my name is Vief

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.

photo by Rosalynn H

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. Sadly I had to leave the UK, and spent a little bit of time in the Netherlands trying to figure out if I could continue in academics. It didn't really work out, the Netherlands is just not where I'm meant to be. I do not regret coming back however, I did so many awesome things during those years. Most importantly I learned a lot about myself.

I'm currently back in Belgium, continuing my LUSH adventure that I started in 2016. Exciting, but hard work! Living in Belgium for the second time is turning out to be pretty great. I am finally finding myself at a place of so much peace and happiness that I had been longing for for a long time. And, I'm back on track, quite literally, on my roller derby adventure!

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, running, skating, roller derby, 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. I'm an ENFP: a campaigner who thinks we should all take the steps we can to create better versions of ourselves and this world.

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~

{photos by Rosalynn}