Hi, welcome to my blog and welcome to my about me page. I’ve decided to restart my blog, and with restarting a blog comes a re-fresh of the about me page!
I haven’t been on this blog since 2018 and I was welcomed with my old about me page, which reading made me feel nostalgic, in a place of familiarity, and proud of the person I was and who I have developed into.
It’s clear from the first line of my 2018 blog that one thing I have always hated is the narrative that your academic and work achievements define a part of your personality when everyone is clearly so much more than that. So here goes…an updated 2021 version of my about me (I feel nervous to write this!)
Who I am
I am Chloe, a 23 year old from London. I’ve lived here my whooole life (sadly), but have had some amazing opportunities to travel during and have seen some amazing places! I went to University in Southampton and had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Sydney for a semester. I currently work at a media agency called Mediahub.
I’m quite confident, although I definitely used to be much more confident than I am now, and when I’m comfortable in your company you’ll definitely know about it. I’ve realised recently I’m the kind of person that doesn’t really take shit from people and I’m not afraid to voice my opinions. Back in 2018 I said that I was a massive overthink-er and that definitely hasn’t changed!
One of my worst traits (I think) is my overthinking, (which I’m working on), always being late and caring too much about what other people think of me.
What I enjoy
I think this really depends on the day! During lockdown I’ve really enjoyed having a routine (I said this back in 2018) as it gives me a bit of a sense of purpose in the days that all seem to be merging into one.
Recently I’ve really started to enjoy reading (I never thought I would say that), throughout my life I would never have classed myself as a reader, but nowadays there is nothing I love more than getting into bed, lighting a candle and reading a book! I’ve been trying out all different types of books, books
that I tend to enjoy the most are memoirs (Educated by Tara Westover and Shoe Dog by Phil Knight are my favourites) and personal development books (Atomic Habits by James clear has changed my life).
Over the past 6 months I’ve mastered the art of remaining consistent with working out and improving in fitness now brings me SO MUCH JOY. I said in my 2018 about me that I wanted to get into cycling, and 2020 that came true! I started cycling with my uncle and exploring places all over Surrey during lockdown in 2020. There’s something about cycling that I almost find meditative, it’s can be so hard yet you’re so at peace. Love it. Running on the other hand, I still very much have a love hate relationship with – I’m not sure I’ll ever love it.
Travelling is also another thing I LOVE. I spend hours scouring google flights and sky scanner to find the most exotic places I can go on the cheapest budgets, I cannot wait for this pandemic to be over because then I AM OUT OF HERE. The most recent places I’ve travelled to and loved were Poland and Milan/Lake Como.
A few of my favourite things:
- Season: Still Autumn, I love the crisp Autumnal air, the beautiful sunsets and the cosiness of the days getting shorter.
- Food: Anything with sweet potato.
- Drink: Diet coke is up there, but also now red wine.
- Favourite place I’ve visited: I think Bellagio on Lake Como!
- Thing to do: Skiing! I loove skiing, I did a ski season from 2018-2019.
- Simple Pleasures: Singing in the shower/car, being near water/the sea, the feeling AFTER a run (but not the actual run).
- Things about me that surprise people: I’ve never drunk a coffee and I don’t have netflix.
What I don’t enjoy
Same as 2018. Bananas, loud eaters, slow drivers/walkers and having curly hair. Somethings never change. Oh, and public speaking.
Thanks for reading, Chloe x