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Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, daughter of French wildlife photographers Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, was born in Namibia. During her childhood she befriended many wild animals, including a 28-year old elephant called Abu and a leopard nicknamed J&B. She was embraced by the Bushmen and the Himba tribespeople of the Kalahari, who taught her how to survive on roots and berries, as well as how to speak their language.
How I wish I grew up.
I second this. Also, wasn’t going to reblog at first, but then I saw that frog and I about died. This is so perfect. I want to re-do my childhood.
She’s so cute, too.
I’ve been struggling with this ever since I had to make a choice about my future. I made this choice twice, and I’m terrified, because I don’t think I chose well either time.
I’ve always thought that if I wasn’t good enough at something, I shouldn’t be doing so to begin with. I’m not good enough at many things. I never enjoy things I’m not good at, and I’m sure that’s my problem. I like to feel I’m capable of getting better. But I’m stuck believing that that stems from a natural tendency towards something, an innate ability. I don’t know if I’m wrong or right, I just know I doubt my choice more and more each day.
Don’t get me wrong about a few things. I love having moved here. I’ve made good friends, I’ve found a person I love deeply, and this city is all I could ask for (I wouldn’t go back to my hometown). But taking up Graphic Design? I love it, but is there any future for me at this? I don’t find it in me to actually make a career out of it. I’m average. I might have a decent but unstable job. Acquiring the skills hasn’t been a rewarding experience for the past year; will making a living out of this (if possible) be any better? My gut screams no. What have I gotten myself into?
Unfortunately (or not? I can’t tell at this point), I think I know what I’d love to be doing. I’m good at languages. I’m passionate about English, it never ceases to amaze me, even after all these years. I tend to think I wouldn’t be a good teacher, but what if I am?
I ought to stop being afraid. I should go for it. Only two things stop me: my mother’s disappointment (especially since she’s the one currently supporting me), and my own fear of failing, yet again. I know I can overcome them both. But I need to lay out a careful plan, so that I get whre I want to be.
Wish me success >.<
HELLO MR MCAVOY
Taken from Patrick’s performance on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 Show. The full interview, including a performance of Overture is up here - http://soundcloud.com/patrick-wolf/patrick-performs-on-dermot
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