I don’t think I have ever been happier.

I don’t think I have ever been happier.

That is a very strong statement, I know. I didn’t expect to write something like this down, this summer. But it is true and I couldn’t be more pleased to genuinely say that.

I have recently closed an enormous chapter of my life, of my youth. About a week ago, I graduated high school, marking the end of an era. An era during which I really discovered who I was, who I am and who I want to be. Up until this point, I mainly lived my life following the path everyone else followed. With an exception here and there, for example when I found out about my passions and the things that really sparked a fire inside of me. Like last May, when I released my poetry bundle on which I had been working for a few seasons. Following this rather ‘standard’ route was fine for the past decade or so, however now it is really time to craft my own journey and make my own choices. The next steps need to be taken.

In a month from now, I will be moving to Amsterdam. I am very lucky to be able to say that I found a home there for the coming years. I will be starting my bachelor degree in psychology this September and couldn’t be happier about the fact that I got through the submission process and will be commencing my dream study soon. I am so ready for a big change and longing for a new environment in which I will be able to pursue my academic and personal interests in this Dutch metropole.

At the moment, I am very content with my creative projects as well. I am working on further promoting my poetry bundle ‘Rays to distance the dark’ and expanding the locations where you can buy it. From last week onwards, you can for example also find my book in concept stores, which I am very excited about. This summer, I want to be able to create a lot of memories that will hopefully also result in a creative boost of inspiration. I will be doing some photography projects and obviously I will continue writing (in different formats) as well.

Since I finished my last exam on the 31st of May, I have had quite a filled planning, though this planning merely consisted of doing activities I enjoy with the people I love. I have had some amazing boat days with my friends, visited theme parks and spend quite some time in the city I soon get to call home. Furthermore, I have been spending a lot of time with my boyfriend; we went on a lot of cute dates already and are just really enjoying the time we get to spend in each other’s company. At the moment of writing, I just got off FaceTime with him and he will soon be here to relax by the pool all afternoon, have some drinks, listen to music, make a campfire and sleep under the stars. Can you image a better summer day? – because I have trouble thinking of one! I feel so so grateful; it feels like every single aspect of my life is unfolding perfectly right now; when it comes to love, career, academics and so forth. Just a few months ago, I was still dreaming of all that I have now. Incredible how much can change in such a short time frame; I started 2021 in quite an insecure manner, unsure of what I wanted and what I was about to go through. Not even half a year later and everything is clear now. I can’t wait to turn the first pages of this new book on my way to adulthood.

I hope you enjoyed reading this short update and I hope you are doing well. Enjoy the sunshine, the blossoming roses, the simple afternoons in the garden and the people around you. Have a great summer <3.

Love and sunshine,

Sophie



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