Ι am 43 years old.
In case you were wondering.
And this is today's selfie.
Again, in case you were wondering
(denim is my uniform of choice).
Most of you following my posts get a few snippets of my life now and then, but I bet very few can tell much about me or my story. I've been trolled countless times on my own page here, mainly due to the fact that I accept just about anybody's friend request and block noone, even if they prove to be colossal assholes, letting everyone see through them through their comments so that in the end they obligingly block themselves and rid me of their stupidity. But I believe there is another reason for being trolled :
I don't fit into the stereotype of the facebook chick, not at all. People get really confused, just as they do when they cant make someone fit into a stereotype. (and here's a post I wrote about it all:http://askyourdreamsforideas.blogspot.gr/2013/06/no-its-not-my-fault-its-your-dirty-and.html) Yeah, I blog and write about serious stuff but you wouldn't call me an intellectual when I post ass and tits along with wise quotes, would you? Yeah, I keep posting selfies and talk about sexuality a lot, but try chatting me up here and you'll meet with cold indifference ( I never text message anyone unless I know them offline or they specifically ask for something).
So what am I? The brainless chick or the boring intellectual? Why can't I just pick a role?
Maybe it's time for me to tell you a few things about myself
and what I'm trying to do here.
You know, just to get things clear.
In case you were wondering.
I was a child-prodigy in a way, self-taught myself how to read and write at the age of three by watching my three oldest siblings do their homework. I used to read Dostoyievsky when still in kindergarden. The amount of books I devoured by the time I was 12 -local library and all- some adults won't read in three lifetimes. ( hence it kinda hurts when trolls urge me to 'go read a proper book instead of just posting quotes', I did read proper books, folks. In record time, speed reading style. My favorite pastime was leaving librarians dumpfounded by reading an entire book in two hours , then detailing the plot to them in every detail for proof).
I graduated from senior high school exactly 25 years ago. ( I know because we have a reunion in four weeks' time).
I gave birth to four sons, ages 19 to 7 years old that I raised practically on my own since their father works as a tour guide abroad and was absent for many months at a time. Before and during raising them I got two university degrees, first in ancient Greek Culture and Language, then in English and American Literature in theAristotle University of Thessaloniki ( that's 8 more feckin' years of my life burried in books ).
I've been a state high school teacher for 1 and a half years and resigned,( that's equally unheard of in my country, practical no civil servant ever resigns here) then went on to create a successful business, a private school of foreign languages that I ran for ten years. When the economic crisis hit hard, I closed my school down, which was a really turning point for me, because I nearly got depressed by it all, lost my main source of income, in a way had my kids and my entire family turn against me and accuse me for losing my business and depriving them of the lyfestyle they were used to and this led to an an informal separation from my husband. I've now gone back to private tuition and,of course, blogging.
I've been told that even just one of the personal losses I've been through in the last 5 years -my own mother's passing away included- could be a good recipe and cause of a mental breakdown. Instead, an amazing thing happened to me:
I STOPPED GIVING A sHITE ABOUT ANYTHING
and by doing so I found my own true voice and decided to freely and unapologetically share it with the world.
And that got a few people -especially ones that knew me before my personal transformation- pissed off. Calling me names behind my back, crazy and a weirdo the kindest of them on the list. Others stopped talking me altogether (thank God and good riddance!) A lot of them wondered what the heck I've been doing here on fb posting so much and so well, unashamedly????
And the answer is simple, really:
They say that if you want to have something in abundance, you should cause other people to have it in abundance as well , and that's what I'm really doing here, sharing my point of view -unique as anybody else's- about just about everything in my two blogs http://askyourdreamsforideas.blogspot.gr/ and http://love-a-story.blogspot.gr/.
My personal mission is to show by example to as many people as possible that happiness needn't depend on external shite, that spirituality and sexuality are God and go hand in hand with each other and that being yourself is just about the sexiest thing that can happen to you.
And that selfies can be classy, of course.
So that's my story. If you found any inspiration in it, do use it as a personal call to action to share your own personal truth here, so that not just fake voices and fake profiles take the lead and become the norm on facebook.
Scare the world shitless. ''Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth about it''
Love ya all
P.S. Someone trolled me the other day by commenting 'keep silicone flowing' in one of my pics. Let's put things straight: I have absolutely nothing artificially done to either my face or my body. No fillers, no facelifts, no plastic, no lipo, no botox, absolutely nada, nichts, nothing, τίποτΑ!. Not that I pass any judgement on those who do any of those things. But you see, besides genetics, I do have my little secret for looking younger and radiant, if you value that sort of thing that is, and my ebook on how to go about this is long overdue.
So keep coming to me page, that particular cat will be out of the bag pretty soon and, the best part, for frrrrreeeeee!