Hi, I’m Pauline!
Folks also call me Paw and some send me emails with my name spelt Pawlean which I find awesome.
I’ve been compared to the big ol’ powerhouse of the cell before because of my constant energy. This energy is mostly gained from the golden hour I dedicate to myself every morning where I take care of my mind, move my body and write.
I haven’t always been like this, but as with every dramatic story, I was hit in the face with a pretty big wake-up call in 2016. Now, I love to training and thinking like a superhero. My world needed saving, so I saved it. 🦸🏻♀️
For the last 16 years, I’ve lived in a small green place in the North of England called Sheffield. I usually tell folks I meet abroad that I live in London or Manchester to avoid explaining where my magical, alpaca-filled home is. Recently, I moved to a bigger city in my pursuit of independence (I still love you mom.)
Although I call the UK my home, the beautiful country of the Philippines will always be my home-home. This will also explain why 90% of my conversations are about missing the sun.
My accent keeps people guessing; I’ve been told I sound Aussie and even American. But none of those are right, and to be honest, I’m still puzzled on what accent I actually have. 🤪
Another fun fact is that I have a non-identical twin who describes me as overly-dramatic, but I always like to remind her that this trait helped me get into a movie once.
My favourite word: Multi-Hyphenate
During the day, I work in the technology industry, currently on a 2 year graduate training programme.
I’m a believer that anything can be learnt with time and determination. I don’t hold any qualification in Computer Science of any kind and my interest in tech sparked when I was building Pawlean at the age of 8. I pretty much grew up on the internet.
Although I enjoy and love what I do in the tech world, I am more than that. I also dip my feet into creative media, building up communities, getting on stage and voicing out my ideas and stories, powerlifting and writing.
In other words, I’m a multi-hyphenate. A proud, kick-ass, trail-blazing one.