“From Mélanie, the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek melaina, meaning: black, dark.”
This is what you get if you google the definition of my name. Interesting.. because I wouldn’t say this describes either my character nor my way of living life. As a matter of fact, I have black hair. So this makes it all okay, I guess?
All joking aside! I want to describe myself so that you can get to know me a little better.
I am 23 years old. I am living in Switzerland. Actually, born and raised here. But I don’t have my roots in this beautiful country. My Mom is Colombian, my Dad is Dutch. That exciting mix of nationalities gave me the best of both worlds! Or should I say three worlds?
I really appreciate being able to live here in Switzerland because I can’t help but say that this country is awesome! Its security and cleanliness is just overwhelming. And did I mention the breathtaking landscapes you get to see here?
Clearly, I love Switzerland. But a little peace of my heart still belongs to two other parts in this world. Colombia and Netherlands. Luckily, I grew up with lovely parents who always wanted me to know everything about their culture. They taught me their language and they showed me the cities where they had made all of their significant memories throughout their earlier lives. I mean, before they got me and my brother.
I have a little brother, 21 years old. Wow, time flies by! I always see that when I look at my little brother, because.. oh well, he’s not that little anymore, he’s even got taller than me…
I have a sweet little dog called Lucky, and he means so much to me! I could have never imagined how important a dog can get and how much love you can develop for your pet. He’s such a loyal companion and he always shows you how much he cares about you, how much he loves you. He is just extraordinary!
And last but not at all least, my special someone. I can only say how lucky I am to have him. I fell in love some time ago and everyday I love him a little more. I’m blessed to have a boyfriend who is incredibly wonderful, attentive, caring, lovely, attractive and simply the BEST!
I hope this gave you a little insight of myself. You will read a lot about my life, moving abroad to study, settling in to a new city, getting to know friends, living on my own and so much more! I hope you are as excited as I am, to see what happens the next few months 🙂