Name: Alexandra

Instagram Handle/Username: Alexandra.parpala 

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My name is alexandra, I live in in Italy but I was born in Romania. My parents decided to move here when I was 8 because even tho my dad had a great job he hated the place. I’m 18 now and I consider myself Italian of course, when you learn to love so much a culture, their food, cities and ways to be I think you can consider yourself Italian. Here in Italy there are 5 years of high school so I’m studying finally for my finals and next year I’m going to UNI. I’m from Rome which I consider one of the best cities in the world, it’s stunning and so fun and surprising. There’s more of me to say, it looks like a have the perfect life but when I first moved here I didn’t feel quite accepted, but things s changed, I made a lot of new friends, I lost a lot of them, and made others. I’m very chatty and spontaneous so talking to people is not that difficult for me.

What Inspires You Every day? : My inspiration everyday is my best friend. She’s the only one that always stay by my side, she’d determinate and strong, we both are. We have the same dreams and same thought. She’s the one who motivates me and understands me when I’m at my lower and I feel depressed. Maybe I shouldn’t say this but I have an ED, so she helps me with that and calms me when my self confidence disappears

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: Live a life you will remember. I find this quote both scary and inspirational. Scary because it makes you to realize that all of this will come to an end eventually and you will get old, but Inspirational because you have to live your life like everyday was to last, you HAVE to make great memories, to never get bored, to take that plane and make a one days trip you haven’t planned, to text that boy, to get wasted and dance and to be the life of the party, nothing should stop you from being yourself and having fun, without having fun it’s even worth living?

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal life is to becomes a successful as the fictional Miranda Priestley. In Uni I’ll study economy and management, then after I graduate I’ll take a master class I’m fashion business. High fashion is my world, to do something related to it would be literally a dream come true, and I’m very ambitious so I think I could accomplish that 

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : Since I live in Italy we were quarantined from March to may. During pandemic I felt both alone and motivated. I worked out everyday, I studied, went for a run almost every afternoon. But not having any kind of freedom made me feel so alone, I craved going out, seeing my best friend, even dating boys. I craved being in a crowd and going to clubs. But in July FINALLY I felt happy again, quarantine had finished seriously just in June, and in July and august I went on vacation with my best friend. Best summer of my life. We met a lot of new people, we had fun, we got drunk, we stayed out until 7 AM(yes AM). 

What is a positive message you would like to give others? : Don’t overthink, we really only live once and it would be a waste not to make every experience possible. Travel, make friends, try new things.
But also if you have some sort of problem or ED like I do, please please please don’t let it stop you from enjoying life, it’s difficult I know but see a specialist and try to get better, or tell about it to someone very close to you.

What questions would you like to ask others?:What’s your biggest dream? Not speaking of work life, just a dream you have but you never talk about

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