Hi all and welcome to my blog!
I'm very excited for you guys to be a part of my first foray into the Real Housewives world. Joining this group of women is going to be quite an adventure but I'm always up for a challenge. Besides, I’m a Capricorn and as such, I’m supposedly well suited to finding my true place within pre-existing social orders. How convenient. . .
I think my background is a little bit different than most of the ladies'; I was born in Papendrecht, Holland, which when I was growing up, was a tiny Dutch farm town with a population of 5,000. Milking cows and riding horses was my life and still today, I love going to the barn with my daughters. I grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables and love to be outdoors working in my gardens. I might live in Malibu but I still maintain a strong connection to my rural roots in Holland.
My opening scene, which features some early morning lemon picking, is so telling of this. I have this need to always be active. Evidently, I entered the workforce at age 13, scrubbing dishes in a Chinese restaurant to help pay for my horse passion. And when modeling started (a completely accidental career change), I knew if I gave it my all I would be able to provide for my family and maybe one day come back and own the horses I dreamed of having my whole life. I had limitless opportunities to become financially independent, experience new things like traveling the world and meet amazing new people along the way. I consider myself blessed to have had so much good fortune in life. I try and live each day taking nothing for granted.