Get to know me – 25 facts

  1. My first name is Cheila.
  2. My middle name is Belinda. I love it because it sounds like a princess name.
  3. My mom chose both my names from a magazine. Do you know those magazines that had baby pictures and their names and you had to vote to choose baby of the month? Was that a thing where you live? It was here, and my mother though Cheila Belinda looked cute together. Well…
  4. I’m short. 1,58 cm.
  5. My birthday is on October 23rd.
  6. My favorite color is pink, can you tell?
  7. I have a dog, named Rosa. It’s a woman’s name here in Portugal but I love it and chose it because it means “pink” in Portuguese. She’s almost 2 years old.
  8. My mother had me at sixteen and was a single mother most of her life. So I was the daughter of a single, teenage mom.
  9. I have 4 best friends. Catarina, PatrΓ­cia, Rita and Alison. We’ve been a group since high school, eight years ago. We are all very different and busy but we love each other very much and are very close.
  10. My other best friend, also Catarina, lives in Vienna and I miss her like crazy. We met in college.
  11. I also have a boy best friend, Ricardo. We’ve been friends since we were twelve. We dated when we were thirteen and when we were fifteen. We make fun of it nowadays.
  12. My two biggest dreams are: to be a mother and to be a doctor. I’m sure the first one will happen, if God blesses me with children and if life allows it, but I’m not so sure about the second one. It would be a career change and I think I’m too old to start all over.
  13. I taught myself how to crochet and knit with Youtube
  14. I have a sewing machine and I know the basics of sewing but I never get to it
  15. I love romantic, cheesy songs, they are my favorite. If I’m listening to music, I’m usually listening to James Morrison, One Republic, Coldplay, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, James Arthur, or ancient romantic music.
  16. I can sing pretty well. Can’t dance to save my life, but plan on learning.
  17. Swimming is my favorite sport. I love to swim because I love being in contact with water and it’s relaxing and fun. I also like tennis and badminton.
  18. I’ve gained almost 30 kg (more or less 60 pounds) since I’ve been sick with depression and anxiety and I feel very self-conscious about my body. No clothes look good on me. Fat and short is not a good combination.
  19. I have a sweet tooth and could live on cereal.
  20. I love my mom and could never live without her. We have a great relationship. Same goes for my sister.
  21. I’m very maternal and am always worried if people are comfortable, fed, warm enough, if they get home safe… the list goes on.
  22. I’m quite funny and sarcastic, people usually say I have a great sense of humor.
  23. I’m a homebody. I could be at home for a month and I would be happy.
  24. I bite my nails and I wish I could stop. I’ve stopped many times and I’ve had beautiful nails. Not the case now.
  25. My birthday is my day. I really care about that day and make sure that I throw a party and have everyone’s attention. I even buy gifts for myself.

20 thoughts on “Get to know me – 25 facts

  1. You had me at owning a sewing machine that sits on a corner untouched…to the extra 30kg…to shortness…to teaching yourself through YouTube…. I believe I will relate to you.

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  2. Ed Sheeran is one of my favorite singers!!!! I’m obsessed with Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill right now. πŸ’™ I’m a homebody, as well – I enjoy being out and about, but I much prefer the comfortability of home! It was nice to learn more about you!

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