Hello, my name is Tarnya and welcome to my blog.
After almost 3 years of blogging I feel like sometimes I feel so disconnected from my readers. Although my aim is to have fun and write relatable posts, I also feel I can’t do that without letting you into my life more, letting you get to know me, the raw edges and all.
So I thought I’d strip it back and start from the beginning.
Hi, I’m Tarnya. I was born in Nottingham on the 30th of August in 1989 which means this year I’ll be turning 29 and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little scared about turning 30 next year. I have a younger brother called Ross and it still baffles me that he’s 25 and a ‘real’ adult. My parents were never really together but they were both part of my daily life until my teens, but that’s all you really need to know.
I was the kid that wanted to do everything and anything when growing up. I tried to learn to play the guitar and drums, I drew, read, wrote and watched TV a lot. I was also pretty into sport and was on pretty much all the teams. At one point I was on the guys football team because they didn’t even have a girls team and I still remember the time I broke the school record for the furthest ball thrown by a girl.
I have 11 GCSE’s with a B in art, it always was my best subject. I have 6 A-levels because I ended up going through college twice but the second time around I fell in love with History of Art. During college I was a finalist in a fashion competition and had my piece shown on the catwalk, which was pretty cool. I got an unconditional offer to go to Kingston Uni to study History of Art in 2009 and so I upped sticks and moved to London. I also decided to cut all my hair off and dye it platinum blonde.
I hated uni. I found it really hard to fit in and make friends when all everyone did was drink, which I wasn’t that interested in. Although during my second year I made friends with some amazing people and two of the ladies were bridesmaids at my wedding! Uni was also where I fell in love for the first time and it completely took over my soul and it ended 2 weeks after I handed in my dissertation, it changed me forever. I graduated with a 2.2 and it probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done and I’m proud of that mark and all the hard work I put in. But it did spark passions in photography and blogging in my spare time (you can nosy at it here if you fancy a laugh, a few of my old sketches here and here).
I have 3 tattoos and 1 piercing and my favourite colour is yellow. My first job was working for Ladbrokes, it literally sucked the life out of my soul for almost 5 years. Then I landed a job at SEGA and so my career in video-games started (more info here). I’m 5″8 and I’m actually pretty confident with being naked, I think my true enemy is ill fitting clothes. I’ve never broken any bones but have been in an ambulance twice. I hate having my photo taken but I’m trying to change that this year and also, it annoys me that I don’t have some cool portrait of me as the photo for this post but oh well.
I love cheesy R’n’B and can rap along to the best of them, I love Seth Rogen films and I’m pretty sure I fell in love with comics/X-men when my biology teacher told me I was a mutant because of my partial heterochromia. My childhood dog was a black Labrador called Gromit and my imaginary friend was Bugs Bunny. I’m terrified of heights and I’m ever more scared of drowning, I hate having my nails really long and chocolate is my weakness.
I wish I had my life more together and that I wasn’t scared of making phone calls. Sometimes I have crippling self doubt and worry that I’ve taken on too much than I can handle but I’m also much stronger than I think I am and have gotten through a lot of shit in my short time on this planet.
So that’s a very short introduction to my whacky life and I hope you feel like you’ve gotten to know the real me a little better. I’d love to know one strange thing about the real you too, so please share them with me in the comments!