About Me

Paul and I before my graduation in May 2010

Hey! My name is Sophia and I’m a 22-year-old gal who just graduated from Loyola University Chicago in May 2010. I got lucky, and was hired at the company I had been interning with since December 2009. Now I’m a full-time editor. Since I’m stuck at a desk for 8 hours a day, I started gaining a bit of weight. Five pounds may not seem like a big deal, but when you’re 5’2, every little bit counts. So I decided to get myself back into shape, by exercising 5-6 times a week and eating healthy.

After a couple months of working out regularly, cutting back on sweets and red meat and adding a whole bunch of vegetables to my diet, I feel so much better! And I don’t want to stop anytime soon. My schedule is constantly jam-packed: I wake up at 6:30 a.m. and don’t usually get home until about 5:45 p.m., I’m trying to find the right balance of working out, hanging out with friends and family, spending time with my boyfriend, reading, writing and blogging!

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 werewolves…and so much more. I’m a geek at heart and proud of it!

I truly believe 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 matterΒ  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.

My blog will mostly contains anecdotes about my life, my workouts, a small portion of what I eat 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.

22 Responses to About Me

  1. Congrats on landing a job so soon after graduation! I hope I can snag one just as quickly as you. I’ve been looking into editing myself, so I’d be curious to know what your job entails and what you think of it!

    Glad to have found your blog! πŸ™‚

  2. ravenwaves10 says:

    Hi Amy! I’d love to tell you more about my job! You can email me any specific questions you might have at the email address I listed above. πŸ™‚

  3. Stefanie says:

    We’re neighbors! And I hope to go to Grad School in Chicago, so then we’ll be super close!

    You have a new follower! πŸ™‚

  4. Congrats on everything – graduation, job, blog! Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  5. Excited to have found your blog! I am also living in Chicago so it is always nice to ‘meet’ fellow bloggers!!

  6. cbrady3 says:

    Hey girl – you sound just like me! Trying to balance a job, relationship, healthy living, and a blog for the first time! Look forward to reading!

  7. Jenny says:

    Congrats on your new and exciting job!

  8. Love your blog girlie!!! πŸ™‚

  9. Hi, Sophia! I just stumbled across your blog and am loving the fact that you are an editor! I’m a English Communications major and am graduating in May, so it’s always nice to hear some success stories. I would love to chat with you sometime about writing, reading, blogs, life in general, if you ever get the time (maybe a commercial break?) πŸ™‚ Looking forward to hearing from you!

  10. Erika says:

    I’ve been a silent reader (lurker) for a while now and just wanted to de-lurk myself and say ‘hi!’ I love your blog! πŸ™‚

  11. life is a peace of cake, relax, chill, and take an ecstasy pill!

  12. Mary says:

    I just had to comment because I am a science fiction/fantasy junkie too! Go geeks!

  13. healthyhelper says:

    I love Chicago! You are so lucky to live there! It is such a great city!

  14. love your blog in case you haven’t noticed! so adding you to my fav list!

  15. Hi, great great blog. I can’t believe you are a writer and editor…so so neat πŸ™‚ I love books, reading, etc etc…great blog.

  16. Thanks for the link, girl! It’s more complicated than I thought! I’m looking into using a professional. What about you?

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