my name is Laura. I’m 20 years old and currently a sophomore at UCLA. College is an adventure for everyone, and an even bigger one for me, as it started with me packing all I had and moving to the States, to another continent, country, city and place where I knew no one.

At the same time, I still consider myself a tennis player. No longer on the international junior tour and having rejected multiple D1 scholarships and instead choosing UCLA for academics, I am I am trying to figure out what my future in the sport I cannot live without looks like. I have been playing for 14 years out of which 8 competitively. Currently I am training on my own and I have the opportunity to play some international events in the upcoming months that could help me decide if I’ll try to devote myself to the sport at least for a while once I graduate.

Besides playing my sport, training and studying, I enjoy writing and hope to be able to put together a piece of writing that is publishable at one point in the future and hence my starting of a blog. It has been a long time since I wrote anything, as at one point thought that I had nothing worthwhile to say. I even considered deleting this blog and starting anew, but re-reading my old posts, I know I could never do it. This shows my growth in so many aspects and hopefully I can rebuild it.

Obviously sports are something I really am into, and not just tennis. I’ve been skiing since I was 2 years old, and got my instructor’s licence, but I love snowboarding as well.

Another main interest of mine is learning foreign languages. Besides my native tongue, I am fluent in English, German and French and currently studying Russian, though I feel like I am slowing forgetting all of them.

Though I’ll keep you updated it’s easier to get to know me by reading my blog, a place where I’m completely truthful and where it’s easier to organise and lay down my thoughts, dreams and struggles.




7 Responses to “About”

  1. thebestdressup 17/06/2013 at 3:51 pm #

    ciao! luvFAB blog.

  2. waynemali 31/01/2013 at 2:10 am #

    Hi Laura
    I have nominated you for four awards, yes that’s right, four awards, please visit http://thebottomofabottle.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/awards-catch-up/.
    Thank you for being a friend and all your continued support.

    • DontYouKnowMe 04/03/2013 at 11:05 pm #


      I am so so sorry. I had written a long thank you reply but it appears it wasn’t published. It’s horrible of me to post this now, after 2 months and I regret it so much.

      To shorten it, I just wanted to thank you not only for the awards but for your continued interest in my blog, especially since I was at the beginning. You truly helped me at least ask myself some questions if not also to find the answer.

      I apologise again and thank you,

      • waynemali 16/03/2013 at 11:05 pm #

        Hi Laura
        That’s no problem, I have been a little pre-occupied of late also, so only just replying to a number of comments after a couple of weeks.
        I am glad I can be of some help at least, I hope things are going well for you.
        I see you are now a Ski instructor as well as international tennis player, is there anything you can’t do?
        If I can be of any other help, just let me know.

  3. sarahneeve 22/12/2012 at 4:58 pm #

    My, you’re busy! 🙂 Thanks for the like and follow, I’ve returned the favour and look forward to seeing your posts. 🙂

    • DontYouKnowMe 22/12/2012 at 7:19 pm #

      Thank you and I’m really glad to see you around here. 😀


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