There was never just one answer when people used to ask me: ‘What do you want to be when you’re older?’. I always had a whole list of things I wanted to be and do. The older I got, the longer the list became. I wanted to work with animals, have my own interior design business, become a photographer, a wedding and party planner, a writer and do something that will make the world a better place. Besides that, I also absolutely love art, travelling, nature, music, singing and reading. People often responded to that by saying I have to make a choice. Looking at my endless list, I had to admit that they were right, unless I decided to become a cat, so I had 9 lives. For years I felt like being stuck and the time kept ticking by.
In 2013 I became a vegan, after being a vegetarian for a few years. With each passing day, I was able to create this lifestyle for myself. What lead to another huge passion, next to all of the other passions I have. You would think that I would have possibly made things more difficult for myself now there was another thing which could lead to possible future projects. But as a vegan I didn’t only change what I ate, I also started to think and feel different. I started to care even more about the world, the environment, nutrition, my health and I also started to be more spiritual. I wanted to share this somehow, to make the world a better place and for people to feel this great as well. A lot of people already came to me with questions or started to ask for tips. They also often asked for advice and my recipes.
This is where the idea of blogging started to grow. Best of all, it made me realise that by blogging, I was able to do everything I always wanted to do and more. I have been posting about food/recipes, vegan products, vegan advice/information, inspirational stories and more since I started this blog in March 2016. After a few years I felt like doing more though and this is why I pushed myself a little further. I immersed myself in lifestyle coaching and became a qualified vegan nutritionist in March 2019. You can find more information about this and about the services I offer under LRP (Lifestyle Reboot Programme). I love my community, how Planet Manel keeps growing and how I’m able to positively help you to live a great life. So with great joy I would like to say:
Welcome to ‘Planet Manel’!
I hope you will enjoy reading my blog. Feel free to ask any questions or to give me feedback. I love to hear from you!
lots of love,
| Founder Planet Manel.
Some facts about me:
I was born on the 10th of February 1989.
I can live wherever I want to, as I live in a van.
I’m originally Dutch.
I absolutely adore pigs.
I’m a pig and a dog mum for Oliver & Nola.
I’m addicted to the movie ‘The Beauty & the Beast’.
All the Harry Potter books are my favourite.
My most worn clothes are all black.
I’m an evening person.
I believe that love is always the answer.
I like all seasons, except winter.
I crave chocolate 24/7.
I love my family and friends.