Or should I say, the face behind the page…
I’m sure you get what I mean!
As with many blogs and pages on social, when it comes to covering topics that are considered taboo we tend to hide behind the profile in fear of perhaps being shamed, or in some cases embarrassed.
Originally I set up my blog to be anonymous, giving words of wisdoms and (hopefully) helpful advice when it comes to managing your mental health.
I didn’t want myself to be the focus as helping others is my main priority.
Yet sometimes seeing a face of someone going through what you’re going through can be relieving, especially when it’s unexpected!
So to get more acquainted with you all I’m sharing 7 facts about myself that you may, or may not already know! (In most cases it would be the latter of the two!)
7 Facts About The Author of The K Conversation Blog
1. I am Disney OBSESSED!
Anybody that knows me knows that I LOVE Disney! I have countless Disney themed mugs, clothes and even toys from Simba and Eeyore to Stitch, Bullseye and even Cogsworth.
My top two Disney films are The Lion King and Beauty & the Beast – one of my nieces calls me Princess Auntie Belle and it melts my heart!
For me Disney is my safe haven; it’s something that totally switches my mood and gives me comfort!
2. I’m also OBSESSED with bears
Bears are just the cutest, who doesn’t love them!
For me, bears are my loves in life and I think they’re my spirit animal! By this I mean in the sense of, they appear soft and cuddly on the surface but have a ferocious side too – only when needed of course!
My absolute faves are polar bears, and I pay monthly to help protect them! But in all honesty I love all bears they’re just the sweetest and instantly bring a smile to my face when I look at them.
3. Leopard print is my favourite colour
This is a saying I absolute love, and it’s true leopard print is my favourite!
From a young age I’ve always been a fan of the print and it’s something I’ve continued loving as I’ve got older! But we’re not talking the classic Kat Slater type, nope I prefer my print a bit classier than that – no offence!
4. I’m a lefty that can be slightly ambidextrous
Most people are shocked that I’m left handed, especially people I work with as they’re used to seeing me use a mouse with my right hand, use my phone with my right hand. Yet I don’t think they were paying attention when I picked up a pen – as I certainly cannot write with both hands!
As a child I remember being 1 out of 2 in the whole class that was a ‘lefty’. For some reason it made me feel weird and odd compared to everyone else as I was ‘different’. I always dreaded asking for the green and yellow scissors when it came to art class, as other kids would roll their eyes and say: only strange people use THOSE scissors! Kids can be cruel and their honesty is brutal.
So I tried to use my right hand when it came to sports and other social activities, with the hope to ‘fit in’ – silly now I know!
5. I supposedly have Mediterranean blood
When I was a baby I was born with a Mongolian Blue Spot which is a pigmented birthmark. This mark is common with babies that are of: Asian, Hispanic, Native American, African or East Asian descent.
A few years ago I did an Ancestory DNA test and it said I had over 20 countries listed (who doesn’t right!) My top three countries from my DNA were:
I would LOVE to find out the history of my family – I just find that fascinating!
6. My dog is my world
We have a family dog and she is my absolute world. Our crazy, loving yellow Labrador (I’ll keep her name private for now) has the biggest heart and she always keeps me smiling.
I’ve always loved dogs, but having one has upped my expectations and admiration for our fun, loving, furry four legged friends.
Honestly, I can see why they say dogs are a man’s best friend – their loyalty is faultless and they really are the best!
Well, I think my dog is – but I’m sure all dog owners think theirs is the best!
7. I’ve had therapy, but it didn’t work…
After intense suicidal thoughts became too much for me to take, I self referred myself for help!
For me, it was the HARDEST thing I’ve ever had to do as it goes against everything I stand for. I’m someone who helps others and deals with my problems solo; I don’t burden others and put my problems on them. That’s just how I would operate – and still kinda do.
Yet whilst therapy didn’t work for me, as I was told that apparently my mind is too strong which made me a confusing case. I did pick up several tips along the way that help me to cope and I wish to share them in the hope of helping others!
So there you have it that’s 7 facts about me.
I tried to pick a fair amount as one: I’m pretty boring, so there’s not many fascinating facts. But also, writing a blog solely about myself isn’t my usual style as I don’t want the focus on me.
However, I hope by showing a somewhat friendly face as someone who has struggles with their mental health, will help others. Whilst also reminding you that you are not alone in how you feel! There are others who WILL understand and they’ll support you.