For all you nosy people out there - I don't judge, I like knowing more about me too.
25-years-old officially, but 80-year-old granny at heart.
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Swedish and German (in order of mastery).
Dual citizen of Portugal and Canada.
Probs a three-way split between Spotify, Outlook, and Notion.
Aquarius Sun, Taurus Rising, Capricorn Moon (it's complex!)
4 is my lucky number
Gold or Yellow
I got too many to recommend, I even made a Top 5 list in the section below. But here are two more of my faves:
The talk that made me realize that even ordinary people are capable of impressive deeds, especially if we stop underestimating the power of marginal improvements to change our lives.
This one taught me the importance of surrounding yourself with people who hold you accountable and also refuse to settle for a life of mediocre conventional comfort.
The talk that opened my eyes up to how I can contribute to this world more effectively, by doing the most good with the time I have left on this planet, and consequently introduced me to the EA movement, which is now a big part of my life and network.
Ethan Hawke is an individual I admire on several different levels. Here, he talks about the power of creativity and how one should be allowed to "play the fool" when everyone else succumbs to daily routine and societal expectations. This talk made me realize that I ought not to strive to be analytical or rational or logical all the time. Instead, I should also allow myself to be creative, imaginative, foolish, playful, childish, and all the crazy in between that make being human the highest form of cognitive performance and ability.
How often do we perceive the world to be a cruel and unforgiving place? Well, turns out that according to artist Amanda Palmer, what we have been doing wrong is not asking for what we need, instead we just assume we won't get it. This talk thought me that unless you ask for it first, the answer is always no in the realm of the unknown.