You Look Like Someone That I Can Listen To For Hours

Deborah Kristina
4 min readSep 16, 2022
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You look like someone that I can listen to for hours.

How do people go about getting to know someone that looks interesting to them?

I am super shy so I’m one that starts friendships/connections with notes.

You look like the type of person whose dreams I’d like to hear about.

When I have a good feeling about someone, why not see if they’d be willing to talk to me?

Have you ever noticed someone just once and wonder about that person for a while, or from time to time?

If you ask me, I’m not sure if two friends ever really feel the same level of care for the other. I say this because I don’t write this with high expectations that you will respond.

I write this because I don’t want to wonder if you would acknowledge me or not. It’s usually better to try to see if the other person is willing to answer.

About me, I was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. Growing up, I longed to go to faraway places. After finishing high school in 2005, I attended Hollins University in Roanoke, VA where I majored in English/Creative Writing.

Honestly, I stayed at Hollins an extra year to get a Master’s (in Liberal Studies) because I wasn’t sure what to pursue as a career.

I imagine that you have a strong work ethic. You’re intelligent and focused.

In high school, I was inspired by a former Peace Corps volunteer who visited my junior English class one day to talk about her English teaching experience in Kenya.

At the time, I looked up English teaching job postings and I realized that maybe I was going to go after such a job as it’d give me the chance to go away.

After I got my Master’s at Hollins, I went to Georgia (the country), China, Russia and Turkey to teach and decided to return to Boston in April 2018.

During my time abroad, I got to explore Europe and Asia during holidays and weekends but if you ask me if spending my time that way was worth it, I sincerely say that I’m not certain.



Deborah Kristina

Author of ‘A Girl All Alone Somewhere in the World’, ‘Confessions and Thoughts of a Girl in Turkey’, ‘From Just a Girl Grown Up in America’. (