Hello there, I’m Sophie and I have never settled on one thing in my life. If anybody asks me: science or humanities, tea or coffee, cats or dogs, rock or pop etc, my ultimate response is: why not both? These are not mutually exclusive things, people! The same goes for my taste in visual art. As much as I adore Schiele, Chagall, Breughel and other creators of “high” art, I am equally thrilled to hold a good graphic novel as I am to see their paintings in person.
Blogging always seemed so easy to me. You just sit down and start writing, get it published and that’s it. But after four months of doing it myself, I know better now. There are so many things you need to think of: frequently posting, finding the topics, finding the time, and, most importantly, writing things that people find interesting – and especially that last one isn’t easy. The easiest pit to fall in, is to write about your personal life.
About two months ago I was elected into the board of a students’ organisation. Not a regular one, though. The one I was elected for is one that focuses entirely on making new friends, talking, and drinking tea together. Yes, that’s it. The past few years these atypical students’ organisations seem to have become more popular, and I most definitely understand why.
Ever since I was a child I have been strongly fascinated by history. Not really in an outspoken kind of way, but in a “my-brother-is-obsessed-by-history-and-I’m-secretly-stealing-his-history-books-from-his-room” kind of way. (He never knew until now, if he’s reading this. #sorrynotsorry) It was my guilty pleasure: stealing the books and teleporting myself to times long gone. You probably wonder why. It’s quite simple: to me, history is the one thing that comes closest to magic.