About Pia Josephson

http://www.lettersfrompia.com

Posts by Pia Josephson:

Tattoos

I currently have two tattoos, one Deathly Hallows symbol on my left inner arm, and a design of my own, a balloon.

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I did the first one just little over a month after I’d turned 18. I was alone in London and I just went for it. I’d known for a long time that I wanted to get a Harry Potter-tattoo and the thin lines of the Deathly Hallows symbol was the perfect fit.

What I love about it is that it’s quite subtle, most times you can’t see it, even if I’m wearing a sleeveless top, because it’s on the inside of my arm. Something I didn’t realise until after, is also the fact that the tattoo is close to my heart, and Harry is always going to be a great part of me, until the very end.

tat2-1 copy

(look at that unhealthy hair)

When I was 16, I had a very close friend, who once quoted Winnie the Pooh for me;

“Nobody can be uncheered by a balloon”.

And even though we aren’t friends anymore, because that’s how life just is, the quote stuck with me. Around the time I was 17/18, I had a quite bad phase, a phase that still makes a visit, even though I am a lot better now, many thanks to moving to England and starting university and meeting new people. The idea of having a balloon with me at all times, and hence, knowing that there’s always something to smile about, felt like a quite nice thing. I got this one in April 2016, when I went to Stockholm for a quick visit during the Easter break.

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(from my pinterest board)

People say that once you’ve gotten yourself inked, you’re get hooked to it, which is 110% true. I’d love to have more, in the same black thin lines style, I’m incredibly in love with Frida Vega’s tattoos. Always art, of course, but I also want them to have some sort of meaning to me. And I think I’d like to design them myself, as I did with the balloon.

 

Pia x

Hello

about-me

For the past five years, I’ve had four blogs. One was a book blog though, so I don’t really count it as I only reviewed books on it, but I did get invited to events at Swedish publishing houses and got free champagne and food (so if you’re into that, I highly recommend that you start a book blog). With my latest blog I wanted to get away from the hormonal rollercoaster that was so present in the first one, but after having lived in England for the past year, I realised that not everyone speaks Swedish (except Swedes and everyone in Africa, of course). So here we go.

W H O   I S   T H I S   G A L   ?
A 20 year old student from Stockholm, now based in London. I’m currently studying my second year at the film production programme at Royal Holloway University of London. I have a love for late 1800s Swedish architecture, black clothes and Harry Potter. Early mornings are my greatest weakness and sometimes when I can’t sleep, I search for university courses I want to study sometime in the future.

W H Y   B L O G G I N G   ?
It is an excellent way to connect with people who share similar interests with you. It’s a great way to build up your network and to put yourself out there, show the world who you are. Some say it’s a rather shallow and egoistic way, but in a world where most of us are connected to the internet 24/7, I feel it’s important to show yourself both offline and online. Blogging came naturally to be as writing as always been a part of my life since early childhood. It’s something I for most times find calming and rewarding on a personal level.

W H A T   I S   T H I S   B L O G   ?
A personal blog where I’ll be writing about the things that are closest to heart for me; filmmaking, politics, art and occasionally food. I hope you’ll join me on my adventures and share your adventures, and be sure to follow me on bloglovin’ to not miss any posts! And if you’d like to tell me a funny story, something you’ve accomplished recently, or just feel like writing a letter: hello@lettersfrompia.com

 

Pia x

A fresh start

2016-2017

When I started writing on BrevFrånPia.com, I told myself this was going to be the final blog, because that would be the blog I would stick around with. After being on the same blog, called Flying Lions (because why not), for four years, from when I was 15 to 19, I craved something new. Something that wasn’t the constant hormonal teenage rollercoaster, but something that could take me into real adult life. I had decided to start writing seriously, no more trying-to-be-aesthetic lowercase writing, cryptic messages about crying about boys, but to be honest with myself in my writing. Because writing is something I want to do, something that I’ve done since I first learned how to write, even if I have been having trouble with sharing it.

But as my life has slowly started to be more here in England, rather than in Sweden, this is where I feel the most comfortable, where I have my home. It felt natural to start writing in English. So here’s to a new home, with new letters to write. I hope my old and quite loyal readers, some who have even been with me since I was 15, will stay, and I welcome everyone who just stumbled in.

Pia x