Ten(!) years ago I wrote a blog post called Who I am. I was 24, I was soooo young. I was so different - I was exactly the same. So I thought, to celebrate my blog being 10 years old and still going (and my 34th birthday, happy birthday me) I’d write a new who I am post.
I am 34 years old - and I still often feel a lot older.
Especially around younger people and children who look at me as an adult.
I no longer get asked for ID since I stopped dying my hair. This annoys me (ha!) but I love my hair, so I get over it.
I am a daughter, a big sister and now, an Auntie!
No matter how far away I live from my family, I’m always these things.
And now I have a car too (which I can drive!) - so its easy peasy to get to them all.
I’m also now a cat lover and cat guardian (we have 2 cats!)
I had no idea that cats were so delightful, affectionate, silly, adorable and loving.
My cats are the best. Don’t @ me
I am in love...
I would not be who I am without him.
We’ve now been together for half of our lives.
I love him more and more.
Sometimes I think I might explode with it.
I haven’t yet…
I am still technically an Interior Designer
but now I’m also a lighting designer AND an electrical engineer.
And I’ve been doing both of those last two things for over a year - and they even tie loosely into Interior Design.
I still don’t quite believe it.
I have two books on Amazon.
I don’t remember what I wrote in the one with 3 stars
But it appears to have divided its audience lol
I’m more amused than upset by the mixed reviews, it feels like I wrote it a lifetime ago.
I am still easily excited and short
I still like both of these things about me.
I like more about me the older I get.
I am impatient.
I still want to travel but we now have a beautiful garden and TWO kittens.
24 year old me wouldn’t believe it if I told her.
I am still not sure what I want to do in the future.
I am looking forward to it though.
I still love yellow, roast vegetables and making blankets
I still love taking photos and exploring new places
I still love blogging and sharing silly words with you all
I am the same, I am different, I am more than I was 10 years ago.
I have experienced more than I had at 24.
grief, depression, chronic illness.
I had anxiety then, I just didn’t know what to call it.
I was happy.
I am still happy.
Even when I am sad.