Do you know that, even after writing so many articles, and after writing so many stories, this page is by far the hardest to write? What should you tell about yourself, how should you describe yourself? How can I write down my story, interesting enough to make sure you won’t think of me like I am the dullest person on earth.
Well, yeah.. maybe I am just a little bit boring.
I probably am though.
Let’s just get started then.
SO HERE I AM Yvonne, a 22 year old girl – no, pardon me: female- from the Netherlands. So every time someone asks me if I live close to Amsterdam, the Hague or Rotterdam I have to disappoint them: I live in the most boring part of the Netherlands – sorry if I offend anyone reading this, who I know personally. But really, it’s a place even Dutchies don’t know, because it basically is too small to even be recognized as a real place.
Ok, mustn’t complain so much – I do live in the middle of a national park, I am surrounded by a beautiful bunch of friends, slightly nosy neighbors who will definitely keep the burglars away, and by far the best: one of the cheapest airports (just guessing, not a fact) in Europe, is right around the block. Which is my perfect little escape, because as you might have guessed already: I am a bit of a traveler.
I LEARN A LOT I hated learning in high school. Mostly because I had to learn all these courses that I didn’t really feel connected to. Mostly just math, chemistry and more math. Yeah, I absolutely hated math.
When I was 16 I had to choose a University – seems young I know, I skipped a year when I was younger. Do you have any idea how hard it is for a 16 year old to choose a University? One that will determine the rest of your life? I didn’t do much research. As one of the very few lucky folks in our class I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to write, but I also wanted to be able to do the ‘behind the scenes stuff’ like graphic design, public relations and marketing.
There was only one study that connected these things into one: Communications.
After four years of the real student life – living in dorm rooms, working hard, sleeping in and going out with my friends I graduated University. I was 20 and had my degree in hands. What next?
I am still working on the ‘what next’ part. I just found a great job in my hometown, working as an online marketeer, doing some freelancing and blogging on the side. but in the meantime I am still learning, because I learned to love it. I love to learn new languages, I love to learn nerdy things like coding and Photoshopping and I love to learn about things that I wonder about. I love to watch documentaries and read books about marketing theories and companies.
My friends and colleagues always come to me when they’ve got a question about random things. And not without reason. They all know that I always have a ‘fun fact’ to tell them: honestly I know the most random things about everything.