Margot – 23 years old, Dutch, writer and storytelling enthousiast.

Ever since I was a little girl, storytelling has kind of been my thing. From the moment I could read, I devoured books. And when the stories I found couldn’t scratch that itch, I started creating my own.

That’s not to say I was always reading and writing. There were times in life where reading was the last thing on my mind. And the kid that kept reading and reading and reading until she collapsed was gone. Or, I guess, hidden somewhere deep down while the other parts of life demanded my attention. And it took a while for her to come back out in full force.

But I think I always knew she never fully left. Because through the years, I kept writing. Some days I was more active than others, and sometimes weeks would pass before I wrote a single word again, but I kept writing nonetheless. Because when I didn’t, my need for storytelling would slowly grow until I had no other choice but to let it in again.

And by the time I noticed this need to tell stories was present in more than just my writing, it just made sense. So, I guess you could say I have been a storyteller all my life. It just took me a little time to figure out how that would and could take shape. But now, I tell stories through photography, spoken word, fictional stories, and poetry

And this blog is just another way in which storytelling pushes to the forefront of my life. Though I have yet to decide how often I will update it, and what shape this blog will take. But I’m sure I’ll figure that out soon enough!

So, for now, I hope you enjoy reading my blog. And I will talk to you soon!

If you want to know more about me, or just want to see what else I do, have a look at my Instagram accounts. On @talkingtext I share my love for all things written, but also dip into a little bit of lifestyle and ‘day-in-the-life’ stuff of a university student. @mmfotographics, on the other hand, is more like a portfolio. On it I share my (freelance) photography that I am particularly proud of, or just feel the need to share.

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