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YOU KNOW THOSE MOMENTS WHEN YOU HEAR A GOOD SONG, WITH AN EVEN BETTER LYRICS. BRINGING BACK MEMORIES, OR BEING AS APPLICABLE TO THE SITUATION YOU JUST GOT OUT FROM? YOU’RE PRETENDING THAT YOU ARE THE MAIN CHARACTER IN THAT VIDEO CLIP, BECAUSE YOU FEEL EVERY WORD OF IT. AS IF THEY WROTE THAT SONG ABOUT YOU, AS IF THEY WERE THERE WHEN EVERYTHING HAPPENED…

Yeah, talented people whom can play with words like that whether it is in lyrics or book form, it intrigues me tremendously. Because words cause everything that happens in life. Weird sentence right? But think about it. Words can make or break a situation. Heck, words can make or break a person. It’s so easy to put a few words in front of another, yet it can be so difficult to find the right words in tough circumstances.

But it is with that pure love for writing, that I’ve decided to pick up the pen once again. To write out of passion, out of need. Before my mind runs out of ink and the ideas to scribble down disappear. Combining this with my curiosity for the human mind, I also decided to help others find their voice. Because rhyming is great and a good flow is priceless. But if the vibe ain’t right, you won’t feel the words and your story will stay unheard-echoing in silence. Storytelling is key for every individual, for every company that wants to represent the best version of themselves. It’s with my cut the crap and stay true to yourself no-nonse approach that I’ve been able to help individuals find their voice and understand their background, their base. Use the words around those experiences to create a story, their story. And that story has been there all along, it just needed to connect. That is what I can do. I’ll combine the words and let them dance around the matter in between the lines on paper, until it becomes some something greater, giving it a special effect. I’ll connect the dots, you hand me the subject.

We all got our own unique story, don’t you agree. Isn’t it time you start sharing?

I created The Revitalized Chick Pea mid 2017. First as a blog to scribble down my writing thoughts as shown as above. But soon I realized that my love for writing is endless and that making TRCP a worldwide writers platform was only a matter of time. Every week I will share tips & tricks about the writers, bloggers, storytelling scene and all that I have learned about it through the years in BLOGGING 101. Together with my beautiful tribe of GUEST BLOGGERS and from time to time chat with creative like minded selfmade entrepreneurs, I’m determined to let your voice be heard and give you the stage to share your own unique story. Who knows your words might become yet another inspiring story and be published in SUCCESSFUL LIVING. Oh, and in case you get hungry somewhere in-between all the writing, Priscilla and I got you covered with many delicious recipes found here -> WRITERS FUEL. And if you’re into traveling and working on your online business as much as I am, please do check out TRAVEL & WRITE. Since I’ll share the best cafes, lounges and corners to sit down, open your laptop or notebook and write, while living abroad.

Give us a follow on social media if you want to stay up to date on our newest blog posts. And if you are interested in working together, hit portfolio below and maybe I can help you find the words to represent your brand, company, blog, business, or side hustle the right way.

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Everyone is an artist in his, her or their own existence, colouring their canvas with the art of kindness and passion for life. Find your voice, tell your story. No border should be a burden to disconnect shared interests.

Michelle Braakhuis                               Ontwerp zonder titel me

CEO, founder of The Revitalized Chick Pea
Writer & Content Creator
Nike Addict – Travel Junkie



 Guest Bloggers


Felicia Mok 

📸 Instagram: /felicia_ams 
👍 Facebook: /feliciamok
📱 Twitter: /felicia_mok

“I DON’T TRAVEL BECAUSE I WANT TO LEAVE HOME. I TRAVEL BECAUSE I NEED TO KNOW WHY I’M STAYING.”

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With a love for traveling and life, Felicia followed her heart to Tokyo, following her ex-boyfriend. Stories that inspire can only be written by the ones who dare to take the jump every once in a while. And while she left her life in Amsterdam behind, she struggles to find her way around in Japan, and all that comes with living in the chaos that is Tokyo. Want to know how life turned out for Felicia and her ex-boyfriend? Click here to read her blog posts.


Jemaine Hogenbirk

📸 Instagram: /studyofagirl/
👍 Facebook: /jemaine.hogenbirk
📱 Twitter: TBA

“I’M SELFISH, IMPATIENT, AND A LITTLE INSECURE. I MAKE MISTAKES, I AM OUT OF CONTROL, AND AT TIMES HARD TO HANDLE. BUT IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE ME AT MY WORST, THEN YOU SURE AS HELL DON’T DESERVE ME AT MY BEST.”

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Life happens, we all know that. That life has the ability to take several turns in life, those we never thought possible, that’s something Jemaine is familiar with. But then again, life happens right? With her second child growing perfectly in her belly, Jemaine shares through blogging the ups & downs that comes with being a single parent and figuring out life through reading books and finding balance. Are you interested in reading more about Jemaine? Click here to read her blog posts.


Priscilla Nooijen

📸 Instagram: /prismelis
👍 Facebook: /priscilla.nooijen
📱 Twitter: TBA

“THE SCARIEST MOMENT IS ALWAYS JUST BEFORE YOU START.”

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Priscilla has a love for food, she contributed writing and sharing several recipes that you can find her on trcp.com. Since this year (2020), she will also blog once a month about what’s the definition of having a hobby these days while enjoying life in her first bought apartment. At 27 years old, trying to find balance between work, working out, seeing family and friends, and having fun while being alone, she decided to find something that can become her hobby and allows her forget about all the madness that comes with living in Amsterdam. Want to know how she’s doing? Click here and find out what kind of blog post she wrote for TRCP this month.


Dayah Guy

📸 Instagram: /dayenu
👍 Facebook: /dayah.guy
📱 Twitter: TBA

“PERHAPS, THROUGH WRITING I MIGHT BE ABLE TO FIND PEACE WITH MY OWN ENDLESS WANDERING. WHETHER IT BE PHYSICAL, MENTAL, OR EMOTIONAL. HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY, I CAN BECOME MY OWN HOME. ONE BLOG AT THE TIME.”

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Curious about her roots and wanting to find herself, Dayah decided to leave The Netherlands behind, and start a new life in Tel Aviv. Where life challenges you to ask yourself the bigger questions about everything that happens, especially while traveling and living alone, Dayah decided to write it all down and share her thoughts and answers through blogging. Find recognition within the words she dares to share by clicking here.