Meet the Blogger: Helena of A Diary of Lovely

May 31, 2010

In 5 words describe Helena
passionate, patient, compassionate, stubborn, chatty

You are a world traveler! Tell us where you are currently located, and where you have lived before!

I currently live in London but my home is Barcelona. I was born and raised in Barcelona (minus 4 years living in Athens). I love my home city and miss it dearly to be honest but life kept me in London and I try to live it the best I can. I came here to study a MA and I was only supposed to stay for a year, circumstances kept me for a bit longer and then I met my boyfriend, the rest is history 🙂
We live in central London and I can’t complain to be honest, life isn’t treating us badly. I am blessed with a wonderful family, some really good friends and a wonderful partner. I recently started a new job that for now keeps me happy and we have a pretty house I love taking care of. I am lucky as I have traveled a lot and been to most of Europe and some other places around the world which is blissful and a great experience. One of my favorite trips was to Northern California and Vegas 🙂

What inspired  “A Diary of Lovely”? and what is your favorite part of blogging?

Last spring I came across Apartment Therapy and I became highly obsessed. From there the Internet was my oyster and my desktop started overflowing. I wanted a place to store my inspiration, ideas, things I loved and cherished which is how the blog began. I never thought I would take it to where it is today and to be honest it’s still a half dream, I never thought anyone would want to read me! It has opened incredible new doors and has allowed me to meet some incredible ladies. Every comment, every email, every reader, follower is a little smile in my life, A Diary of Lovely would be nothing without all these so I can’t say thanks loudly enough. 

I love discovering new blogs, new people, new inspiring people daily, there is so much talent. It is a privilege to be part of this community and truly and honestly feel blessed, it has completely changed my life and has made me believe more in myself and want to improve every day. Hopefully I can continue doing it for a very long time and maybe one day I can meet some of you personally. 

Name your top places you go to for inspiration? (blogs, places, people)

Blogs, blogs, blogs for sure, I can’t even narrow it down to some and I would rather not name specifics as I have a long list of blogs I follow and admire and really don’t want to miss anyone. Magazines, I subscribe to several and there is always something that will inspire me or give me an idea or two. I get inspiration everywhere, in the street for example, London is such a diverse city and inspiration is everywhere. My family, especially my mom also inspire me, and my friends. And blogs, did I mention blogs? 😀

What is your dream job? OR Where would you like to be in five years?

My dream job, aaah that’s THE big question. Ideally I would love to work from home, and work for myself. Not sure if it will ever happen but I’m hoping one day I will be able to manage myself, I would love to be able to afford more time for A Diary of Lovely too. In five years time I would like to be married and have a baby. Spend quality time with my partner and fully enjoy life. Hopefully live in Barcelona closer to my family too. For now these are thoughts and dreams and I would love to come back here in 5 years and tell you that I’ve accomplished these or some at least. 

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*Helena is one of the sweetest girls, and she is so much fun to follow! Her blog is filled with inspiration, giveaways, fashion, etc. Be sure to check it out! Thank you so much Helena for allowing us to get to know you better!

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