Saturday, March 23, 2013

And That's Who I am pt. 1

Hi babes!

How are you doing this weekend? ♥

Today's post is a little different one from my usual stuff, I have seen these ones a while ago in so many blogs I decided I could maybe do some of these. I realized I haven't shared as much of my personality as I could've, and I thought that this way, I could let you learn more about me. So for the next 10 weekends, you're going to get to know random little facts about me through these little posts (note: the facts are in totally random order!). 

I hope you're going to like these - and, without further ado, let's get started:


Ever since I was a teenager, I have been having few bands/artists, whose songs always make me feel better, no matter how crappy day I might be having. And where you might think I'm the kind of girl who goes for all these happy pop songs... Well, I don't. I love a little more hard music. Of course, there's Avril Lavigne with her amazing lyrics (girl power!), but I'm more comforted by Linkin Park and Fireal. Those three were the main things (after my friends and family, of course) keeping me sane through my teen years. They also brought me joy when my fiance was in the army and I was alone in a new city, and when I knew absolutely no one in here. So, needless to say, I couldn't live without music.


In real life, I'm at times so shy that this doesn't show too well, but once I'm past that, I'm super friendly. I love making friends with everyone, and I totally love getting to know new people. I also love giving compliments to people, I get such an amazing feeling when someone smiles widely after I've said or done something nice to them. For example, couple of weeks ago, I was in a hockey game with the boys. After the game we went to get hamburgers, and while we were sitting down, one of our friends knocked over his cup of soda, spilling the whole cup to the floor. I couldn't sit there watching him eat his meal totally without soda, so I poured half of mine into his cup - because I rarely can fit the whole drink after a meal anyway. Everyone won, everyone was happy. That's why being friendly is high on my list.


I don't know if you can tell, but I really try to have joy in the little things in life. I love it when my fiance takes the trash out without asking, when someone holds the door for others, when I see a sales person helping an age-old lady with their shopping in the grocery store. So far, I've learned that enjoying the little things makes you the happiest, and it helps you overcome stressful situations easier. My fiance has a ton of examples of how I'm happy with so little (with my shopping habits, many might not believe that), like, when I eat good food, I'm over the moon. Simple pleasures truly are the best!


I love, love, love eyes. They're usually the most beautiful thing in every person, as they truly are windows into our souls. It's fascinating how many different colors of eyes there are, how they can both be different colors, how no one has totally symmetric eyes.... Simply a fascinating creation. I don't know if I'm obsessed just because I've worn glasses since forever, and only lately in life have I learned how to define my eyes - and to wear the contact lenses. And I'm not only obsessed with eyes, but also with eye makeup. Seriously, I could watch eye makeup tutorials from YouTube forever. And I never get bored! (So, if you see weird creations in my outfit shots, I've probably just watched one that day. And tried it out.)


I hesitated for long before putting this here, but I figured that those who's opinions matter, will also read the text. While I would love to see my blog grow, and wouldn't mind if someone random came to me on the street telling how they love my blog, I wouldn't necessarily want to be famous. I hate the way the media tries to tear apart anyone who has made name for themselves, no matter if they have cheated their partner, wore a bad dress, got too drunk... They're people too, and they're prone to make mistakes. None of us is perfect, it doesn't matter how famous you are. 

That being said, I would like to be known for what I do. I would love to get so good at something there would be a person or two who'd look up to me for that, for my talent, even though I don't really like to put myself in a pedestal in any way. But I would love to be recognized by the things I've done, I just need to figure out if there is anything I'm that good at. ;)


In the age of 19. I think that's pretty young. And I have been with the same guy since - and I don't even think what it would be like without him. It's amazing feeling, being in love. Just last night, while I was laying next to him, before falling to sleep, I was thinking how lucky I am to have him in my life. How lucky it is, when there's the one who you love, and who loves you back, who wants to marry you, and who wants to spend their whole life with you. There's no other feeling like that in life. 


Well, aren't most of us? As a blogger, you got to realize that everything you put out on the Internet stays there more or less forever, so, I wouldn't put up pictures of me with runny nose, red eyes, hangover, dirty hair or whatever here, because like any style/lifestyle blog, this one too is mostly based for the visual. I can proudly admit I wear sometimes pretty terrible clothes for work, I go there regularly without makeup and with messy hair, but I don't think those fit here that well. And even though through my posts it might seem that we eat out all the time - that's not exactly the way it goes. I just have my camera in hand more often with  restaurant food than with the casual tuna salad or so. I'm sure that's the case with most of the bloggers. And it's not about deciding to make yourself look more cool than you are, it's just that it's usually more interesting for readers to share the special moments rather than the cold dinner you eat in front of the laptop, typing a school paper with one hand. :D

That being said, most of my friends would say I'm cooler offline, when you truly see my personality.


