So, hey, quick intro. This is a new series I started yesterday called “Have You Met…?” where I talk about my favourite online friends, and hopefully convince you guys to go check them out if you haven’t already 😀
Yesterday’s was Have You Met Dippy Dotty Girl?
Ready, let’s go.
So, you’ve probably figured out who today’s post is about (cause her name’s in the title).
Haaaaaaaaave you met Cheila?
The above photo came from me diving more into Pink For Days, which is the name of Cheila’s blog! Because she loves pink. Look at the jacket she’s wearing, pink. Case closed. Cheila, btw, if there was a spike in numbers on lots of your old posts, that was me! I got lost in a rabbit hole of posts, and I couldn’t get out for a while 😀
Anyway! Cheila is based in Lisbon, Portugal. She has a sister (who she is very close with and protective of). Cheila is 25. She lives with her long time partner Rui, and her little dog, Rosa (whose name means Pink in portugese, yes?). She had a small business, working as a private teacher and tutor, but took a break for health reasons and is slowly getting back into it. She is also studying a lot of things (English Studies, German, Italian, other things?). What I’m saying is, she wears lot of hats, figuratively.
Cheila blogs about many things, all things really. Lists, to-dos, tips, stories, rambles. Her longest recurring series is Health For Days Journey, originally called Journal. This is where she lists her to-dos for the day, then updates us on how she went later on that day. She has good days, she has okay days, and she also has bad days. On her good days, Cheila can power through and get a lot of shit done. On other days, she just needs to rest and recharge, but still does what she can. I’m sure we can relate, we all go through shit (some more than others), and luckily it seems that all Cheila’s readers can understand and empathize.
I’ve included a little tidbit from her about me page.
This will be my creative and emotional outlet in many ways. So you will get all of me. Some days I’m happy and super productive and organized and high on energy and some days I’m just blah. On bad days I’m getting by, hour by hour, waiting to go home and crawl into bed. On really bad days, I don’t even get out of it. This is me, for now.
I’m trying my best to have more good than bad days (meaning trying to get better by taking my medication, going to my doctor regularly, doing therapy and all the things you should do in my situation) and I would say that most days I am calm, highly functional and even funny, so you might enjoy reading my blog.
Now let’s delve into some of her favourite posts of mine. There is again, a lot. I haven’t even tried to narrow them down (I did actually, there were way more!).
This is actually an oldie, and one I recently found going through the backlog of Pink For Days. It talks about how she and Rui met, their early days, and it’s so cute!! I’m a sucker for all love stories.
Ah, my first post of Cheila’s. I loved this idea, I borrowed it for my 300 followers milestone!! I remember thinking that Cheila seemed genuinely interested in her readers, and wanting to get to know them.
I love her little house tours! Rui and Cheila recently did some renovating around their place, and Cheila was awesome enough to show us all pictures!
As you guys know, last month, Maggie, Cheila and I all took part in the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. These were my favourites of Cheila’s. In Day 5, Cheila talked more about her childhood which is a rollercoaster ride to say the least. But she also showed us pictures of her growing up! In Day 13, she talked about her dream job of being a doctor!! I loved reading this post, Cheila writes so passionately about how she loves both literature and science, that as much as she is good at teaching and enjoys it, it’s not her true passion. It was such an interesting read, and I hope she can eventually work out how to get closer to this dream job 🙂
How could I not include the amazing multiple day blogging party to celebrate Cheila reaching 1000 followers?
Finally, this is a post where Cheila just talks about a whole bunch of random stuff. It’s so much fun to read, and I’m guessing to write!
I will stop here, before it gets any more out of hand and I ramble even more about what an amazing person and blogger Miss Cheila is.
Just kidding, I’ll keep going.
Cheila, you are an incredible, supportive, and inspiring human being and blogger being. I am proud to consider you one of my best blogging friends, and overwhelmed and grateful that you consider the same of me. I love our random chats either late at night, or early in the morning. I know that you always tell us that you are there to talk with, and I want to extend that same thought to you. I would also love to say that should we ever meet in person one day we could watch a movie, but we both know that we would never agree on one. Perhaps we could just sit together, talk, and you could teach me to knit. That would be nice.
So, have you all met Cheila? I’m gonna assume yes. If not, go say hi.
The next Have You Met will continue next Saturday 🙂