Nice of you to drop by. I’m Stéphanie (Lúthien on the internet), recently turned 27 and I’m a Dutch girl living and working in the UK. I’ve been blogging on luthien.org for more than 8 years now (I can’t believe it’s been that long already!) and my blog has truly become my diary over the years. It has documented a lot things happening. Like graduating (and the diploma), moving to the UK (and moving again), my pets (here, here, here and here), my family (grandmother, sister, parents & more parents) and of course friends. But it has also been a place to document my love for photography (have you seen those ducks?), vintage cameras, journal pages, painting, notebook addiction and even some crochet and building imaginary things with dad.
This blog is where I write about what I’ve been thinking about, what I’ve been making and what I’ve been seeing through my lens. I will take you with me while I chase my Ireland dreams and I will occasionally geek out about languages, history and other Celtic/Irish related things.
Following my dreams has always been very important to me. I have a lot of people telling me ‘that’s so brave’, while in fact, most of the time, I don’t feel brave at all. I rather think it’s pretty scary. But having to make a choice between not following my dreams and staying where I am, or taking the risk has always been a no-brainer. I’d rather take the risk and I don’t think that’s brave. Jumping off a cliff, that is brave. This is just what I do, following my heart where ever I need to go, even though it’s scary and hard and yes, even when I want to throw in the towel and quiet. Even then I still feel that following my heart is a better option than quitting and going back. And no, I don’t think that’s brave. It’s just how I am.
So, where to start reading? Well why don’t you start with having a look at a few of my favourite post? (which I will be adding to over time)
- How to get all your ducks in a row
- Notebook collection
- Loads of cool photos
- DIY garden in a cup
- A year away from home
Want to know more about me? Just keep reading, or send me an e-mail.