Let me introduce myself:
My name is Manisha. I’m 18 years old and currently studying International Business in the Netherlands. Obviously, I’m not 100% Dutch: my parents were born in Suriname and we’re originally from India. Never heard of Suriname before?
I decided to do a little Q&A-ish post about myself, so you can get to know me a little better. Didn’t find the answer on something you wanted to know? Feel free to comment!
#1 Why am I blogging?
The reason I started this blog in 2013, is my passion for writing and traveling. I intended to start a travel-blog first but then, somehow, fashion came along. Initially this blog was called Chocolatebeats, a year later I turned it into The Darkling Sky. At the time I was still trying to find my goal and identity. That’s how I ended up calling my blog The Confessions Of A Desi Girl.
#2 What will my future look like?
In 2016, I graduated from high school and started studying International Business in college. I finally knew what my future was gonna look like. I wanted to travel, learn more languages and use my creativity in marketing. I set goals for myself and made a plan on how to achieve them.
This summer (2018) I’ll be doing an internship in New York for 6 months, I will be working on the marketing department of a business (more information soon…) and in 2019, I’ll be studying in Spain for 6 months. I’ll be traveling a lot and I’ll meet a lot of new people, I hope I’ll also get the chance to expand my blog and become a little more professional.
#3 What am I passionate about?
I am a passionate traveler, if I had opportunity I would be traveling the world right now. Discovering new countries, new traditions and new cultures is something I love to do and share with other people. I think traveling brightens one’s view on the world and gives a different perspective, which is what some people really need. Just seeing a little part of the world that you’ve never seen before, can make a huge difference in one’s life.
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” – David Mitchell
Besides traveling, there’s an entire list of things I love. Let’s see…
Fresh sushi, bubble face masks, spending money on new make-up, bittersweet fragrances, my bed, reading Sophie Kinsella’s books, taking warm baths (including bath bombs, because what’s a bath without a bath bomb), colorful weekly planners, tinted lip balms, Elizabeth Arden’s products, unplanned trips to the ice cream parlor, visiting my family and friends in Suriname, finishing up a new blog post, scrolling Pinterest for hours…To be continued.
#4 Favorite social media apps (and why)
That would be Snapchat, because I can stay up-to-date with all my friends. I know where they are and what they are doing (besides all the dog selfies and music snaps and streak snaps, obviously) and this way I can keep in touch with them without actually meeting up, which is important for me because I have a really busy schedule lately.
Besides Snapchat, I really like Instagram. Instagram is the place to be when you want to show your good selfies, holiday pictures or the pictures you made last night. It’s less personal than Snapchat, yes, but this way I can still see what my friends (even the friends I haven’t seen in years) are up to.
I’m always open for collabs, reviews and questions, just contact me here!