I didn’t want to open this page with a cliché introduction about myself. Truthfully, I had no idea how to produce this ‘about me’ section. You never really think about how challenging it is to write about yourself. Although it seems we know everything about ourselves – undoubtedly more than anybody else – but it turns out to be really difficult to organise that bulk of information when you’re put to the task of writing a concise ‘about me’ section. But I’ll give it a go and hopefully after this, you will know a little bit more about who I am as a person.
First of all, I ought to introduce myself. My name is Jade Daisy Hyde. I am a 20 year old girl from North London, Enfield. I have lived in Enfield my whole life, until recently (well, now over a year ago), when I moved to Leicester to begin a whole new life at De Montfort University as a Media Production student.
As I’m typing this right now I’m deliberating what else I can include that might be of some, or even any (!) interest to you. So I’ll just write the first few things that spring to mind and pray that I interest people rather than bore!
– I love cupcakes and Mini Eggs!
– I hate bananas. I hate the way they smell, I hate the way they taste, I hate the texture, and most of all I hate the sound they make when people eat them. I think my hate for bananas stems from when I was a child in primary school. It’s a bit inane that I still have an adept phobia of them from this one memory, but it’s a memory that is still remnant in my mind. There was a boy in my class, who loved bananas. He had one in his packed-lunch every day at school and always ate it without fail. One day at lunch time, I noticed that he looked a bit under the weather; all bunged-up and drippy with the flu. Before long, the poor boy threw up in the midst of eating his banana and.. I needn’t say any more really, I just don’t like bananas.
– I want to travel. After I finish uni (and hopefully get a 1st!), I want to travel a bit. I’ve been on holiday, yes, but I feel that travelling will be so beneficial for me as there is so much I don’t know about other cultures. I am quite a homely person, (moving to uni was a big challenge for me!); so I feel that travelling will not only expand my awareness of the world away from the UK, but it will help me to face my fear of the unknown.
– I love English Literature. A particular form of literature I’m passionate about is World War One literature. One of my favourite books is ‘Birdsong’ by Sebastian Faulks. If you’re interested in the Great War, I’d definitely recommend that you give it a read! I also do have a soft spot for poetry. I think I like reading about love poetry more than anything because if you look at the literature of love through the ages, it’s fascinating to see how attitudes towards love, conventions, and the language used to describe love has changed so much.
– I love art. Ever since I can remember I’ve always enjoyed drawing. I’ve never considered myself exceptional at it, but it’s something I’ve always loved doing. I’m definitely not an ‘artsy-fartsy’ type of person; I don’t have any remarkable artistic knowledge or ability – I just like art!
– I have a ginger cat called Mr Hudson.
– Above all I love media. I’m not just saying that because I happen to be studying a Media degree – believe me it took me a long time to decide whether I wanted to study Art, English Literature or Media at university. However, I eventually realised that doing a Media Production degree is the right degree for me, as I can combine creativity, with studying the deeper and more conceptual reasons to why media is so important.
Okay, I’m sure I’ve either bored you with all this information about myself, or (hopefully) impelled you to keep reading my future posts, so I’ll now think about ending it! This blog will serve as my learning journal for year 2 Social Media, so I hope you all enjoy reading about my thoughts and views.