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Self Love Tag

A couple days ago, a dear friend of mine tagged me in a post about Self Love. She answered 10 questions about herself, and now it’s my turn to do the same. It’s my first time doing something like this, and to be honest I’m not too sure how it’s gonna turn out, or if it’ll be at all interesting to read for you, but oh well I’ll give it a try! I’ll make sure to answer all the questions as honestly as possible, otherwise what’s the point? If you like these questions and wish to answer them yourselves as well, feel free to send them to me or to comment some answers, as I would love to read them! 



1.       What is one thing that is getting you down at the moment

I really don’t know. Honestly, I sometimes feel down and I don’t know why. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been feeling quite down or numb, not feeling anything and therefore not enjoying anything around me. I went to
Berlin for a week, and for most of it, it felt the same as being in my room staring at the wall. This lack of feeling and of appreciation gets me down, and makes me feel so guilty when I have absolutely nothing to be down about. I sometimes think it’s depression mocking me, reminding me that it’s always there and that it can never truly disappear, that it can come back in a heartbeat without me expecting it.

2.       What is something that makes you happy?

I apologise for the cheesiness of the answer, but my boyfriend makes me happy. I mean, I have many wonderful people in my life who support and love me, but of course having a boyfriend is different. He makes me feel special, needed and loved. He’s always there to pick me up when I get down and we have such an amazing relationship, he’s everything I could ever ask for.

3.       Name 3 guilty pleasures

I’m afraid I’m not gonna be very fun with this one, as I don’t think I really have any… Maybe listening to old French songs from the 80s? I also constantly rewatch my favourite tv series, that are often for teenage girls. Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl… I guess that counts as one!

4.       What one thing you would like to improve about yourself?

I would like to stop being lazy. I’m specifically talking about when I’m mentally okay, but I just can’t be bothered to do anything but stay on a couch on my laptop (like right now, actually). I’m even lazy to go see my friends most of the time. I’m just too lazy to do anything, especially when I have to do them on my own. I guess that’s also why I started blogging, I can now do something I like, and I don’t even have to get up!

5.       When was the last time you belly laughed?

The last time I properly laughed was in Berlin, actually, near the end of the holiday when I was having a proper girls’ night with my friends. The wine probably helped a bit…

6.       What is your biggest insecurity/fear?

I wouldn’t say that I have a big insecurity or fear at the moment about myself, but more that I’m afraid to lose the people I love. Every time a friend or family member boards a plane, a train or is away from me, I often think of the worst and think it might be the last time I ever speak to them. Thankfully, nothing like this has happened, and hopefully it will stay that way.

7.       Name a song that always cheers you up when you’re down

I don’t think I’m the only one like this, but I don’t really listen to cheery songs when I’m down. I do quite the opposite; I listen to sad songs to make me feel less lonely. I often listen to the song Nothing Left to Lose by The Pretty Reckless.

8.       Name 3 things you like about yourself

Physically, I like my skin. I am incredibly lucky to have always had clear skin, and to have very soft baby cheeks. I like how caring I am; now this also comes with a flaw, because I don’t think I’m caring enough with all my friends, but I do think that I put a lot of effort and love towards the people I care about, and who need it the most. Lastly, I like that I speak several languages, and that I’m still learning more. I speak French, English, Italian and am learning Spanish.

9.       What is an achievement that has made you proud of yourself this year?

I think I would say my blog. Not in the sense that I have many readers or anything like that, but that I put myself out there. I was really scared before starting it because of what other people might think. I’ve only told a certain number of friends for now, and I still haven’t told my family. But for the people who do know, they’ve been very positive about it and encouraging, which gives me the confidence to continue and be content with it. I was never someone very public and only used social media as a means to see what everybody else was doing, without ever posting anything myself. So this blog is really helping me grow and come out of my shell.

10.   Tell us your happiest memory?

I don’t think that this is my absolute happiest memory, but it’s the first one that came to my mind. It’s when I was in Vietnam for a cultural exchange, when I was 17 years old. I was on my friend’s motorcycle, we were driving in the centre of the city in the sun, and I looked up at the sky. I felt so peaceful and content, and I hadn’t felt that way in a loooong time. I honestly didn’t know what it felt like to be happy anymore, and that moment gave me a taste of it.

That’s all the questions answered, I hope you enjoyed reading them! Thank you to @mblog101 for the nomination, and I’ll pass it on to @LuluDigitale and @sophialeighblog !

Lots of love,

Comments

  1. I hope you feel better soon! You really shouldn't feel guilty, it's absolutely fine to not be all smiles all the time! You're so talented, I'm trying to learn a bit of French, but I need to stick to it xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Best of luck with your French, I hope you'll manage to stick to it :)

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  2. This is a great post, I hope you feel better soon :) xx

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