About me

I love writing the “about me” page.

I am not sharing that with you because I am proud of who I am.

I am sharing that with you because a few years ago that was the hardest thing to do.

Writing. About. Myself.

I hope you read that and realize that you can also love to write your “about” page.

Because you have a fantastic life to dig from, even if it sometimes doesn’t feel so.

Anyway, here we go!

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My name is Marjolein.

I like to think I am funny, or at least will try to add some jokes to any conversation.

I love music but I am lousy at playing the guitar.

I own one, it’s blue, my favorite colour.

I also suck at cooking.

It doesn’t help that my four kids keep wanting to eat the same kind of food all the time.

Cooking the same things over and over again makes you quick at it, though, and I like to do things quickly.

I also like to work in a flow.

If I feel I want to create something I will do it ASAP.

I used to suck at making decisions.

Those took a long time.

I was in my head a lot.

Trying to figure out what “I should be doing”.

This is why I found myself married at 35 years with a reliable husband, 4 kids and living in my dream house.

And completely unhappy.

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My divorce was a time where everything was falling apart, while I was building myself up.

I realized that I had always felt like the odd one out.

Before my divorce I had ideas and dreams that seemed bonkers and I learned to keep to myself.

I had been told by the educational system that I wasn’t very smart, nor talented.

I had to change that around.

With low self-esteem it is hard to believe in yourself, let alone create a life you love to wake up to!

Nothing about my life right now looks like how it was before.

And yet I am happier than ever, because I finally learned to walk my walk.

Funny thing is that I had always dressed and expressed myself in the way I wanted to.

I didn’t follow the status quo, there.

Sure, I did loose my interest in fashion for a while.

That was the moment where I lost myself the most.

But I always kept experimenting and finding new ways to be creative.

Both online or offline, with paint on walls or canvas, in virtual spaces with fashion or without.

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It is that creativity in combination with an excitement that I feel when I see something that is new or unique that defines who I am and why I do what I do.

We are all unique individuals.

And I like to bring that out.

I have personally experienced the strength that you feel when you are true to who you really are.

In fact, much of my personal growth has to do with being more authentic every day.

Whenever you want to build something authenticity is important.

It means you focus on the right things and the way you do it makes the right people attracted to you and your work.

Things just seem to flow from there.

With the course “create your stage” I guide people to show up as who they truly are.

You can read more about my course by clicking the button.

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3 thoughts on “About me”

  1. Hi. I just read yr story and I really know what you talking about… so good That you wrote about that Mainstream fashion Desaster we’re living in. Time to make a change! I just about starting a mending service in my town and looking for pictures I can use. Would you sell or let me use one of it? I’m happy to get in touch with you.
    Cheers from Switzerland, AnnaLena

  2. Hi Marjolein, I can really relate to your journey of coming from a place of fear to then blossoming into a state of being that’s more at peace with oneself and ones own needs. It’s a really nice feeling of recognition to read about your journey x

    1. Thank you so much for your reply! I appreciate you sharing your thoughts as well! Thanks so much for reaching out! Is that something about your journey that you want to share with me?
      love, Mj

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