By Janet Parrella-van den Berg 

The last couple of weeks, probably around the New Year, I felt the need to write a blog, or something like that, as I have never read a blog or had a desire to write one, so I don’t really know what you would call this. :P  I don’t know where that feeling came from, even why my lack of interest all of a sudden changed.

I do like to write though, my morning ritual is to write in a journal, I write to myself and to God, trying to make sense of what I feel and experience. And I write in my personal  Instagram an usually longish post, even though I know that the majority of my followers don’t read what I write, but I know there are those who do.

So what is this blog going to be about?

I would say life, just simple life in all its ways. Sometimes exciting, and sometimes nothing special…

If you’re interested, welcome! If not, that’s ok, I’m not quickly offended. :)

The story behind this picture I posted on my personal IG. 

On New Years Eve, I decided that this new year I’m going to work on my life-long shyness for the camera. Well to be in front of it, not behind it.

In my own comfort of my home, I set up the camera and I practised how to pose… which sounds incredibly silly for those of you who know that I worked as a photographer and worked with models and inexperienced models for years and gave them all the tricks for how to pose for the camera.

Anyway, back to my photo.. So my camera is set up and I’m standing nervously in front of it, clicking on my remote, but nothing happens, I had forgotten to check the settings and it was set on a long shutter time… So I’m standing there, feeling even more awkward, and decide to walk away and check what has gone wrong… 

The result of that photo amazed me completely… something magic, something that I have felt like for so long, captured in this ‘failed’ image. That's not me, but the Interiors I create matters, that you have to be a model for photoshoots, and the why people would be interested in what I look like or find important. 

But you know, actually that makes me really sad, it makes me sad if we think that nobody wants to see the real life and struggles of our favorite Interior IG account holders.

So I made a decision to change that for me. And that's why I’m writing this blog, this is me, with all my ups, downs, interior adventures and just life.

I hope you will join the journey…




Congratulations on your first blog post Janet, I just know it’s going to be a success! 👏🏼👏🏼 I haven’t blogged in like years now, but I’m thinking of starting up again, so this might just give me the push!

You’re a beautiful lady inside and out and I’m looking forward to following your journey in front of the camera-hopefully I might not hide behind the camera myself for much longer!

Love and hugs coming your way!



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