Who’s behind helina.be?
Seems like an easy enough question to answer, isn’t it?
If only that was true…
(This short sentence got me thinking about the ‘was versus were’ and I found an answer to it over here: link to strategiesforparents.com)
Sometimes I feel like an alien on this planet…
Which seems, after rereading this myself, quite overly dramatic. It kind of is, but it’s not at the same time. I know that might seem confusing, but I think I will clear that up, hopefully. (On the other hand, it could also just become worse. Just kidding, I hope!)
Let’s start with some basics, shall we?
I was born on a sunny Friday afternoon on the 5th day of August in 1983. It stands to reason that I chose that time, simply because being born was hard work and I desperately needed the weekend to recuperate.
To be honest, I made that last part up, but since I’m a Leo (fire), it could be true! And to dig deep into the wonder of being born and what that could possibly mean: Scorpio (water) ascendant. Plus, curious and pondering so many exciting possibilities to learn from: Gemini (air).
So yes, I’m in the last month of my 39th life year, slightly overweight, long fine sleek dark brown hair and wearing purple rimmed glasses.
I can be stubborn, cheeky, see the good in almost every person, don’t like superficial conversations, try to see the positive side of most things, soft and warm but also hard and cold.
I sometimes describe myself as an onion…It takes a while and effort to get through the initial layers of my personality, but if people are willing to accept me for who I am, they will discover a whole other side to me that they had only glimpses of before. I’m fiercely loyal, protective and supportive of my friends. But I do have my moments where I retreat back into my own little world, so I can recharge from all the turbulent thoughts and feelings. I then take time to analyze and process to reemerge with the next gameplan.
I could have overwhelmed you with a list of traits, but I figure, if you are going to follow along with me on this ‘not-yet-defined’ journey, you’ll find that out for yourselves!
Mental health wise, I have been diagnosed with (complex) post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and since a few short months, with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD. (More about this will be ‘unveiled’ at a later date.)
And what do I like to do in my spare time? Glad you asked! (I know you didn’t ask, but I’m telling you anyway!)
I refer to myself as a creative person. Not necessarily a writer, not really an artist either, or poet or songwriter, or anything else.
What does that mean? I do all kinds of creative ‘stuff’, such as journaling, fiction writing, some poems, even some songs, but also, sketching, painting, making my own books, or repurposing an already existing book. And I’ve made my own sort of Life-binder, so I can keep up to date with everything that is going on in my life.
The importance of creativity for all aspects of my life and examples of my creative adventures I’ll provide you later. (Pictures most likely, but also maybe a video? We’ll see.)
Reading is also a favorite hobby. When I delve into fiction I like to get lost in paranormal and urban fantasy worlds (you know: shifters, witches, vampires, fae, demons, etc.) but also some science fiction ones. (If there happen to be some spicy, clutch-your-pearls scenes, the better!) (I’ve started reading some Omegaverse stories and oh boy the things you read…) (Stop getting side-tracked.)
Non-fiction I mostly read books (or articles) concerning mental health (psychology), self-care, some spirituality ones too, writing, and any other topic I come across that suddenly appeals to any of my many brain-gremlins.
Pfew, that was quite a lot, wasn’t it?
I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you too much with all of … *waves hands around herself* this.
It definitely was quite a fun workout for my brain! (And it also added more topics to my ‘Blogpost’ list, yaye!)
Have a wonderful day and till next time!