About me

Hello Beautiful!! My name is Sofi and on any given day you can find me with joggers on, my hair usually up, ice cream in one hand a spoon in the other (because, yes I love my ice cream!!) and a fire lit deep inside me to share love with others! I’m a Sophomore in high school who is constantly stuck in the never ending school battle but vibrantly happy!

I’m passionate about everyday girls lead lives with God placed at the center without feeling stuck! I love God, my friends, my family, bible journaling, ice cream, iced caramel lattes and of course joggers and messy buns!

I started a blog this past July with hopes to share the good, the messy and everything in between about life and living a life with God placed at the center.

The heart of the blog is to inspire everyday girls to place God at the center of their life and let him be your compass. “Centered Compass” is planted on the verse in Isaiah 58:11, “The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.”

My story

I strolled down the streets of Holland, Michigan with my sisters, Linnea and Izzy, as I peeked my head in every window we passed through on a windy but bright October day. We continued to stroll, peaking in all the windows and finally stopping into what my sister, Linnea calls the "Vault Store". They basically turned a huge bank into a cute boutique. I could've spent a lot of money there, but there was one thing I knew I wanted, a necklace. Although I'm still not sure why I wanted a necklace, I think it had something to do with the fact that all the girls at school had short, small necklaces.

Anyway, I sat there debating which one I should get, would it be an "S" for Sofi or a compass. I remember standing there asking Linnea which one I should get. She immediately responded with "The Compass". I thought to myself, "Why?" I could pull up a compass on my phone, there's a compass! So why? She told me it was because of the adventurer in me, you love to be outside, go backpacking, star gazing, walking in the park. I decided that was better than an "S" for my initial, which I already had a necklace for.

I went to check out and paid $10 for the necklace, little did I know it would be some of the best $10 I've ever spent. This is the exact same necklace that I am wearing right now writing this. It's the same necklace but it's not just gold anymore, it's green and orange and silver. It's tarnishing and turning my neck black. My parents continue to tell me that I should buy a new one that won't tarnish. I'm sure that day will come at some point. However, this compass necklace has been with me through a lot. It's almost been three years wearing this necklace night and day but that's what makes it so special. It's been with me through some of the hardest obstacles and most joyous times. But, so has God and for that, I am forever grateful. For now, though, I'm okay with it being a little tarnished and my neck being a little darker. That's ok because I had no idea that this necklace could ever mean so much to me.

It wasn't until my Youversion app notified me of a verse in Isaiah 58:11, "The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden like an ever-flowing spring". This verse instantly reminded me of a compass, the necklace I had worn so close for months now, has a value worth far more than the ten dollars I spent at the vault store. It pointed me back to God. It reminded me that just as a compass has four main directions that all connect right in the center. I will strive to place God at the center of anything and everything I do, no matter where I am on the map. I love a compass because it can be applied to any one and every one no matter how young or old you may be. It reminds me that no matter what paths I take in life, God will always be at the center. For the Lord guides us when we are lost and when we are found. The Lord is our compass.