Today is Sunday, I’m just chilling away and enjoying lots of me-time. So while that pretty much means that I’m in bed doing nothing but playing with my phone, the little voice in my head was like: “Ummm, you’re still doing Blogtober, so ya gotta post something.”
I scrolled a bit through Twitter, and I came across Helen from Crispy Confessions doing “The Face Behind the Blog” tag by Jan, who originally put it together for JanOnTheBlog. Basically, it’s a fun way to get to know a bit more about bloggers, so here I go.
- Use “The Face Behind the Blog” tag to post a bit about yourself.
- Tag two or more blogs that you love or leave an open invitation.
- Be sure to mention this post and the original post on JanOnTheBlog.com.
Who am I?
I’m Hailey, which admittedly is not the name given to me at birth, but that’s about the only thing I’m a bit secretive about. I’m just really paranoid, sometimes. Anyway, I’m 32 years old, live in Germany, and I’m a journalist. I am also a sister, godmother, dog lover, overthinker, scrapbooker, creative thinker, and lots more. I have a crazy mind and a big heart, and I have more stuffed Disney animals than any 32-year-old should probably have.
Where am I from?
I am from Germany but have also lived in the US several times at different stages in my life. Good memories. Growing up, I always thought, I’d move back as an adult and try building a life there, but after a year as an au pair, I changed my mind pretty quickly. I had a great childhood in the States, but now that I’m much older, I am a lot more grateful for the country I was born in, and just don’t like the US as much as I used to.
What’s a perfect day?
I guess today is a perfect day. I got to sleep in with an extra hour cause of daylight saving, I have no plans that require leaving the house, and I’m just relaxing while listening to 90s music and raindrops hitting my window. I’m gonna do a bit of reading, writing, watch a movie and eat junk food. Now if that’s not perfect, I don’t know what is.
What do I do?
I am a journalist and work for a local newspaper. Yeah, we actually still produce print issues. So I do that, also lots of editing, interviews, writing articles, and so on.
Why do I blog?
Because I’ve always loved writing, need it as an outlet, and think it’s fascinating that with just one click, you can put out anything into the world. I also am a bit full of myself sometimes, and love to share things. Keeping everything in a notebook just wasn’t enough for me. It’s a lot of fun, and I’ve met great people because of it.
I honestly would love to read from just anyone who wants to give it a go, so I can learn more about other bloggers. But I always love reading from my girls Aoife from Pretty Purple Polka Dots, Tina from Tea is for Tina, and Kristina from Royal Lifestyle by Honey.
Oh, and Helen wanted to know which word would describe me (or any person who does the tag after visiting her blog). I’d say a roller-coaster-ride, cause my emotions, interests, decisions, etc. are usually all over the place, and that’s just what the inside of my head always feels like.
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Fantastic! Thank you for taking part. That’s really cool that you live in Germany. I studied abroad in Berlin in college & loved it so much. It an amazing city to go to school in <3
I totally get you when you say that your mind is a rollercoaster of emotions& interests… that's probably why I talk about a variety of different topics on my blog.
I was so happy to come across it on your blog. :) It’s always fun to find out more about fellow bloggers.
I’ve been to Berlin once as a teenager and it was so much fun. No idea why I haven’t gone back since then. But how cool that you got to study abroad. What exactly did you study? Yeah, our school system is pretty good and free education is something I am truly grateful for.
I totally agree with the different topics. I could never decide on a niche. I’m just interested in too many things. Which is fun but sometimes also exhausting. ;) xx
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I was studying German and my university was in a study abroad program with another university the Freier Universitaet :) Free education is great. We have free education up until 12th grade and then we are thrown over to the mercy of the federal student loans lol
So you speak German? Man, I would never voluntarily learn this language. :D
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Yes, I love German. My German’s a bit rusty since college but I”m always looking for more opportunities to use it.
I too am a roller-coaster-rider😁
Well, I guess it never get’s boring with us. ;)
Really loved your answers. I’ve also published a post using this tag, if you want to check out…
Thank you so much for all your love. And of course I will check it out. :) xx
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You’re welcome and thank you too😊
You know I always love a tag post, so thank you!
I absolutely love the first answer, being a sister or a godmother is so important but I would never think of putting it in my answers >.<
And your 'why do I blog' answer is pretty much as written by me haha
can't wait to write mine down :D
Absolutely! :) Haha, well, I will never not know what to write about myself. That’s how full of myself I am. :D Did you do it? I am currently pretty absent again from social media and the blog, which I didn’t plan on, but just so much going on and currently I’m obsessively following the election and I completely stressed out. :D xx
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