So, way back in the day when I started this blog, which feels like an eternity ago but wasn’t actually that long ago in retrospect, unless you count it in weeks, in which case it was 108 weeks ago that I posted my first post and that seems like a long time but it seems even longer when you put it into days which is 756 days ago and that’s roughly 18,144 hours which is 1,088,640 minutes… If my maths is right… I wonder how many of those minutes I’ve wasted…
Anyway, I came up with the name ‘MissSophiaBlog’ originally because I wanted to recreate a kind of Vogue, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan vibe blog and so, Miss Sophia was made. It has so many connotations which I feel is really important when choosing a domain name. “Miss” sounds young, free, smart but not snobby and “Sophia” makes me think sophisticated, playful, kind of sassy but classy at the same time and I hope that I’ve really given off that kind of impression when people first visit my blog, I mean, okay, the current layout may not be very aesthetically pleasing but I’ve grown rather attached to it, though I’m consistently changing it around (It is due a makeover) but, over time, Miss Sophia has become a different thing all together, she is no longer just a domain name.
Naturally, I’m not a very “put together” person. I’m quite a loser and I tend to enjoy my own company more than the average young adult. I’d rather bury my head in a good book about the fashion industry, than go out, or sip coffee whilst I read blog posts than text a friend, however, Miss Sophia wouldn’t. She’s become a sort of… Alter ego, if you like. Miss Sophia is confident, elegant, proud and passionate. Her make-up is on point and her attitude is all business. Her head, standards and heels are high and she’s self-motivated, rarely letting anything get in her way.
When I’m by myself, with my earphones in and Beyoncé playing full blast, this is who I am. When I’m writing and doing my make up to go somewhere important, this is who I am. I know what I’m doing but at the same time, this isn’t me. It’s very easy to create your own persona and presence online, someone that you want to come across as and I’m very grateful to have Miss Sophia come and put her manicured hand on my shoulder every time I need a little confidence boost. I’m going to sound like a maniac writing this, I don’t mean I hear her voice in my head and I see her walking around my house, it’s just like a jacket I wear sometimes, but it’s my favourite jacket and I don’t want it to lose its appeal with everyone because they are so used to seeing it and it’s so flashy that it can be a little intimidating. So sometimes, I put it back in my wardrobe. Miss Sophia is the jacket I wear to go to an interview or a meeting or whilst I write or get ready to go out. She’s spectacular and something I’ve never really been. She’s helped me out a lot, reminding me that there is this whole other personality within me that can shine when, and if, I let her. She’s someone I have grown to need around every now and then, to let me know who I can be, what’s underneath the slouch and baggy jumpers, behind the glasses and magazines.
So for anyone that’s wondering “Why Miss Sophia?” This is why. This is who Miss Sophia is. She’s me and at the same time, she isn’t me. She’s every woman who has ever succeeded, she’s a stack of glamorous biographies and she’s brilliant from every angle. She is all of the young girls with a big dream. I hope that Miss Sophia can make friends with everyone, even if I can’t.