I’m 21 (???)

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Hello, lovelies! I’m Marta and it’s that time of the year again. The time when I think about how I’m getting older and get more frequent existential crises than usual. Yay!

I’m 21 years old and it’s all very surreal especially since this is also my last year of college. Next year I’m going to be a licensed psychologist (wow), time flies so fast.

Most of these days I’m very uncertain about everything in my life from my career path to the major I chose three years ago, it all comes down to how everyone expects me to become a person who has everything figured out while all I truly want is to move in the mountains, in a beautiful cabin with a lake nearby and read all my life. Probably write a few (bad) books as well just to torment you all.

But apparently that’s not how life is and because of that, you might see me complain about those things from time to time. I’m sorry in advance, but you know how I am.

Enough of my complaints, let’s talk about happier things!

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It’s My 20th Birthday!!

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Wow… I’m a bit at a loss of words here because I can’t believe I’m an adult now. I will need to start adulting soon and I can’t. It’s impossible for me. BYEEEEE. Since it’s my birthday today, I figured out it would be a good time to make a tag about me, The Get To Know Me Tag. You might know different things about me from other tags I did or awards, but I think a proper introduction is due! Let’s get into it!!

  1. Tell us five random facts about yourself:
  • I adore cats. I also have the life of a cat, I think I might have been a real cat in another life because sleep, attention and food is what keeps me happy. (besides books)
  • I have a huge mythology obsession and Athena is my favourite goddess. Smart girls for the win!
  • I watch the LOTR movies when I need emotional support because those movies are home to me!! (I watched them so many times, I lost count)
  • I’m so awkward. I can’t deal with it.
  • Even though I love cats, I have parrots as pets (because my parents hate cats, ugh), but I adore them nonetheless. Right now I have a little one and it’s the cutest thing ever. He stays on my shoulder all the time and makes me feel like a proper pirate. (I’m an idiot, sorry)

2. When is your birthday?

22nd October 1997.

3. What is your favourite colour?

Red.

4. What is your favourite memory?

I don’t have a favourite one, to be honest! All my memories with my family are very precious to me! Because I adore my family so much, my life at college made me appreciate them all so much more because you can lose friends and boyfriends, but I know that my family will always have my back and I’m damn lucky for that. (but one of my most favourite memory must be when they all celebrated me getting into college. it was really cute and they had been so supportive and believed in me so much!)

5. Describe a day in your life…

It’s pretty boring really. If I go to college, I go to courses and seminaries, complain about how I need sleep and need to get home. Then go home, read and then sleep. If I’m at home, I chill with my family, read, sometimes I play games (like visual novels), listen to music, watch tv shows/movies, stuff like that. You could say I’m a bored person since I don’t go out all that frequently and I prefer a quiet, calm life.

6. Name five of your favourite songs…

Ugh. That’s an awful thing to ask. You know what, I will share my favourite songs right now. Because if I have to choose my all time favourite songs, it will be too damn hard.

  • Halsey – Devil in Me (actually her entire album, but I don’t want to cheat)
  • Blackbear – Do Re Mi
  • Lauv – I Like Me Better
  • The Weeknd – The Hills
  • Chase Atlantic – Friends

7. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza!!! I would have chosen something sweet, like cake or cupcakes, but think about those crazy blood sugar levels.

8. Summer or winter?

Summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to write sweaters and get under the covers and read during the winter. But I hate cold weather. My body wasn’t made for that. Plus, I adore swimming.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?

New Zealand. It just seems like my kind of place, it’s incredibly beautiful and I’m totally biased because of Lord of The Rings. I’m sorry, but I just adore it.

10. Name five of your favourite films?

Erm. Please don’t kill me, I know you’re tired of me talking of LOTR, but I can’t stop it with those questions.

  • Lord of The Rings
  • One Day
  • Wonder Woman
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • The Hunger Games

11. If you won the lottery what would you buy?

Books and tickets to see the world! I hope that one day I will be able to make a tour of the world because I adore travelling, but right now I don’t feel I have the financial security to do that. Besides, I’m not really independent at the moment.

12. Favourite day of the week…

Saturday, saturday is perfect!! Friday is still a week day and you have to do stuff, Sunday gives me anxiety because it’s too close to Monday. So, yes, I hope you can understand my logic.

13. What three things would you take to a desert island?

I feel like I would be the worst at surviving in a desert island or anywhere else. I have very bad survival skills. But… water (lots of water), books and food.

14. Sweet or savoury?

Sweet, always & forever.

15. Early bird or a night owl?

Night owl. I have a reputation for having been a night owl ever since I was born. As a baby, I tormented my mom because I never slept at night and she had to do sleep during the day with me and do crazy stuff like draw and play with me at 3 a.m. Things haven’t changed much since there, I just let my mom sleep now, lol.

16. Name five of your favourite books:

This question is very close to a blasphemy. Staaaap.

  • the Addicted series
  • The Winner’s Trilogy
  • The Secret History
  • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • The Song of Achilles

17 . Favourite Drink?

Hot chocolate.

18. Favourite animal?

Cats. I really hope my pets won’t see it. I love you, everyone. But cats are everything to me. Short story short : when I was 7 years old, I went to visit my grandmother and her neighbour had a cat who had just given birth and she had all those little adorable cats that she needed to give away because she couldn’t kept them. And well, she asked me to come over to see the little cats and I chose one to take home, my mom had no intention in keeping it, so she told me she wouldn’t carry the cat back home. I was little, the cat was half my size. I had to walk 15 minutes back home. I did it with the cat snuggled to my chest. My mom was very frustrated with me, but we kept the cat.

That’s the tag! I feel really well at twenty, I’m happy and mostly satisfied with my life, I can’t wait to see more of what life has in store for me. And I’m thankful for everything that has happened to me, including this amazing book community that I’m a part of! Love you, guys! Hope you have a great day!