THIS IS ALSO WHO I AM (SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION)
Ever since I was a little girl, I've had the urge to sing and act and write stories and be creative in any way I could, but for many years I kept that side of me hidden from everybody else. Why? Because I grew up in a small town and in a Christian community where - back then, in the 60's and 70's - those kind of activities (especially the singing and acting part) were not really acceptable for a "good Christian girl" to pursue.
As long as I was a child, everyone thought my singing and acting was rather cute and good fun,
but when I became a teenager and a young woman, I got the distinct feeling that my peers thought it was time to
put those things away and start concentrating on getting a "proper education" and find a "decent job".
So that's what I did. I did what I felt was expected of me, and tucked away the artist in me.
I managed quite well to settle for an "ordinary life", and I lived like that for many years and never talked about the dreams I had when I was younger, - the dreams about becoming a performing artist, an actress and a writer .... So the people around me didn't get to know that side of me. I had my own business for 7 years where I did a lot of writing, especially songs for weddings and anniversaries, and people gave me positive feed-back on that - and I sang in a lot of choirs over the years, but that was quite ordinary and never what I really wanted.
As the years went by, it became harder and harder to let my true self shine through. I envied those who dared to step up and sing and act at local events, but I never had the courage to come forward or join them. There was always someone else with more confidence, more talent, and who really claimed the stage ... so I kept quiet about my dreams and longings, but suffered more and more inside of me because of it.
Not living in accordance with who I really am, didn't work for me in the long run. It seldom does. So after many years of not feeling talented enough, good enough, pretty enough... I've decided that enough's enough. I can't hide my true self anymore. I have this life to live, and I need to do something about my dreams. My voice may be a little bit rusty now, and I'm trying to find someone to work with that can help me regain my confidence and find my true voice, be it in singing or acting, - but if I don't find anyone, at least I've started on that journey now and I don't really care where it leads me, as long as it's in accordance with who I truly am.
My mission is to inspire, motivate, empower and serve others at the best of my ability, and I believe the best way to do that is to be unapologetically myself.
The pictures in the slideshow above marked the beginning of my journey towards my dreams.
After many years where I dreaded - even hated! - having my picture taken, I accepted an invitation to a photo-shoot at a local hotel, hosted by a Scandinavian company called Model Lab.
The young female photographer who worked with me that day made me feel relaxed and actually made me enjoy being in front of the camera! We had such a lot of fun, and it was a liberating feeling for me!
It made me feel confident and even gave me a taste for modelling.
The pictures in the gallery above are the results of that photo-shoot, and I am happy to present them. Hope you'll like them!
IF YOU WANT TO WORK WITH ME ON SOME PROJECT INCLUDING ACTING, MODELLING OR SINGING,
CONTACT ME HERE...