About Maja

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Forest and school

On my first day of school, I came home exclaiming, “School is the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life!” This seemed to be true for primary school, but as I progressed through the grades, I also found out (better late than never!) that school is just not a bed of roses – especially if you want to be an exemplary student. More homework, more projects, more stress. Even today, I sometimes find it difficult to see a life after school during the exam periods.

Then I’m glad when I can finally come home and just enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest – we live in the Dübener Heide. Here I learned early on to keep myself busy. Going on bike trips in summer and writing stories in winter have been among my favourite activities for years now.

It wasn’t always easy to bring order into my 10-hour learning day. But over time I have acquired a few learning hacks and tricks that have enabled me to pursue a variety of hobbies in addition to school. So I go dancing, take singing lessons, draw, climb and basically love everything that has to do with action.

Passions

I have also always loved to read – and at least as much to write. Whether poems, short stories or anything in between. Immersing myself in other worlds served not least as an escape from the often stressful school days. While this hobby has taken a beating lately, the Corona Crisis – which granted me a precious ten weeks of time at home – has allowed me to rekindle my love for journalism (read the full story here). Ready to face the public and engage in conversation with you, here I am, writing my own blog.

It’s also bringing me closer to my dream of being a science journalist. Hard to believe, but true: physics is actually my second great passion. I still hope to overcome the cliché of the chaotic physics professor at some point. Although my maths teacher claims that my notes really do look like those of a university professor, we all know: only a genius masters chaos.
Now that my physics degree is imminent, I can hardly believe that 12 years of school should suddenly be over. It’s strange to soon be leading a completely different life. A life that will take me from black holes to the smallest elementary particles, from music to photography (which I would like to devote more time to in the future).

Of course, I will also continue and expand the blog. Here I can pursue my hobby of writing and at the same time make your school life a little easier – at least that’s my hope. Because who knows how the blog will develop in the future. So, are you ready to start this journey with me?

Let’s start in the now. Click here to go directly to my blog.