Apr 16, 2012

by English Muse

Hello, amazing people! I am Gulfem Karci from All Happy Things Around, you may already know me as I did some guest blogging for English Muse for a while ago(you can see my previous posts from here, here and here) This was an amazing experience for me and now I will be an honored guest of you on every Monday!

Although I did some guest blogging here before, I have noticed that I did not tell much about myself. Before starting to regular posting, I have decided to share some about of my personality and my life.

I love beginnings… Their unique energy, ambiguity in a sweet fashion and excitement they bring… Overall, such a warm and refreshing feeling! Therefore, I have decided to pretend like we have met just now and I offer you a warm beginning 🙂

Highly inspired by “Phrases We Owe to Shakespeare” post at English Muse, I have started a tiny self-project that I call “reading at least 1 book each week”. Since I started university, I somehow abandoned my biggest hobby ever and rarely read books. The one important dimension of my life was gone. I blamed my busy schedule, exams and everything. Then, I came across with this very post about a girl having a mission reading 52 books in 1 year. It was the very moment that I have realized that the reason for giving up intense reading was nothing but me.

I immediately prepared a reading list AAAAND now today I started my 18th book in the scope of this tiny self-project! Feeling of a book capturing you,  making connections with your past experiences, finishing and thinking over it! All of those add great deal of wisdom and perspective to reader. Seeing that you can evolve with 17 good books is an amazing experience itself 🙂

For me, the most divine place in the world is Shakespeare and Company and I literally spent a tiny fortune over there during my recent trip to Paris.

Another detail about me is I am true stationery store addict. You can put me a stationery store with a considerable level of assortment, then I can forget about time dimension and even who I am. Adorable notebooks, pens with different colors, celebration cards… My favourite stationery store is Ordning&Reda.

I have many different notebooks that I write much about myself, mostly about future. I do not like talking about past. I always plan something, I sometimes even plan of planning other thing. My stationery addiction comes from my true-love for writing, I believe.

The last detail I want to share with you is much more like a confession! I have always been the latest adapter of technology. Although I am just 21, I have never been aligned with those technology waves. Need examples? I opened my blog only two months ago and I opened a Twitter account only last week. Also, I selected the most basic blog template ever that thousand of people have it! It will be renovated soon, though! See? I am not exaggerating 🙂

Next week, I will continue with my regular posts, until then I would be grateful if you can say “Hello” to me 🙂 Either by commenting here or on Twitter! Of course, you are always welcome at my blog, All Happy Things Around!

See you next Monday! Love!

(Photo credits: 1, 2, 3)


This entry was posted on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 6:00 pm. It is filed under Books, Paris, Travel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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7 Responses to “Warm Beginnings…”

  1. liza says:

    I could spend hours searching through the bins in the stationery shop!

  2. Vicki Archer says:

    Lovely post… and good luck with Twitter… xv

  3. Gulfem says:

    Thank you Vicki, loving your blog for quite some time!

  4. Gulfem says:

    same here, they have the loveliest assortment a store can have!

  5. Hannah says:

    I love your blog – always excited to see it on my bloglovin feed! I absolutely love stationery too, addicted! 🙂

  6. Gulfem says:

    Hi, Hannah! I am real fan of your “inspire mondays” posts, already, love your blog too 🙂

  7. Karolin says:

    Hi there, I like beginnings as well, and I hate endings. I hate giving up on things/people. I hate people giving up on me.

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