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 4 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 occasion 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 a writer, and therefore not as much expressive, but in Polish I love to for example mix colloquialisms, words from dialects or even swearwords 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 linguistic 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 helping other people name their babies and come up with ideas that they might not come up on their own but might like. 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 definitely not only, I believe my music taste is actually quite eclectic but picky at the same time if that makes sense), doing something with my languages or out in the forest horse riding.
I am blind since birth and also struggle with some other things like balance and coordination difficulties, which are not very severe but do affect my daily life, along with mental illnesses, which I’m going to write a little more 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, because expressing my emotions is much easier for me through writing than any other way, and I want this blog to be a therapeutic outlet for me in a way. 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 two years ago have been diagnosed with AVPD (stands for avoidant personality disorder) and persistent depressive disorder which is more commonly known as dysthymia. I’d been in therapy for years, but I quit seeing my last therapist in December two years ago and now am no longer in therapy. 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 were patient enough to reach the end. 😀