Not a Happy Halloween Post

(That's a little bloody, but it's the gift paper of my "Happy Halloween, ho ho ho!" )

Yesterday was Halloween. And you were all happy and excited, so I didn't want to be the bad guy. But how about today? We don't celebrate Halloween here in Greece and I think that that's unfair. At least not this time of the year. Our dress up-Halloween period is in February. However, we don't have rainbows made of carved pumpkins or ghosts everywhere. Girls dress like sexy kittens, sexy doctors, sexy tigers and sexy sexies and boys go for the I-wore-a-blonde-wig-and-some-fake-boobs-and-I-am-funny-now. If you are dressed up and you seem like a disgusting or scary-something you are a psycho. Nobody wants to look like not-fake/perfect anymore. Anyway, I am still here in front of a pc having ton of work to do. For the record ( and for you who asked why I am so absent the last month ), I analyze some mice behavior under stressful conditions. Biology studies are good.



Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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Thank you so much for reading!