This here is an attempt at a comeback, after I have abandoned my dear blog for such a long time… The reason for that, of course, is university - which is crazy busy, but I am loving Stellenbosch!
First of all, I live in the best hostel, Huis ten Bosch. It is an all-girl residence, where it actually feels like we are all sisters. I may not know much of the girls well, but those which I do know means a great deal to me: Clarina, who is my Shofar (church) small group’s leader; Marie, who is also in my small group; Carla, my friend from school; her roommate Ronja; my roommate Gretha. I also write for Huis ten Bosch’s magazine, which I enjoy.
Then there is Albert, of course. He lives kind of close of me. We gym together and then I eat and relax with him at his flat almost every night of the week. We also go out from time to time (mostly to Cubana, a chilled Cuban social cafe). Then we also spend every weekend together, visiting either his family or mine. We are currently at his house for a week, since both of us have holiday. And we celebrated 6 months of being together on Sunday!
Anyway, back to Stellenbosch. So the actual point of me being there is to study for my Humanities degree. I am so happy about the subjects I chose, because I honestly find all of them interesting: Psychology, Philosophy, English Studies, German (advanced), French (beginners) and Information Skills. Philosophy, though, is my favourite. Socrates,Plato, Aristotle, Agustine…So amazing! I just want to share one of the most important lessons philosophy taught me:
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
Which explains another reason for my blog’s name. Owls are stereotypically considered to be wise, and, well, I want to be like an owl: wise. So I am on a journey to find wisdom. Knowing that I know nothing is the best way to embark on this journey…
Well, that is it for now. I will try my best to share frequently!