Because I’m into fashion, I’ve often come across people who have mistaken me for someone who is shallow or doesn’t have much depth to them, which I think isn’t fair. Sometimes when I’ve mentioned something I’m into (outside of the fashion world) they’re shocked and never expected that of me. This is why I wanted to do this blog post from a more personal point of view, explaining the misconceptions of me. Most of us are not just a once track mind and shallow.
Sure, fashion is a huge part of my life and one that I’ve built my career around. I do get excited when I save up and buy new items, or when I’ve put together a really nice outfit, but that’s only a small percentage of my personality and it’s often the only one you get to see. I can’t say this is the case for every fashion blogger out there, but I’m pretty sure that most would tell you they’re into much more than just fashion though… So, what do I like? I’m actually a huge tomboy at heart with a more masculine brain, I’m a big nerd, and a very deep thinker. Here are 5 things that I’m very into, but my personality traits will come in a separate post for part 2.
Space & Astronomy
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’m very much into space and astronomy, so much so that I even have apps on my phone which locate the current position of planets, the sun, the moon, constellations, the space station etc and I will regularly go out and look at them, especially if a meteor shower is known or an eclipse. Currently I’m always fascinated by Mars and Venus in the night sky as everyone usually mistakes Venus for the North Star because it’s so bright.
I’ve been learning about space since I was little and have numerous books on it, but my all time favourite thing that I’m truly fascinated by is a Supernova – when a star literally explodes because it’s come to the end of its life span. Sometimes Supernovas are so big they can outshine entire galaxies and give off more energy than our own sun can in its entire lifetime. How amazing is that? The colours that are produced from the gases and energy are truly stunning – I even have a holographic poster on my wall of a supernova and nebula that I got from the science museum years ago.
One of my favourite things to do on a clear night is find somewhere dark and just stare into the night sky and look at the stars. It’s hard if you’re in the city as there’s too much light pollution, but if you’re in the country, what you can see is mesmerising. It makes me feel insignificant and it puts my life into perspective while I wonder what’s out there. I 100% believe in other life on other planets as there’s millions of planets out there. It’s crazy to think there would only be life on ours, so I’m always waiting for that day when I find out where I came from, ha ha. So as you can tell, I’m a huge fan of NASA and space in general. It’s just an addiction of mine!
Gardening, Nature & Animals
Another thing I have come to love, especially in the summertime, is gardening. My mum and I often love to go to the garden centre and pick up some plants for our garden, and often we will get them from the discounted/sick table and nurture them back to health. I love trimming our bushes (the one’s outside, ha ha!) and keeping everything looking pretty so there’s lots of areas for nature. We have plenty of wild flowers which are ideal for the bees and insects, as well as quiet places which are great for other wildlife. Gardening seems to be something that I truly enjoy and I find a lot of calm in it.
Summer is the one season I can never get enough of since it means I can sit outside amongst nature. Ever since I was little I would usually spend all day outside, many hours sat in a tree or a bush, just on my own, connected to nature and I have very fond memories of that. As I’ve grown up, I don’t tend to do that much anymore as I’m always so busy, but I’m making more effort to do it because of how calm and happy I feel when I’m just among nature, relaxing and listening to it.
I’ve mentioned before how much I love animals too, every single animal in the world. I follow a Buddhist way of living and to me, every living thing is as equal as another, so in my mind humans have the same rights as animals and nature. We all work as one unit, and it frustrates me that not everyone shows the same respect to animals as they do to humans, when we are one and the same. I will do everything, including risking my life, to save an animal or help one, and that’s right down to insects too. It’s just the way I am.
Nerdy Movies & Documentaries
I’ve always shared that I’m a huge lover of Marvel and Captain America mostly, but I actually like most ‘nerdy’ things if you can call them that. Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, action movies and science fiction are things that I really love alongside super heroes. I grew up as quite a tomboy when I was younger, so most things that boys like to watch are what I like to watch as well.
Since I love learning and enjoy knowledge, documentaries are a big part of me too. I like anything on space (obviously) and aliens (or ancient aliens), but I also love archeological shows and things on history. I struggle a bit with wildlife documentaries though as I don’t like to see any get eaten or hurt.
I never used to like to admit it, but I do play games. I always used to think that someone into fashion and has a fashion blog shouldn’t really make it known, but I realised that’s a silly way to look at it. I’ve actually always played games, especially on my phone and I’ve grown up playing Sega, Game Boy, PS1, PS2 etc and I now have an Xbox 1. My favourite game has always been the GTA series and I love playing that online, but driving games are my expertise and I pretty much always win races, ha ha. Forza Horizon 3 is what I’m currently playing, as well as GTA 5, but back in the day I used to love Grand Turismo. I would literally beat anyone who raced me, and I always win Mario Kart too!
Growing up with a mum that was a nurse, I’ve been exposed to the medical side of things from a very young age. I enjoy all of the medical shows on TV which include doctors shows, surgery shows, transformation shows etc and I especially love watching surgeries happening. I’m not upset or put off by anything gory like that, I’m actually fascinated to the point that I don’t want to turn away. If I didn’t have such a needle phobia, I would have loved to work in the medical field, but given that I pass out with needles, it’s not possible. When I watch the doctors shows on the TV, I always try and guess or diagnose the problems based on the symptoms and I enjoy learning about new medical discoveries too.
– So these are 5 things that I am interested in outside of fashion and fashion blogging. Did you expect any of them at all? Most people are genuinely surprised that I have such strong interests which are completely different to what I’m known for, so I’d love your opinions. Plus, what are your interests?