Friday, October 16, 2015

My Biggest Adventure - Self Discovery

Woo, it has certainly been a little while, hasn't it? Almost an entire year of no posts! It's been quite an interesting year for me. I will try to deliver this information as rationally as I can; I have quite a bit to share.

As a whole, I feel this year has been quite a transitional year. Finally settling into myself has been very calming and has kept my mind at peace. Over the years, I've had several (seveeeerrrralll) different personalities/looks/ideals/nationalities. I even tried out a different name for a little while, that didn't stick at all. I am excited to present to you all the true me, the one I set out to find several years back upon moving to the U.S. to study.

My name is Violet Boudreau, I'm 16 years old, and I'm from Monte-Carlo, Monaco. My parents are very famous; my father is an author with a few hit books under his belt that have accompanying films, and my mother is a song-writer that writes for many American, French, and Italian pop stars. My entire life has been rather privileged and glamorous; flying around the world attending various premieres and events with my parents, being in the shadow at all times. I became good friends with Madonna's daughter, Lourdes, as we have similar problems of being in the shadow of the spotlight that is on our parents. Growing up living in the rich tiny little "country" Monaco has definitely shaped a bit of my ideals and who I do not to be. Many of my neighbors back in Monaco are multi-millionaires with several foreign cars and boats, with snobby and uptight personalities to match. I was able to find a small group of friends throughout school that weren't total snobs, and we still keep in contact to this day. As my life continued, I got increasingly tired of the glamour my life entailed. One late night, I decided to enroll myself into Peaceful Valley Academy, an American prestigious school with people from around the world. I got my acceptance letter the week after and fled Monaco without a word to start my American life. In America, I found many, many, many  more friends. I started blogging. I found many internet friends. I started to form who I was.

Today, I love many different things. I enjoy studying plants and growing them in my little dorm, I love candy and chocolate (which, btw, is really good in the campus candy shop!). I also really like makeup, but mostly stuff for my eyebrows because I'm obsessive over them. I love 90s clothes. I'm a huge fan of American pop culture and American music, thanks to my mom. I'm also really interested in ancient Greece and Egypt, but who isnt, hehe. I'm attempting to learn how to play piano, mostly because I really want to learn how to read music.

Anyways, here is the new and improved me. I plan to start recording my life regularly (please hold me to it this time. Lord I am SO bad at this.) I hate leaving without some photos, so here is how I look today at this very moment. Being 100% me, 100% original me.

Lots of love,

1 comment:

  1. Violet!
    Am I dreaming, or are you actually posting? I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH! Please do keep up with your blogging (although I haven't been so great at it myself this year). I think it's really cool that you're from Monaco. It's such a glorious little country! I must say that I'm a little envious of your privileged life. I mean, I'm not dirt poor, but I'm not wealthy either. I could see how you'd get tired of it, though...I guess! Welcome back, dear friend! :)