My name… is Titia and in Latin it stands for Joy & Happiness. I think my parents gave me this name for a reason.
My childhood… raised in the countryside in the Netherlands. Between pigs & sheep, potatoes and beetroots. Cycling nearly 15 kilometers to high school as the Dutch tend to do.
My parents… are really cool. When I was a teenager they had a beach restaurant & a surf center so I lived several summers on the beach.
My family… beyond my crazy mam & dad, I have an amazing sister Muriel and a brilliant 10 year younger brother Albert.
I wrote… a contribution to the book “Visions of a better world” when I was 14 talking about the song “Men in the mirror” from Michael Jackson
I crafted… more than 10.000 cards to finance my trip around the world
I travelled… for 2.5 years with Up with People. We had 3 busses + one truck and young people from 26 nations. I lived in over 100 host families. Still very grateful for this amazing experience.
I studied… International Business Management in the best student town of the Netherlands: Groningen
Met my husband… because we went camping and he had a tent and I did not :-) a year later I ended up moving to the great city of Cologne, Germany
Gave birth – in the water – to two wonderful kids… our son Silas (10) and our daughter Maja (9)
Being a mom means my tasks range from being a cook, a taxi driver, a saint, a police-officer, a hugger, . . .
I work full-time (from home) in the marketing department of a photo printing business. Work wise, my philosophy is based on 3 principles:
- Quality matters
- Customers are the reason for businesses to exist
- Employees are the greatest asset of any company
I love the world and all it’s people and I started to blog, to find out, what else I’d have this world to offer.