about lfs & the blogger

Who is this blogging chica?

2013

Laura Anne lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is currently the manager of a small non profit organisation and a postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow. When she’s not doing that you’ll find her blogging, working on her bucket list, volunteering with Girlguiding (which she writes about on her other blog The Girlguiding Life), catching up on her favourite TV shows (The Last Leg, QI, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, NCIS and White Collar), pestering BBC sports journalists to run more stories on gymnastics, hanging out with her friends at the beach or hauled up in a café with a book & some cake. She is a part of a Christian community called Soul Surfers  that is connected with Central and Christian Surfers.

She loves chocolate, cake, fresh summer fruits, singing, bouncing, chatting, laughing, music, film, theatre, dance, surfing, gymnastics, stand up comedy, books, beaches, sunshine, flip flops and pyjamas.

What is this blog all about?

Learning from Sophie is a blog that is full of my personal ever-evolving thoughts, excerpts from my life and reflections on my past, present and possible future. The blog originally began when I moved from Aberdeen back to my home city of Edinburgh during a year of unexpected changes. Writing the blog was a form of therapy to make sense of my thoughts and emotions as well as keeping friends near and far up to date about the constant changes in circumstances…and it somehow evolved into a community behind the scenes of people who had struggled with unplanned pregnancies and loss, people who struggled with religion, doubt ridden faith beliefs and church culture and friendships forged through sharing both the exciting and mundane everyday life through social media! Seven years after starting to blog, the comments section is much reduced but I still continue to write when I can because I’m constantly reminded of the power in being willing to share honestly and genuinely in public so that others feel able to say ‘me too’ (even if it’s in private to me and the rest of you readers can’t see it). :)

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