After school I worked at a bank and started a company, as this was what I thought I was supposed to do. I did not like my life at all and after a long decision making process I decided to take a jump in the deep. I sold my house and stored my stuff and found a job opportunity in South Africa. A world I never could have imagined opened up for me, traveling and working at the same time. Before heading back to my home country, The Netherlands, I started an "acting for theatre and film" evening course, with the intention to learn to become a better presenter in business.
As I was still pursuing what I thought I was supposed to do, business. To my surprise I really enjoyed the acting training and decided to change my idea of what I was supposed to do and what not and continued an acting school in NYC.
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I’m incredibly grateful that I am able to do something I love every day
When finished studying, my application for a US work visa was denied because I didn’t already have proof of many jobs done in the industry (of course not! I was just starting out). A friend of mine was into sailing and through him I found out that people sailed around the world and made money by making YouTube videos.
I knew nothing about sailing, but travel around the world was always my dream and sailing on other peoples boats seemed a cheap and adventurous way to achieve that. I fell in love with making a travel vlog and have never stopped doing it since. I lived a year on sailing boats sailing around the world but after crossing the pacific I felt it was time to do something else. I cycled New Zealand from top to bottom, drove a $200 motorbike through South-East Asia, sold it for $300 and drove a van from Kyrgyzstan to Pakistan which I then shipped to Argentina to drive to Alaska doing the van life. I'm incredibly grateful that I am able to do something I love every day and thankful for everyone who joins me on this journey.