I would prefer if my name stays hidden on this blog, so I use the Sofianna name here. I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary.  My parents are horseback riding coaches. Before they became coaches they both were pentathletes. Pentathlon is a sport which involves five different sports. Running, Swimming, Shooting, Horsebac-riding and fencing are the five sports in pentathlon.  My dad whom I am very proud of was a European champion. So not surprisingly, me and my little sister did pentathlon as well. I had done pentathlon for ten years before I decided to focus on only on fencing. I started to swim when I was three years old and my parents put me on a horse when I turned six. Sports have always been in my life. I cannot imagine my life without it.

Pentathlon is probably the hardest and most time-consuming sport because you have to train to be good in five completely different sports. After practicing five hours a week just to be a better shooter, which was my weakest sport, I realized I would not get any better in shooting. That was the point when I made a decision and decided to concentrate all my energy only on fencing which I was the most talented, I became more successful in fencing than I have ever been in pentathlon. That is why I am in New York, fighting for the fencing team’s success at St. John’s.

The other thing that I’m obsessed with, beside sports, is traveling. Some girls spend their money on shoes and clothes or dining out. I spend it on airplane tickets. Before I moved to New York, I lived six months in England in a little town called Wells and in Vancouver, Canada for a summer long. In England I worked in a pub called The King’s Head, which I really liked. I liked my colleges, my boss was awesome, it was very close to where I lived at that time and I also liked the customers who came into the pub. Even thought I had a wonderful time in England I was happy to move from Wells to New York. I enjoy changes and prefer keep moving. Just in this year, I have visited the Caribbean, and Toronto. I went on a road trip in Arizona in May and I was in London last weekend. I’m back to Wells at the moment, visiting my friends from the King’s Head.  Next weekend I’m going back to my hometown, Budapest, where I’m planning to stay till the end of the summer. However I’m planning to go on a trip to Bulgaria in the beginning of July.

After school I would like to keep both obsessions and become a professional fencer and travel around the world going to World Cups.

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