Welcome to My Inner MishMash! 😍
First of all, thanks for visiting. It’s a pure pleasure for me to see you here, whoever you are, because if you are here, it surely is for a reason and if so, it’s highly likely that we have at least one thing in common. Who doesn’t like to meet like-minded people? 😉 Also I appreciate that you are so inquiring and decided to get to know me a bit.
I think I should put a little warning, this may be a little lengthy, but being such a complicated creature as me, it’d be a real achievement to describe myself in five words or so:
My name is Emilia, I am a Polish girl in my early twenties, with a whole lot of fascinations, ideas, fears, dreams and thoughts. I am an introvert, an (overly) proud and doting cat mummy. My sweet baby is called Misha, comes from the breed of the Russian Blue which originates in Arkhangelsk, that’s why his family is called “Archangelic cats” and Misha is undoubtedly my personal guardian archangel. He’ll be 3 on 30th January, but I am in total denial of his adulthood which he seems to be OK with, most of the time. So Misha is my best friend and my everything, depending on the occassion and situation.
My interests are quite diverse. I’m very much into linguistics in general, but also some languages in particular (mainly Celtic and Scandinavian. Currently I can only speak Polish, and am learning English, Swedish and Welsh, and I love all of them, but I would also like to learn all the other languages I love which are: Finnish, Sami, Dutch, Frisian, Faroese, Scots, and all the Celtic languages, at least all that are still alive (Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx and Cornish). I hope that with time I’ll be able to publish posts in other of “my” languages. I love playing with words and use them sometimes not in very obvious ways. I like to think about myself, that, at least in Polish, I have quite a remarkable and quirky writing style. IN other languages I think I’m still not that very experienced writer, and therefore not as much expressive, but in Polish I love to for example mix colloquialisms or even vulgarisms at times with very beautiful or even a bit archaic language. Just love mixing styles. I really really love to develop in this area and always jump on any chance to do so, so hope that I’m going to develop my ENglish through blogging. Feel free to let me know if you’ll see any mistakes on here or will have any linguistic suggestions. I won’t be offended if you’ll correct me and won’t bite, I promise, quite the opposite, will be very grateful for any linguistical suggestions as I love to develop in this field! 😀 I’m always happy to chat about linguistic stuff.
Also I am into given names, their meanings, origins, popularity across the world, baby name trends, I love baby name games or naming other people’s kids. I am also into such a controversial thing as how our names can potentially shape our personalities.
I am also into human brain, medicine, psychology, mental health stuff, Celtic and Scandinavian folklore… well, actually everything Celtic and Nordic and folklore in general, so I love myths, legends and fairytales. I am a keen rider and try to horse ride once a week. Also I have quite a big collection of gem stones, both precious and semi-precious, they’re also my big big passion.
If I’m not busy with studying or working or not on a family gathering or not in bed with a migraine, then most probably you can catch me reading or writing (something as lengthy as it is only possible), being online, talking to Misha (or just to myself, cuz why not), listening to music (mainly folk and rock, but not only), doing something with my languages or out in the forest horse riding.
I am blind since birth and also struggle with some mental illnesses, which I’m going to write a little about because I would like to be open about it on my blog and I often write about things in my life in the context of my mental health. I had recurrent depressive episodes since I was 9, I was depressive some time before, but that’s when I got diagnosed with depression for the first time, then with reactive depression when I was 17 and out of the boarding school for the blind, where I was since the age of 5 and while I learned there a lot, emotionally it definitely wasn’t a good experience for me. I was quite neurotic as a kid. I struggle with anxiety – generalised anxiety, social anxiety and some more speciffic phobias, – and last year have been diagnosed with AVPD (stands for avoidant personality disorder) and dysthymia. I’d been in therapy for years, but I quit seeing my last therapist last December and now am in a bit of a limbo in this sphere. I was assessed for Asperger’s syndrome in childhood, which I definitely didn’t like and didn’t want to, and while I didn’t get the diagnosis at that point, my Mum and I were wondering a lot much later on whether I could be autistic. While many of the traits are very strongly pronounced in me, there are also many that I don’t have at all or don’t think so. So far I haven’t been professionally re-assessed as there aren’t really any possibilities for it in my area, but it is very likely and would explain many things that I am on the autism spectrum, maybe atypical autism as someone suggested to me, but so far I haven’t digged deeper into that.
OK, that’s all about me for now.
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I wish you a really nice time in my Mishmashy world.
Thanks for reading. 🙂 Especially if you reached the end. 😀