I always find it quite difficult to write about myself. How would I know what the other person is interested in knowing about me? Maybe someone wants to know what my favorite dessert is and another person is thinking movie, but how will I know?
Shall I emphasise why I chose a sort of cultural theme for my blog? Why did I choose to do interviews with musicians or actors? Why film review and theatre? Why do I present a red carpet event from time to time? Why art? Because I like it! As simple as that! And because if you want to write about something, it should be about something you enjoy!
However, when I thought about starting this blog I felt like I needed something that would describe me, that would somehow be me, without needing to write my name on a number of walls. This brings us to two different traits that until recently wouldn’t have been seen together:
An optimistic person thinks the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it’s not likely. Someone who’s a tad too confident this way is also sometimes called optimistic. If you see the glass as half-full when others see it as half-empty; if you look on the bright side of things, you’re optimistic.
The realist is a person who accepts the world as it literally is. Some may say you never expect good things to happen, but maybe you’re just a realist, a person who uses facts and past events, rather than hopeful feelings and wishes, to predict the future.
Modern psychologists however have started to look more into this question and have presented us with a few other options. With one of them I happened to identify. Albert Bandura argued already decades ago that optimism is the basis for creating and maintaining motivation to reach goals. And that an individual’s success is mostly based on the fact whether or not she believes she will succeed.
Now, we are starting to also embrace new theories. We are now also divided in either unrealistic optimists (these would be the naive ones, the people that hope the universe will help them if they just send a good positive vibe out there) and the realistic optimists (the ones staying positive while making things happen by planning, staying focused and executing when need be). And whoever knows me will know that I believe we should have a positive approach towards life, but that we should also put in the work if we want to achieve great things.
What would you be able to read on the blog? As stated at the top: arty bits and pieces of my reality. What does that mean? It means today you might find an interview with a London musician, tomorrow I might post a film review, and if you go back you can see me covering a red carpets event. You might also find an art to do item taking place in London, or somewhere close, or an interview I did with a theatre company. This place is all about connecting with the good kind of people, meeting up and coming musicians and actors, but also showing you glimpses, when possible, of well established actors and musicians or other artists. When I moved to London I fell in love with its artistic side, its well presented theatre plays, its hidden art gems and its intimate concerts musicians always seem to have booked over here. That is what I want you to see and experience with me!
That’s just who I am, a realistic optimist based in fabulous London. 🙂