Hello world,

I started this blog as a seventeen year old who lacked confidence. She didn’t know who she was. I do. So, unlike my original about page, this one will be a little different. This is who I am, and I hope that, with a bit of luck, you will want to continue reading more about my life.

Just a few small facts about me…


I’m half Turkish and half English.

(This is the fact I use for nearly all icebreakers I have had to take part in.)

  I’m left handed which always seems to be a conversation starter.

(Whilst writing in class someone always asks the obvious ‘Are you left handed?’)

  I can bake but I can’t cook.

(This really is one of the most interesting things about me)

I write when I have time, and I dream when I don’t. I immerse myself in music, and find myself being inspired by it each and every day. I cry when I’m stressed, and I feel things too deeply. I’m sensitive (more than I would like to admit). I can be defensive (even though I wish I wasn’t so). But I’m human.

One day, I hope to share my stories on bookshelves around the world. Until then, I hope you enjoy seeing the journey. I once said that “this is a blog for the daydreamers and optimists,” but that was a lie. It’s a blog for the realists.

Until next time keep dreaming x


24 thoughts on “About

  1. Ha! You sound like a young me (except for the half Turkish, half English part). I am left handed, can bake, not cook and daydreaming was one of my favorite activities as a teen. Of course I am older now, with 4 children that are older than teens themselves. Enjoy the moments.

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    1. Thank you! It makes me happy to know that people enjoy reading what I’m writing. Congrats on writing your 450th short story that’s definitely a big accomplishment 🙂

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  2. Hey Melis I created a Blogger Hall Of Fame and I inducted 5 people. You are one of them. ‘The 2015 Dan Curley Blogger Hall Of Fame Inductees’ have influenced WordPress in a positive way. I do a write up on everyone on my wordpress and offer nice words and mention why they were picked. Congrads Melis you made it to The Hall Of Fame!


  3. Helloo! I wanted to invite you over to a blogging event I’m holding on a monthly basis, it would be absolutely lovely having you partake as well. It consists of you documenting your life every month through your memories.
    I already posted my writing about my month and I have the rules here: https://thoughtsofasociallyanxiousextrovert.wordpress.com/my-monthly-memories-monthly-blogging-event/ It’d be lovely reading one of your My Monthly Memories posts. Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful day!

    Basant She

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  4. haha I am left-handed too and you are absolutely right that for some reason it is such a huge conversation starter!

    And while i can cook AND bake, i totally understand why someone can bake but not cook – i am way better at baking. i think its because baking involves exact measurement and rules whereas cooking is more up to trial and error.

    keep dreaming xo

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  5. Hey melis, just read what you wrote after Brexit. It was really good. I wish I had known you that day. I felt so confused and sad I just wandered about Middlesbrough appreciating all the different cultures that surround us. I couldn’t find any solace in the retainers either as they were too angry and you summed it up perfectly. X great blog xx

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    1. Hi Hayley! Thank you so much for reading it, never mind giving such fab feedback. It was difficult to avoid being biased, but I wanted people to read it without feeling the need to disagree with me haha. 🙂 x


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