Hi there! I’m Sofia. I live in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, together with my boyfriend Kalle. Photography has been my passion since I was a kid, but I would never have thought that I would work with photography as a grown-up. So, how did it all start?
I moved to Stockholm in June 2013 in order to study medicine (well, the no 1 reason was to live with my boyfriend who had to move there because of a job). I had a bachelor’s degree in medical biology and I was going for a master’s degree, followed by a Ph.D. and a life dedicated to research and science. I had a promising career, by the age of 22 I had already worked with some of the best researchers in Sweden. But something happened – in the middle of it all, I realized that I hated what I was doing. I hated to work in a lab, I hated the long and intense work days (and the tiny paycheck) and I missed my social life. And I missed being creative. So, I decided to quit and pursue the photography dreams that I secretly had. I wanted to create and do something that I really loved. Quitting was terrifying. I had no idea what would happen, or if everything would work out. But I knew I had to do it. So I started studying things I was really interested in – nutrition, health, journalism, and sustainability. It was great and it felt so right. I studied for another 2 years and during this time I figured that photographing food was something that I really loved. And I knew I wanted to share my work somehow so I started Instagramming and the idea of this blog was born.
Quitting a promising career like that turned out to be the best thing that could happen. I’ve created content and blogged about vegetarian and glutenfree food for over three years now and to be honest, I cannot think of anything I’d rather do.
The number one thing that I’ve learned from all this, is that everything always works out. No matter what it is, it will work out. If it feels impossible or devastating – you will figure it all out and in the end, what happened will only have made you stronger than you were before. And that’s beautiful. Life is beautiful.
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