Hey! My name is Sophia and I’m a 25-year-old gal interested in healthy and happy living. I graduated from Loyola University Chicago in May 2010. I’ve held a few jobs since graduating, first as an editor for a small company that managed a variety of websites related to food and exercising. Then I dabbled in PR for about a year and a half at a large financial institution. Now I work for a company that tracks advertising rates as a Marketing Communications Specialist. It’s about 10 minutes away from my home and it’s fabulous!
I’ve been dating my boyfriend Paul since February 2007 and we moved in together in May 2013. He’s my rock and can make me smile and laugh like no-one else. I’m very close to my family and I have a younger sister and brother.
So what else? Hm…I’m 100% Greek and can speak it pretty fluently. I’ve been living 2 blocks outside of Chicago since I was a kid, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to leave this city, despite the cold. I love science fiction and fantasy, and that includes Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, many superheroes, Star Trek, Sailor Moon, Xena Warrior Princess, Buffy, anything relating to vampires, zombies…and so much more. I’m a geek at heart and proud of it!
I’m an exercise nut and have run three half marathons so far. I try to work out 5-6 times a week, specifically running, weights and yoga when I can manage it. Exercising is seriously what keeps me sane. It’s my “me-time” and allows me to reflect on my day.
I’m an avid believer that everything happens for a reason, and that we have to go through crappy things to not only become stronger, but to find ourselves. Everyone goes through rough patches, but no matter what, you can always pick yourself up. We’re in charge of our own lives, and we are the only ones who can make the decisions to change.
I started this blog in 2011, but took a very long hiatus from mid-2012 until 2014. But now that the New Year is here, I’d like to try this whole blogging thing out again. My blog will mostly contains anecdotes about my life, my workouts, recipes and any other random thought that pops into my head.
I hope you enjoy yourself while you’re here! If you have any questions/comments/concerns, you can email me at ravenwavesblog @ gmail . com.