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Randoms Facts About Me

I love the idea of sharing random facts about me. A few aren’t necessarily facts but rather opinions I have of myself.

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April!(1)

  1. My mom had me when she was 37, I was never breastfed and I was named after my mother. She is Ndahafa Karina Shilongo and my full name is Karina Ndahafa Shilongo.
  2. I am an extremely complex human, I could confidently say that no one knows me. I have at least three identities – All three are genuine!! You see whichever depending on who you are to me and when you encounter me!
  3. I was raised in Onamutai, a small village in Oshana region. I spent a small portion of my childhood there, herding goats and collecting wood (My sister will say I am blowing my upbringing out of proportion but she wasn’t even there, hahaha! I definitely raised more goats than she did!!)
  4. My favorite colours are grey, white, rose gold and teal blue.
  5. My favorite bands are The 1975, LANY, Coldplay, Haim & The Japanes House.
  6. I can’t bake to save my life. I make a mean pancake though – ask my friends!
  7. I have been hit/bumped by a car twice in my life. The first time I was 11 and ended up in ICU for four days, the second time I was 22. I have plenty of scars to remind me how lucky I am to be alive every single day.
  8. I got over wine recently and I’m all about my beer. It started as a joke because I was trying to fit in with the boys.
  9. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Yes, I go about preaching on a weekend and majority of my friends do too.
  10. The human I love most on this planet is called Leilani – actually this is a well known fact. She is the cutest little munchkin who bit both my thighs last weekend.
  11. I feel that I’ve never been in love, I say this because love means so much to me that if I had once been in love I still would be. When I love, I love!! (Says she who has never been in love!)
  12. My first pet was a dalmatian (dog). I can’t remember his name because it has been at least a decade but he was lovely.
  13. I remember vivid memories of my upbringing, mostly bad ones and I would say that most of them still taunt me! Terribly!
  14. I am obsessed with We Heart It and Pinterest. While others spend hours on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram I spend my time hearting photos and creating boards!
  15. I am a creative at heart. My mind is a mess. A beautiful mess. My dream job would be Creative Directing.
  16. I am lowkey shy. I am scared of crowds and strangers. I hide it well but my social anxiety is sky rocket!
  17. I have a PR degree I am often afraid I’ll never use! I wouldn’t take back any of my years at uni though. Some of my bestfriends were met during that time period!
  18. My style inspirations are Tracee Eliss Ross and Solange. I can’t stand fitted clothes much and love either really dark colours or bright colours.
  19. I am a HUGE art fanatic! Paintings and Photographs are what make me feel most alive. I am extremely obsessed with writing and photography.
  20. I collect quotes, books and pictures!
  21. I am afraid of flying. I’ve never flown longer than two hours and I am terrified I’ll have a panic attack the day I have to. There is something crazy strange about hanging in the sky in a moving object.
  22. I am a sucker for sunflowers and anything else plain green. All succulents are an extension of my personality. They are strong, beautiful and resilient!!
  23. I am crazy terrified of snakes, heights and being on moving water (Not sure what the correct term is!)
  24. I am 1.70m tall. I’m a bit of a giraffe for a girl!
  25. My favorite features on me are my eyes, hair and lips! I grew up hating all three – my lips mostly but I can’t imagine myself without any of them.
  26. In my ideal life, I would live on an island with a few friends somewhere in the Indian Ocean.
  27. In high school, I played basketball and even got the captain hat in my last year. I would rate myself 6/10 to be perfectly honest.
  28. I’ve been writing a book for the past 10 years. If I ever share it, I would share it anonymously.
  29. I am a serial procrastinator. I started my first blog in 2014 – as a coping mechanism but I would always abandon my writing and get back to it. Here I am now!!
  30. My favorite book is titled ‘Steal Like An Artist’ by Austin Kleon. In summary, it talks about how nothing under the sun is new. We have all been doing the same things over and over again, just differently. So copy what you must, make it work for you and try to be different from the next human, but nothing under the sun is original. It really opened my eyes.
  31. If I were an animal, I’d be a zebra. If I were a fish, I’d be a dolphin. And if I was an insect, I’d definitely be an ant.
  32. I am happiest with family and friends as equally as I am all by myself!!

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