Before I officially start “blogging”, I figured why not write something about myself first. I am not exactly a household name, hence it’s more of a need really to share something about me. So here goes. ☺️
I am Cathrine Daghigh. That’s the short version of my rather long name, which I prefer not to confuse you with by simply keeping it as such. See, my father is Persian, hence the not so common family name. (The pronunciation of which is even more uncommon, I can assure you.) The other half of me is a mix of Chinese and Filipina. This fusion of cultural differences and beliefs I must say, is where my curiosity for the world primarily stems from.
Traveling, among other things, is my passion. When I was 20 years old (that would be exactly ten years ago and that was just me giving away my age), I started living on my own, hence my thirst for adventure and hunger to see more of the world sprung almost instantaneously. I went around the Philippines, backpacked around Europe at 22, Asia at 23 and just never stopped from there. I must say, it truly is character building and liberating to see the world in multiple perspectives. Most especially when you do travel alone, which I was quite fond of back then, before I met the love of my life. That however, I would have to park for some future writing material.
But you see, I do not travel for a living. (Even if I sincerely honest to goodness envy those who do.) I travel on every holiday or vacation leave I get my itchy feet on. (Which is exactly like right about now! I got a couple of weeks off from work, so here I am in Denmark trying to make mighty use of my time by kicking off this blog! I will write about my Denmark experience pretty soon, so stay tuned guys!) Anyhow back to what I was initially saying — I am blessed nonetheless to be working full time for Procter & Gamble for over 9 years now. I must say, the people I work with are just about the most inspiring geniuses of our time, and most importantly have been my second family.
Fitness is my other love. I spent a significant time in my twenties training for marathons and triathlons and doing water sports on the side. While I have fully stopped racing, I have somehow managed to keep the lifestyle. Hand in hand with staying fit is of course my ongoing attempt to look quite decent. I am in no way any fashion expert, but I believe in classic and timeless style. And just like what my first name stands for, which is “pure”- I am in love with the purity of anything white.
Having said all that, it goes without saying that balancing work, fitness, traveling, and most importantly time spent for loved ones, can be rather challenging. But it helps to know your priorities in life, what your non negotiables are, and what truly makes you happy – all these will help you decide what goes first over the other.
So that’s a bit of me for now. I sincerely hope I tickled your interests even just a tiny bit. Truly looking forward to sharing with you all of my travels, adventures, misadventures and everything in between; as I continue with this lifelong journey of seeing the world, always with passionate eyes and the heart to keep on learning – one plane ticket at a time.