Margarida is a very curious person. I usually say that I am driven by curiosity, that’s my fuel. I’ve always been like this. I am a very shy and introverted person, although people do not notice it. I am Portuguese, I am from Faro. I lived most of my time here and I have some periods abroad. I did Erasmus in Austria, when no one used to do it, back in 1994. A few years ago I lived in London for a year and half. My soul is everywhere.
I go with the flow. I am teaching “Creative Writing”, maybe this is the way at least for a few years. But one of my dreams is to do a TedX speech. To be on the stage! Because the stage is where I feel at home. When I was 41, I decided to follow a dream which was to learn classical ballet. So I found adult ballet classes in Faro and at the end of the year we had a show. I did parts of Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote with tutu and pointe shoes! So this was a dream of a child that became true after 40years old. My superpower is to start ballet at 41.
The sun, the light. I also think about islands. Ilha do Farol is home for me and my happy place. It’s the place where I feel safe and find peace and where I like to be during the summer.
This question takes me back to my Erasmus time. There was a band called “Extreme”. Also U2 and Xutos e Pontapés. Right now I like to listen to classical music and film soundtracks. Hans Zimmer is my favorite composer, I can spend hours listening to his music.
Ilha do Farol. Because some of my best memories are from when I was a child and also my adulthood. I remember being at the university and being extremely tired at the end of my 3rd year. My mother was really worried about me and she asked if I wanted to go to a doctor. I said “No, I want to spend a couple of days in Ilha do Farol and I will be fine.”And I was in there for five days and I felt very good! Also here, the city center. Because I like to wander around, sometimes with my camera and sometimes with my phone. I look at the places, depending on the day and light the same place with different photos.