Did you know I suck at drawing and singing? And nine other things you ought to know about me.
1. My mom named me after an ice-skater called Christy that she saw on TV, well, definitely that didn’t give me an ability to ice skate. Once I went to this retro roller-blade skating ring and left with a big-ass bruise, well, on my ass. Let’s just say when you’re having a really bad day, take me to a skating ring and you’ll laugh there so much because of my clumsiness that afterwards you’re happy as a puppy.
2. I was always dead sure I hated olives. Till I decided to be adventurous and give them a try while living in Cyprus in 2017. LOVE THEM. So, now it’s my mission to consume all the olives that I didn’t all the previous years. While living in Alicante, we had this halal shop with delicious olives right next to our place, so I went there several days a week and they were always puzzled why I bought every time just hundred grams or so and visited every couple of days. Also, my friends could be always certain that to gatherings I bring olives.
3. I’m an only child which means that I’m really-really used to have my own space and time, which can prove a bit tricky while travelling. During the constant 2 months of travelling in Europe in summer 2017, I loved the moment when I offered to pick something up from a shop and everyone was ‘I can come with you, so you wouldn’t be alone.’ and I thought to myself ‘Don’t you even dare.’ Also, I have discovered that even now, I enjoy walking around alone and discovering place in my own pace.
4. I can’t draw, nor sing (oh please no!), nor really get the rhythm. Buuuuut I love creative arts and every now and then doodle or colour these grownup colouring books. My grandma and mom are amazing in crafts, so I grew up trying all of it – sewing, knitting, crocheting, making rag carpets etc. So, photography for me kind of is in the middle of it all – doesn’t require drawing but still is creative and I can express myself through it.
5. When I was 18, I was determined to go do an European Voluntary Service after high school, so I left for a year in Bulgaria just before my 19th birthday. I lived in Stara Zagora and thought English to Romani minorities in the surrounding villages. This period taught me a lot about myself, different work ethics and how to stand up for yourself, but also about friendship and how to be alone.
6. I am a total and unconditional cat person. I like dogs, they’re cute and loyal, but I adore cats. Which means that every freaking cat I see, I wanna pet it. And let me just say, this took a lot of time in Morocco and I’m surprised I didn’t get any diseases from the street cats because they were in so bad shape and it broke my heart.