You're most likely to find me inside a book, or a coffee mug
So, what can I say about myself?
Hi! I am Rubina. I was born in Jan 1995, which makes me 26 years old when writing this.
I am from India.
My forefathers belong to West Bengal and Bangladesh, so I am a Bengali (though I can't read or write Bengali - Oops!).
I was born in a Roman Catholic family, making me a Christian (though I wouldn't say I am a strict Christian; Jesus and Mother Mary are more like my friends).
I was born and brought up in Delhi, and I'm now residing in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
I am a Capricorn, an INFJ, an empath, an introvert (with a dash of extroversion).
I am recovering people-pleaser - still working on it.
I have been in the doom-pit of depression. So when I say I know how it feels, know that I speak from personal experience, and I have the capacity and ear to understand you.
I love coffee, and I haven't found anyone who makes better coffee than me.
I am a Marvel fan. (Are you!?😍)
I am also into Egyptian pharaohs and mummies.
I love Golden Retrievers and will bring one home someday. (Fingers crossed!)
I am an avid reader since 2007. I love spending my time lost in the world of books.
My favourite genres are Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Crime genres. But that doesn't mean I don't read other genres. I sometimes do dip my fingers in Science-Fiction and Historical Fiction.
And I buy books as if I am immortal.
May 2014 was when I realised I wanted to be a writer and author. Since then, I have been through quite some ups and downs, and 2021 is the year I finally gave myself permission to write. You can find me at Rubina's Bojra.
My goal with this newsletter is to share my thoughts and stories. They will be about life, creativity, writing, books, movies - things that have impacted my life. I hope that you will find some use in them - a hope, some inspiration, entertainment, the realisation that you're not alone.
I hope you do stick around and we become friends!
Places you can find me -
Buy Me A Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/rubinagomes
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rubina_g_gomes/
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/rubina_gomes