Once upon a time, there was a princess, and her name was Ella. Remember the story of the princess and the pea? Well you see, that’s why I’m a princess. If I were atop of 20 mattresses, I would feel the little bump, because I have Fibromyalgia. But hey, I’m not going to let that define me. So here are a few other things about me:
1. I like dressing nicely, all the time, and doing fancy hair dos (July 2015 update: I now have short hair, so never mind about the hair dos). If I don’t feel great inside, I might as well look great on the outside. This way, when I look all put together, people don’t see my pain.
2. I love to write.
3. I am a huge fan of Bastille, Kodaline, Passenger, Daughter, Ed Sheeran, Lauren Aquilina, Lewis Watson, Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Florence and The Machine, Gabrielle Aplin, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Hozier, Birdy, Ms Mr, Soley, The Script, The 1975, Luke Sital-Singh, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Alt-J, Bear’s Den, Lorde, Adele, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic, Radical Face* and many more… (July 2015 update: Wow, updating this list will be difficult… I shall leave it). Music is such a wonderful thing, and my vow to myself is that when (/if) I get better, I will learn to play an instrument.
4. I battle with myself very often, and the best way for me to reach conclusions is to write the battles down.
5. I’m working on a novel. Currently about 10,000 words. The goal is to finish it, no matter what the end result is. My soul is crying to create a story. (July 2015 update: funnily enough, when I started this blog in April of 2013 this was a true about a certain book. Now I’m working on a different book and I’m once again nearing 10k).
6. I like lists.
I’m sure I’ll think of more things later and then I’ll update this page. (It’s very hard trying to write about yourself like this. If you really want to know about me, read my posts, and figure me out through those. I believe people are a lot more complex than how they present themselves. Things are never as they seem, and we should never assume.
Ella (I’m not really a princess)
*The man behind the name is Ben Cooper, and he saw a ripped up piece of a flyer, with the words “radical face” and decided that would be a great stage name. He later realized the flyer was for “a radical face lift”.
General 2015 update: I created this page a few days after I created this blog, over two years ago. Incredible how true this still is, and yet how different I am from the girl who wrote it then. Thinking about it is giving me a headache.