Who is Sophie?

I was born in London in the East End where I grew up with my parents and older sister. I am now 64 at the time of creating this website in 2017 and have been living in rural central France since 2005. On the whole, I am happy with my life with the exception of a couple of regrets:- my late acceptance of who I am and the fact that at this moment in time, I am still terrified of revealing Sophie to my daughter.

I have enjoyed and drunk far too much alcohol during my life, but I can think of worse things to have done. I still enjoy a drink today but it’s more likely to be a glass of wine with my meal occasionally.  I am a Scorpio, if that’s of interest to anyone, and born on the cusp of Sagittarius. But I have always believed that I am a Scorpio for what that is worth. I studied art and design in the 70s and worked in the design studios in London during the early part of my career. I became freelance after a few years, followed by periods of being a partner or director in different studios. Eventually I chose to create my own business which continued for the remainder of my career up until 2009 here in France. It ended as a result of the financial crashes that crippled many industries. But changed the design and print industry considerably in parallel with rapidly progressing technology.

I married far too young, but when that ended it wasn’t very long before I found myself in a second marriage, producing a child in each. I followed the same behavour pattern almost blindly trying a third relationship. The third brought me to France, but that too failed after 11 years, from what I believe was incompatiblity on many levels. Looking back on all three, I can only conclude that my secrets and internal conflict contributed greatly to the breakdowns and damaged myself and others in the process.

Since October 2012 I have lived alone which has provided the space to find the real me. It’s now February 2017 and at the time of writing this I am quite content. In spite of having the least amount of money in my life and living on my own. It had become necessary for me to re-evaluate everything about my life, which was good for me on many levels.

Love and hugs to you all

Sophie xx

Wouldn’t it be a better world if people were simply just more caring about each other?