Nazlı Elvan Gökgöz. 23.
A little bit Turkish, a little bit Dutch, et un peu Bruxelloise. My cultural identity is the product of two international schools and my upbringing in Europe in a Turkish family.
I love coffee and tea; perhaps this is where my Turkish descent reveals itself. I’m also passionate about hagelslag and gouda cheese. I enjoy going down the internet rabbit hole on rainy days. I play piano, some guitar and I can strum a couple of chords on the ukulele. It is my belief that I have good taste in music. Some lifetime essentials are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, The Kooks, The Black Keys, Lana Del Rey, Kings of Leon
(and Taylor Swift). I also happen to be the kind of person you might find dancing in front of a mirror and singing along to Oops I did it again. Finally; I can’t possibly conclude this topic without mentioning Beyonce and saying amen.
Not a pessimist nor an optimist; the glass is whatever. I’m definitely not a realist. I’d say I’m an avid escapist as I constantly find myself avoiding reality. I guess I’m an idealist in the sense that I prefer to think of things as they should be rather than accepting them as they are.
I believe that you have to find your own purpose in life and strive to perfect it, but never fully realize it; because if you do, then you have no purpose left. So, I am proud to say that at 22 I have not yet found my purpose but am trying every day and that’s the most that I can do.