. So, with that being said, let’s get into this!
PS: as you read along this post, I would love to see some of your interesting facts about yourself. So, please don’t hesitate and flood that comment section with things that you think are interesting things that you would like other people to know about yourself as well.
Fact #1: English Isn’t My First Language
So far, I think some of you might have noticed for the way I write and express myself. Some people think my English is quite good, while others…they don’t really agree. I must say, for English not to be my first language, I think I’m doing really good thus far.
I actually learned English on my own by watching every TV show in English, listening to English music and reading English-based books. That’s it. That’s all it took for me to have this language as my co-dependent strategy when it comes to work, or communicating with other people. Thanks to this, I have actually made some really amazing friends throughout the years that have only helped me improve my writing skills as well as my way of pronouncing some words.
If I’m being honest, I’d rather stay writing in this wonderful language than being constantly anxious due to me not knowing if I’m spelling words wrong or right while making actual conversations.
Fact #2: I’m An Introvert
Again, this may not be a shocker for some people, but I really am an introvert. I may seem really sociable on my blogs and in social media, but in reality, I can’t stand being outside of my comfort zone. I don’t like going out for long periods of time (unless is a doctor’s appointment), I don’t like drinking, I prefer staying at home reading or listening to music, but anything that relays on having to interact with other people is just a big no for me.
Fact #3 I Have An Addiction
Most people would read that sentence and immediately their minds go towards drug addiction. Thankfully, this is not the case.
Addictions come in so many forms such as:
- Impulsive shopping
The list goes on and on.
What is my addiction you may ask? TV shows.
Yes, you heard that right. For example, if I start a brand new show, I feel the impulse to either finish the first season in just one watch or, do it in the next two days. I mean, I did watch all 19 seasons of Law and Order: SVU in just two months. That’s over 300+ episodes. Thought the show is on its 21st season, I still religiously watch it, and I even try to watch a couple of episodes or even just one each day.
I have been like this for the last couple of years. It’s not as bad as drug addictions, obviously, but it is still one that I’m working towards managing it better.
Fact #4 I’m Partially Blind
You may be asking how the hell does that work since I’m working on a website, right? Well, I don’t know that myself. I guess is my willing to learn, communicate and express myself that helps me and motivates me.
When I said I’m partially blind, I mean that I can’t see anything from one of my eyes, and from the other one, I only see everything as if you were looking throughout a glass full of water.
I can’t drive. I can’t fully see my surroundings. I can’t confidently walk without feeling like I might fall down a flight of stairs or anything like that. It’s honestly a daily struggle and sadly there’s no cure for the condition that I have, which is retinopathy. There are treatments (laser, eye injection, surgery) I’ve been through them all and I still lost the vision from one of my eyes. Right now, I’m just trying my best not to lose my eyesight on my other eye so I don’t go completely blind.
Fact #5 I Didn’t Finish College
Yes, I did spend almost four years in college but I never had the chance to finish what I was aiming for.
I started out taking nursing classes until I realized I didn’t like it and I was only doing it for other people (not a good thing, being a people pleaser) I later on changed careers into something I really liked, something that I could relate to and something that I was passionate about: psychology.
Though, it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. When I went to get an orientation for the career change I was doing, and what the counselor thought about, was a huge step. He told me psychology was going to take me some time and that it would’ve been better to make a bachelor’s degree in social work so I could take a minor concentration on psychology, and I could continue with my career later on.
It was a good deal for me. I would get a bachelors degree on social work and I could continue and earn my PsyD (doctor on psychology). Sadly, things changed and my health started declining (along with other catastrophic incidents) and I had to pause everything. I would still love to earn my degree on psychology, but for now I just can’t.
What I’ve Learned
While doing this “interesting facts about me” post I realized that you don’t need to have a degree, nor certain knowledge on something, or even be completely healthy to achieve success.
Success is not something that happens overnight. It takes time and effort, but regardless of that, anyone can achieve whatever it is that you desire to be, or do. We’re all struggling in our own lives and sometimes the smallest things can make us feel accomplished. You woke up and got out of bed? That’s a huge accomplishment. You don’t give yourself enough credit. You deserve it.
I’m extremely curious to know what are some interesting facts about you as well, so if you’d like to share them with me, then please do in the comment section down below.