About Me – The Face Behind The Blog

I recently reached 100 on Instagram (and am nearing 100 on my blog!) and realised a lot of my followers don’t know me personally, so what a perfect time to do an about me?

I recently put a question box on my Instagram stories asking what you want to know, so this post is going to be a combination of those questions and general ‘about me’ questions. I hope you enjoy!

Where are you from?

I’m of Mediterranean heritage: despite being born and bred in London (and I love London with all my heart), that’s the only thing that makes me British! My parents are from Portugal and Italy. My culture is such an important part of my life, from food, to traditions, to what family means to me, so it wouldn’t be an about me without probably one of the most important parts!

What do you study and do you have plans after uni?

I am doing an English Language and Linguistics degree at the moment and I love it! My plans for after uni at the moment are either to take a PGCE in teaching or some sort of teacher training, or find a job related to writing/blogging (in journalism of some sort, for example). I don’t have anything set in stone at the moment – you can’t really plan anything in this current climate!

Where have you travelled to?

I have been to 7 countries (off the top of my head anyway!). I have been to Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece, The Netherlands, Germany and France. I love travelling and have seen some really beautiful places. I have so many more places I want to visit and seeing these places is a huge life goal of mine.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I love blogging and wish I had more time for it! It’s a great creative outlet and allows me to really just relax and write about whatever I want. I also love watching TV and Youtube – it’s probably the most relaxing activity I do! Before anything I’m nervous for, I’ll calm myself down by distracting myself with a video or show. On the flip side, I love exploring new places around my area – despite living in London, I feel there’s so many places I haven’t seen!

What goals do I have for my blog?

I started my blog mainly for me – as I’ve said in previous posts, starting a blog is something I’ve been wanting to do for years, but I never mustered up the courage to do it. Although it’s been a year since I created this space, it will be a year in January since I’ve been actually writing on it, and I haven’t missed a week since. Blogging has grown to be a part of me now, and something I genuinely love to do. I want my blog to be a relatable space, where people can have a quick read, have a laugh, maybe learn something, but most of all, be inspired in any shape or form. I suppose my biggest goal is that I’d love to grow a wider audience for my blog in the future and just make this blog a good, positive space for all – something that people can really look to.

Favourite item in your wardrobe?

This is a hard one! The only way I could possibly think about doing this is by category. I change my favourites quite often, but these are my current favourites:

Shoes: AF1’s, of course. They just go with everything! Closely followed by a pair of Malone Souliers’ I got on sale a year or so ago that I’m saving for a special occasion.

Clothing: off the top of my head, probably this black Topshop satin slip dress – again, it goes with everything and you can make it casual or dressy. I got it a while back but just love the way it looks on me.

Bag: my mum’s old 90’s-style shoulder bag – my mum was quite the fashion icon!

And that’s it! I would love to know a bit about you (if you feel comfortable sharing) but otherwise, I hope you enjoyed getting to know a bit about me! Thank you so much for reading, and stay safe x

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3 thoughts on “About Me – The Face Behind The Blog

  1. Really enjoyed reading this and getting to know you a lot more Monica❤️ Blogging for me is also such a creative outlet and I wish I had lots of time to dedicate to it also

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