Hug More Interview Series - Kristina Vuković
She adores art, loves to travel and she believes in lifelong learning and acquiring of new skills and knowledges. She is a digital communications specialist and a founder of a extremely diverse and personal-growth orientated blog called According to Kristina! She is a hugger of course and yes you guessed it, her name is Kristina!
WHY DO YOU LIKE HUGS? WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO YOU?
Actually, I have scientific explanation for my love for hugs. I’ve done a test called “5 love languages”, and as a result I’ve got that my primary love language is a physical touch. Hugging people (and pets) is my way to say everything I cannot say out loud. Like: ”I love you”, “You mean a lot to me”, or: “I’ve missed you”.
WITH WHO DO YOU HUG THE MOST? WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE HUGGING PARTNER?
My favourite hugging partner is one of my best friends. We live in different cities, so when we meet, it’s like a hugging session.
IS THERE A ONE PARTICULAR HUG THAT YOU WOULD POINT OUT AS YOUR FAVOURITE? ANY HUG SO FAR THAT STICKS OUT?
I know this one! Once I haven’t seen one of my best friends for 4 years. Life separated us, and she went to a different country, with her family. One day, she came to my city, first time in 5 years, and she came to see me. We hugged and cried. It was very emotional.
IS THERE SOMEONE YOU OWE A HUG? SOMEONE YOU SHOULD HAVE HUGGED OR YOU WANTED TO HUG, SOMEONE WHO DESERVED A HUG BUT FOR SOME REASON YOU STILL HAVEN’T?
It may seem strange to you, but I owe a hug to a donut! You know that donut with pink icing and sprinkles, from Orbit gum commercial? Well, I saw her in real life, as a mascot, in Belgrade, casually walking through the city center, and I was scared to go and hug her. I regret so much I didn’t do that, so I feel like I owe her a hug.
IF YOU COULD PICK ANYONE, WHO WOULD YOU HUG? DEAD OR ALIVE, FICTIONAL OR REAL?
I would really like to hug an elephant. I don’t know why, they really look huggable. Is that even an answer?
AND LASTLY, GIVE US ONE DAMN GOOD REASON WHY WE SHOULD ALL HUG MORE?
You should hug more because it’s warm, and soft, and you feel safe and secure.
Hug is the best present you can give!