Words: @oliverinstead • Photos: David • Location: Royal Crescent, Bath
I have blogged much about my clothes, my travels and many other things I heart but I rarely ever write much about myself as a person with actual feelings, plans and ambitions. Yes, I have written one of these “about me” posts before but it desperately needs some updating now that I have some new readers so here are five quick, random facts about me.
As a child, I wished I had a little bro/sis because I’m just so paternal and would love to have a younger sibling that I could look after. Nowadays, I’m content with my elder sis’ three kids… although I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish I played a bigger and more present role in their childhood.
I struggle with three irrational fears: herpetophobia, trypophobia and thalassophobia/megalohydrothalassophobia. However, I conquered the last one earlier this year on a whale watching trip in New Zealand. Let’s just say it was an once-in-a-lifetime, out-of-body experience I will never forget.
I have always been fascinated by language and dreamed of speaking fluent English from a young age, hence my degree in Linguistics and the English Language but most people have no idea that I actually came to the UK initially to study Law.
Ever since I watched Kiki’s Delivery Service for the first time, I’ve had this idea of opening a bakery one day. As far as I’m concerned, it is still going to happen eventually and everyday I’m working closer towards that goal… Oh, I’ve even decided on the name! 😉
Since this is a personal style blog, here’s an obligatory fashion fact: growing up I suffered from severe lack of self-confidence. I figured the only way to overcome my self-doubt was to dress the best I could so I started taking interest in fashion. Long story short, what began as a front quickly developed into a genuine, fiery passion… something I cannot live without.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed these facts but enough of me, I want to hear your own weird (and I have no doubt, wonderful) facts! What phobia troubles you? Your childhood dreams? How about your dreams right now? Go on, spill!
P/S Sorry for a short post but this is only the first of two posts I have for you this week, yup… because I’m just feeling so bloggy and generous~