Hello and happy Friday. The year is almost over, which means that soon we’ll go back to the regular blogging schedule. In that holiday spirit we’re in, I thought about giving you a little present. Given that I’ve been 24 years old for a while, I wanted to share with you twenty-four facts about me. Let’s get started, shall we?
1. My name is Camila
You may know that already judging by the name of this blog. It’s spelled with one “L” and most English speakers mispronounce it.
2. I am Colombian and American
I was born in Arlington, Virgina, in the U.S because my parents were living and working there at the moment. They, however, are Colombian, which makes me Colombian as well. In other words, I’m American born and Colombian raised.
3. I am a teacher
This is something else that seems obvious to some people, given that on Wednesdays I blog about teaching, but it’s something not everyone knows about me. I am a school teacher and have been for the past year and a half. I teach English as a second language, and would like to work with students who have emotional and behavioral disorders sometime in the future.
4. I speak Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese
Spanish is my first language, but English is a close second. I’ve spoken English since I was four years old. I learned French while I was at school, and my main motivation at first was the fact that my best friend was taking classes. It then came in handy when I started my major and saved me a lot of time. I’ve recently started taking Portuguese classes and I find the language very easy to learn.
5. I’m tattooed and pierced
I’m at a point in which I should start saying I’m “heavily” tattooed. I love ink and I love piercings, though I can’t stand looking at needles. Right now I have nine tattoos and seven piercings, but I think that number will increase by the time this post gets published.
6. I am a vegetarian
I’ve been a vegetarian for almost nine years now, and it’s been an interesting journey. Up until recently, I’ve been more conscious of eating healthily because, believe it or not, you can be a vegetarian and still have lousy eating habits. I eat things that have eggs, but I can’t eat eggs on their own or foods that have eggs as their main ingredient. I drink and eat dairy products, but I don’t drink animal milk itself; instead, I drink almond milk.
7. I love G-d and G-d loves me
I do not ascribe to any religion, although I am a Jew descendant and feel the closest to this faith system. I pray every day and read the psalms occasionally, and G-d is the most important aspect of my life, which is why I love Him and I know He loves me too.
8. I’m a lover of all things makeup and have attended various courses
I decided to take my love for makeup to a more professional level in 2016, after having played with it for three years, watching tutorials on YouTube and going blindly into this world. I have attended workshops for self-makeup, I took a course on professional makeup, for which I got a certificate, as well as a master class on skin and eyes. I don’t think I’d like to become a full-time professional artist, but I enjoy playing with it and learning new things.
9. I am a proud booknerd
I’m the friend and family member who gets asked for book recommendations, which shouldn’t come off as a surprise, given that I blog about books on Wednesdays. The last thing I do at night and the first thing I do every morning is read. Also, I’m always open to suggestions and recommendations, and my TBR list grows longer by the minute.
10. I have a YouTube channel
Now, this is not self-promo because I actually haven’t used my channel in a while. I tried it for a few weeks, and uploaded some get-ready-with-me kind of videos. I do plan on using it more, and talking in my videos, to sort of use the channel as a complement to this blog, but that might happen in the future. If you have any ideas of videos you’d like to see me uploading, let me know.
11. My favorite color is pink
Pink is my aesthetic for pretty much everything. That doesn’t apply to clothes or makeup, obviously, but I have my share of pink clothes and makeup as well. I’m drawn to this color, and if given the choice, I’ll pick it.
12. I’m a straightedge
I wrote a post on this a while ago. Basically, I try not to anything that might alter the chemical composition in my brain, if that makes any sense. That means I don’t do drugs (obviously), or drink alcohol, but I also go as far as to not drink coffee because I believe it creates a dependence. I also don’t take any medicine unless it’s been prescribed by a doctor because I believe that the body is able to heal itself in many cases, and taking medicines for small stuff like a headache might cause dependence as well.
13. I’m obsessed with Hello Kitty
Again, it’s like my love towards the color pink. I have a lot of Hello Kitty stuff, and I’m drawn to her. I have a Hello Kitty Pinterest board and I’m always on the lookout for more things from her to own.
14. I love dancing
Dancing is my life, and it used to be my workout of preference given that I was super into Zumba. Nowadays, I kind of have to gather the strength and willpower to get up, get ready and go to class, but once I’m in there, I am the happiest person there is. I’m not the best dancer by any means, but I enjoy it a whole lot.
15. Online shopping is my life
I love shopping in general, but online shopping is my favorite activity. I can browse for hours at home, I don’t need to carry heavy bags, and most of the time, I get items that fit me perfectly without having to try them on before buying them. It’s a plus if the stores actually ship to Colombia.
16. I’m a Scorpio
My birthday is on November 4th, so keep it in your calendar for next year. I believe in astrology and I believe in the influence of planets over our mood. It’d be selfish to think it’s only us who can control how we feel or act. I have a super strong character, and may come off as bad-tempered to some people. I’m very transparent with my feelings and often make decisions on how I feel about someone based on first impressions.
17. My favorite physical feature is my hair
My hair is like my baby. I love playing and experimenting with it, but I also love taking care of it. I’ve had it in a variety of lengths and colors, but it’s always been healthy, which is the most important thing for me.
18. My favorite subjects to teach are Math and Science
I fell in love with teaching Math when I was a private tutor. I love creating resources for Math and finding fun ways to make the different topics understandable and meaningful for my students. I currently teach Science as well as English, and it’s also super fun. I love researching the topics and coming up with creative ways to teach them to my students.
19. Subscription boxes make my life happy
If you’ve been here for a while, you already know I’m obsessed with subscription boxes. Subscription boxes are like online shopping taken to the next level, because you’re literally getting a bunch of surprise stuff, and who doesn’t love surprises? Personally, I think subscription boxes are the best invention ever and I love getting them.
20. I’ve openly used various online dating sites for years
It’s no secret that I’ve been subscribed to online dating services, sometimes more seriously than others. I think it’s a cool way to meet people, or just have some fun, and I’d say don’t ditch it til you try it.
21. I’m a proud Slytherin
Any questions? I’m also a Targaryen, if you’re into Game of Thrones.
22. I have two dogs, but cats are my true love
Dobby and Nala are my babies. I love them so much, I got them tattooed on my shoulder so that they’re always with me, but I’m a cat person and once I move out, I want to get a cat. I adore cats and their personality, and though I’m allergic to them, I always want to be around them.
23. I’ve never had a boyfriend
This shouldn’t come off as a huge revelation, and if it is, then maybe you should read more of my posts to get to know me better. I would like to be in a relationship, but it’s not a priority in my life, and I enjoy being single. I don’t feel like anything is missing from my life right now, and if the right guy comes along, then great. I love flirting and having crushes, but for many reasons that hasn’t evolved into a relationship yet.
24. I’m 24 years old and living my best life
I always say that if I were to die today, I’d die happily and feeling accomplished. I love my job, I love spending time with my friends and family, I travel as much as I can and I always try to treat myself to nice things. I’m living the best version of my life, the best life I can possibly be living, and I think everyone should.
Those were the 24 facts about me I wanted to share. Feel free to share something about you in the comments below.
Love, Miss Camila