To every dearest reader of my very first blog post, I am so excited to be sharing bits of my personal life, career and adventures with you. M.studio is celebrating it's 5th birthday this year and I now finally realize the meaning of what a very special industry friend + mentor once said to me a few years back "Mariaan, you are a lifestyle designer... " .
M.studio started off in a room at my parents' house, I designed logos and wedding stationery. It has now grown into something so much more special... Today; M.studio is a brand that inspires living a creative lifestyle in every aspect of our daily lives. It has taken some time to get where we are today, but every story is different... My story includes a wide variety of things which has helped me shape into the person I am today.
I hope that my blog will be a place that will inspire you, make you excited, encourage you and most of all to understand that we have so much to be grateful for. I hope to inspire you to live your life in the best & most beautiful way you possibly can, to give more than you receive, to think positive thoughts, eat beautiful food, make time for things that make you happy and always ALWAYS take time to live. For a long time a very big part of my life has just been about work, but live has so much more to offer... Time goes by so quickly and I want to live my LIFEworking is part of our daily routine... so why not make it awesome and do what you love. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself; let go, get your hands dirty and understand that life is full of lessons, hard and easy ones... take them as they come, learn from them and carry on again.
Looking back; deciding to take the 'not so easy' path of starting my own business directly after finishing my degree; was one of the best decisions I could have made for my life. Yip; I have had some pretty hard lessons along the way... but the power of positivity is what has kept me excited and not giving up. I have learned that success takes time ( lots of it ), it takes courage, strength