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YOU KNOW THOSE MOMENTS WHEN YOU HEAR A GOOD SONG, WITH AN EVEN BETTER LYRICS. BRINGING BACK MEMORIES, OR BEING AS APPLICABLE TO THE SITUATION YOU JUST GOT OUT FROM? YOU’RE PRETENDING THAT YOU ARE THE MAIN CHARACTER IN THAT VIDEO CLIP, BECAUSE YOU FEEL EVERY WORD OF IT. AS IF THEY WROTE THAT SONG ABOUT YOU, AS IF THEY WERE THERE WHEN EVERYTHING HAPPENED…

Yeah, talented people whom can play with words like that whether it is in lyrics or book form, it intrigues me tremendously. Because words cause everything that happens in life. Weird sentence right? But think about it. Words can make or break a situation. Heck, words can make or break a person. It is so easy to put a few words in front of another, yet it can be so difficult to find the right words in tough circumstances.

But it is with that intense fascination for writing, that I have decided to pick up the pen once again. To write out of passion, out of need. Before my mind runs out of ink and the ideas to scribble down disappear. Doing so I created my first business called The Revitalized Chick Pea back in 2017, with a writers platform in that same name attached. After three years I realized that I found as much joy in cooking & baking, as I do with writing, so I started nutrition website The Chick Pea’s Cuisine. Early 2020 I also started a creative agency named Amsterdam Linked with Identity Designer Melanie Peggy. Our small creative team offers you help where needed, from logo design to illustrating, everything to make your (next) business one hell’ of a successful one. Combining all of this with my curiosity for the human mind, I also decided to help others find their voice. Because rhyming is great and a good flow is priceless. But if the vibe ain’t right, you won’t feel the words and your story will stay unheard-echoing in silence. Storytelling is key for every individual, for every company that wants to represent the best version of themselves. It is with my cut the crap and stay true to yourself no-nonse approach that I have been able to help individuals find their voice and understand their background, their base. Use the words around those experiences to create a story, their story. And that story has been there all along, it just needed to connect. That is what I can do. I will combine the words and let them dance around the matter in between the lines on paper, until it becomes some something greater, giving it a special effect. I will connect the dots, you hand me the subject.

We all got our own unique story, don’t you agree. Isn’t it time you start sharing?

From an early age I am interested in phrases and sayings, figuring out the meaning of music lyrics & writing down stories by myself. Throughout the years I wrote so many storylines, I can’t even remember if I ever really finished one. Somewhere around 10 years old, my interest in the English language started to grow and so did writing in that same language unfold. So I learned the language by listening to music, feeling the tones of the pronunciation and let it grow into a skill packed with energy and compassion like a tulip. I remember my mom used to listen to this radio station that played music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s for about 99% of the time. Something I have been able to appreciate like a good bottle of whiskey, grooving on the songs till this day on, while writing this rhyme. But back then I found it weird to know, that in the late 90’s, that there was no Spice Girls, Boys2men, nor Britney Spears playing on that same radio station. I’ve let it arise into a voluminous solid appreciation, my widely music foundation..oh those childhood memories.

Writing is a process. It is about trying to express yourself even when words fall short. Using one of your four formatting skills, polishing your vocabulary, correcting your spelling and format your sentence structure. With countless people to write about, or write to if you want. An unknown audience or targeted. Using the same 26 letters as many other languages use to communicate with one or another by the hand of thoughts and ideas. You have got the power within to write history, let it all out. Since the right moment will never occur, start the process, begin now.

In case you got interested in working together, or perhaps would like to receive more information, you can by clicking here. I am looking forward to hear from you and maybe I can help you find the words to represent your brand, company, blog, business, or side hustle the right way.

Everyone is an artist in his, her or their own existence, colouring their canvas with the art of kindness and passion for life. Find your voice, tell your story. No border should be a burden to disconnect shared interests.

MICHELLE BRAAKHUIS   

CEO, FOUNDER OF THE REVITALIZED CHICK PEA &
THE CHICK PEA’S CUISINE
CO-FOUNDER AMSTERDAM LINKED, CREATIVE AGENCY
WRITER & CONTENT CREATOR
NIKE ADDICT – TRAVEL JUNKIE

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