My name is Vief, and I love going on adventures whilst trying to find my place in this world.
I've kept diaries since I could write and my photos are often like little personal diary entries. My love for taking photos was probably inherited from my mother who bought me my first camera when I was still young. But the difference between photos taken by me and my mother is that she almost never shows up in the photos. She died when I was ten and the realisation that there are so very few photos of her made me sad. Maybe that's why I take so many photos of myself, so the memories that I hoard have a face they belong to.
I was born in the Netherlands, discovered a few languages and many passions while growing up before eventually moving to Belgium. I spent three years at the Royal Academy of Arts with a dream to do more with photography. That adventure didn't end in the form of a photography degree or career, but that is alright with me! I learned a lot and continue to love photography.
After figuring out that professional photography was not the path for me, I decided to go on a different adventure: to pursue academics. I ended up in Leeds, where I studied Linguistics & Phonetics and had such an amazing time. I fell head over heels in love with the UK, which is one of the reasons why I go back there all the time... I'm currently back in the Netherlands, continuing my academic adventure by doing a Research Master. Exciting, but hard work!
So here I am, often taking the longer path to get to where I need to be. I move around because I can't stand missing my friends. I spend my days as a space mernicorn, curious about how the brain works. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, wearing Lolita fashion, drinking tea, playing the harp, crafting things, taking baths, eating ALL the vegan food and watching a lot of [Disney] movies and TV series. I am working hard to reach my goals, big or small. Currently, I am training to run a half marathon in September! [Again!]
I'm a hoarder, but I'm trying to hoard memories rather than stuff. This is what I am using this blog for, and I hope you like it! For a more organised list of things I'm doing and want to do, check my impossible list~