The idea for this blog was supplied to me by Robert who asked me “what is your favorite perk of being different?”.
He is the first who mentioned anything my blog’s name. And other than in the “About” page, I haven’t really said anything about the topic either, other than hoping you guys would find out through my blogs why I’m a bit unconventional 😉
But let’s sum a few things up!
You probably wouldn’t be able to tell so much now, but as a kid I had really dark features. Dark hair, pitch black eyes, something that looked a mustache (yup).
I guess us, Eastern European women, tend to have this a bit more 😉
I came to the Netherlands in a small town with very little foreigners. So yeah, I did stand out between all the blonde hair, blue eyes kids.
Somehow during the years, my appearance changed and never ever had somebody mentioned to me that I might not be Dutch.
Yes, I’m one those self aware vegetarians 😉
Not precisely. Being a vegetarian has actually not been amazing for my health.
More than once I have been brought to the hospital because I’d pass out during my “monthly party”. They call “anemia”.
Yes, nowadays it might be hip to be Vegetarian, or even Vegan, but trust you me, back in the 00’s IT WAS NOT.
And why did I become a vegetarian?
I grew up in a house about 500 meters away from a slaughter house.
Being a girl
There are plenty of girls, yes.
Unfortunately not in the chess club I was in, nor when I studied engineering.
Now, I do prefer teaming up with men much more than with woman. But really, sometimes you just need a friendly female face 🙂
And especially when you’re going through young adulthood, I would have preferred a bit more interaction from the same gender.
Being an introvert
It seems to me that extroverts are much more accepted in this world. They show themselves.
I didn’t like being in the center of attention. But that doesn’t mean I don’t talk!
I’m just not good in large groups.
I like self mockery
I don’t mind telling a few embarrassing stories about myself or even make fun of the mustache I used to have 😉
I have met too many people who prefer to put the other on the spot, in a meaner way than they would do to themselves. If that’s how you get your fun, HAVE A NICE LIFE and don’t come near me 😉
Do you recognize yourself in my story? Have you ever felt different than the large amount of a group?