I'm the kind of friend who tries to be there for you through everything. I believe in friendships when you can be apart for years, but still be able to find the connection when meeting each other again. No one should be left alone in this world. I always try to hear both sides of the stories, give everyone the chance to tell what they think happened, even though that seems odd to some. If you need someone to hold your hand and give you a hug, I'm probably in the line ready to do that. I get mad for the bad treatment other people get - too often, my fiance says - even if the issue itself doesn't touch me in any way. It's just nice to be there for others, it's one of the little things in life that make me happy.


Guilty! I grew up reading the books and watching the movies - I've even written some fan fiction! I still have the characters in my Sims 2 game, and I'm pretty much obsessed with the series. I know how everyone has been hyped about Twilight, Hunger Games and all the others since HP, but no series has touched me the same way this far. I love the way you can see J.K. Rowling's writing evolve through the books, how the language gets more complicated towards the end, which is so appropriate as the characters grow through the books. I also love the values the books teach, and I'm positive I will get my own children to know the series at least a little. Of course it's up to them whether they love it or not. But I, for one, will always love Harry Potter, and the timeless story it tells.


Well, if it haven't dawned on you yet, I'm a bit odd. Then again, I think we all are. That's what makes an individual interesting, the little oddities each of us has. I, for example, like to create all sorts of little lists, I often rather sit on the floor than on the couch, I like weird food combos... There's an endless list of odd little things I like, say, or do. And I like myself this way. ;)

All pictures courtesy of andthatswhoiam.tumblr.com.

So, that's the first part of random little facts about me. There'll be nine more, and I hope I'm not boring you with all this stuff. :D

Have you done/will you be doing posts like this? If so, please link them below so I can learn more about you! ♥

Next time, a more usual post, but what about - well, that you have to see later! I'm off now to spend the rest of my weekend with F1, sewing, and good food!

Have a great weekend, everyone! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

10 comments:

  1. Awww, beautiful post Johanna! I would've never thought you were shy! I use to be really shy. I can tell you're a beautiful person inside and out. Now girl, where is my Christmas card? HaHaHa I sent you my address and I never received one. :S

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    1. Thanks babe! I'm afraid it must've gotten lost in the mail, but not to worry, I'll send you a little fun package instead ;) ♥

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  2. You sound amazing. I love getting to know my favourite bloggers better in posts like this. I absolutely love music too, and couldn't live without it. And I'm much cooler online too, haha. I'm kind of weird in really life!

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    1. Thank you, love! ♥ We have so much in common, I believe :D I wish we get to hang out some day, you are such a fun personality as well ♥

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  3. Loved reading all of this about you! I never in my right mind would have thought you're shy at all, but I do you always have a good heart and love a good spot of baking! ;)
    x.o.x.o

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    1. Haha, I'm doing a pretty good job covering it nowadays ;D But yes, I'm shy. I just try to move past it when interacting with people. ;)

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  4. aww Johanna, I loved reading through this post! :) I am painfully shy, too. Some people read it as being mean, but really, I am just that shy. Also, I know you moved! So would you mind sending me your new addy? I miss your letter writing!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. I know what you mean! It's sometimes so hard to be shy, as people tend to misinterpret that :) ♥ I'll send you the addy along with the next letter this weekend! ♥

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  5. hi sweetie..
    i dont know how to show it, but i really love reading this post. especially read the "i fell in love young" part. OMG you are so lucky having him. yeah you are right! its the best feeling when there's the one who you love, and who loves you back, who thinks that youre everything.. you know--i broke up last year (After 4 years relationship) and it was so hurt. i was like crazy missing him all day all night. and i was like "okay i will find another better guy" but yeah... i havent met that better guy.
    keep posting johanna. i always love reading your blog.

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    1. Thank you, doll! Your sweet comments always make me smile, I adore them a lot. :) I'm sorry to hear you broke up, but trust me, when you give it time and do the things you love, love will come to you ♥ I missed you a lot, you know ;)

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