Member Spotlight: Meet Sonia, An Adventurous Business Coordinator Living In Copenhagen

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Meet Sonia!

Sonia comes from the beautiful state of Himachal, in the northern part of India. It's also known as 'Land of Snow' with majestic mountains and lush green forests. So adjusting to the weather in Copenhagen probably wasn't so difficult for her, but we guess she might be missing the mountains. Sonia has lived in Copenhagen for five years now and before that was living in the UK and Germany. She lives a very international lifestyle and brings a great global perspective to the community. We're so happy to have her as a part of our LifeX community in Copenhagen!

LifeX apartment living room

How long have you lived in Copenhagen?

I have been living in Copenhagen for almost 5 years now. Currently, I am working as a Business Coordinator for Denmark's largest postal company. I moved here primarily for work, after working in Germany and the UK for a few years. Honestly, Copenhagen was never really on my bucket list but I didn't realize when I fell in love with this beautiful city.

What’s your favourite thing about living in Copenhagen? 

I love Copenhagen for a lot of reasons, the vibrant and international crowd, work-life balance, bikes, hygge and whatnot, but the reason I love it most of all is the architecture. I am a sucker for colourful buildings, and the architectural charm here is magical. Above all, there’s a feeling of peace in this country, a feeling of happiness and of overall well-being.

Rooftop view and Lifex memberAre you learning anything new at the moment?

Last year, I started learning Roller skating, which was quite fun, and I plan to continue practising it this summer, until I break a leg (figuratively and not literally!). I love learning new exciting things, and the best one I have had so far is Pole fitness. In some way, it has changed my life for good. I am learning to do a handstand too, Life is nice upside-down. I am also gradually learning Danish (don’t ask me why!) :D

What will we catch you doing on the weekend?

I love exploring new places and things, so you will always find me planning weekend trips, and if not, then at least doing some sort of activity outdoors. I also like to dedicate one of the free days for self-care and a little bit of Netflix :) And I also have my days when I am as lazy as a sloth.

LifeX memberWhere would you spend all your time if you could?

If I could, I would go to Switzerland and never come back. Switzerland exudes peace, especially the Swiss villages, Alps and the lakes. As soon as the travel restrictions are lifted, I would fly away..

Do you have any tips for remote working?

Setting Boundaries. It is quite important that we draw a line between work and personal life. It is hard, especially, when you work from home. I also think that the biggest intrusion in our personal life is the after office hours email, call or messages. To avoid this, I have a 'no work cell phone rule' outside my work area.

LifeX apartment bedroomWhat’s your favourite thing about co-living? 

I was quite skeptical about the co-living concept. But quite honestly, I am glad that living with LifeX has changed my thoughts on co-living. You get to socialize with new people, learn new cultures, indulge yourself in community events. All of this without getting your personal time and space invaded. And, I am not bragging when I say 'I have the best housemates'. Sometimes, we are crazy and fun together, and other times, laziest souls ever- Perfect combination for me! I am glad that I chose LifeX. [See Sonia and her housemates pictured below posing for a fun holiday photo 😍]

LifeX Community and homeDo you miss anything about India?

Definitely miss the convenience and warmth of my home, the Indian snacks, home-cooked food, and all the fun festivals. India is full of adventures in everyday life.

What’s your go-to guilty pleasure? 

It definitely has to be 'Too much Instagram and Tik Tok'. I just can't get enough of it. :D

Do you have any Pet-peeves?

I actually have quite a few, but what tops the list is - Unhygienic people, Pessimists and Braggers.

LifeX Apartment Living roomAnything else I didn’t ask that you’d like to share? 

My new found love is Photography. I love clicking and being clicked. Check out my Instagram, there are just a few, but I hope you like them.