[English] Who am I and why a blog?

Hi! Welcome! On this website I would like to share the story of my life with you. With my story I hope to motivate and inspire others.

That’s me

Let me start by introducing myself. I am Rachied Soebhan, 23 years old and I live in Rijswijk, in the Netherlands. People who know me know that I’m actually a really busy person, always doing something: I do not sit still. I’m always running around, exploring the world. Next to exploring the world, I’m a fourth-year student Human Resource Management at the University of Leiden and am planning to start a study Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Utrecht in September 2021.

Next to my study I have my own company in photography: Rachied Fotografie and am I trainingactor in communicative courses that are given at my university. And last but not least I just started my thesis research at the Dutch National Police.

Below I will introduce myself further with the help of my life story.

Why this blog?

I have heard a lot of people around me say “I don’t feel like doing this anymore”, ”what I really want to do is impossible”, “I can’t do it anyway”, “No, I don’t really like what I’m doing, but I need to make money, so…”, and these are just a couple examples. These are all statements that I fully understand, but I also know by heart that it ís possible to do what you like, to follow your dreams and live a financially stable life. How do I know this?

I have experienced many different, horrible things in my past, in my adolescence and as a young adult. An amount of experience that I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. However, through these things I have learned to survive, but more importantly I have learned to live! I will give you a list of my life experiences, things that, until recently, I saw as negative:

  • Physical abuse;
  • Mental abuse;
  • An alcoholic parent;
  • A lack of protection and self-confidence;
  • Before I was ten years old, I tried to kill myself many times, three of those attempts were close to fatal;
  • Being bullied at primary and high school;
  • Depressions;
  • Multiple psychological disorders, among which a heavy anxiety disorder;
  • Introversion;
  • Being homeless;
  • Loneliness;
  • Doubts about my sexual orientation.

This list is just a small part of the experiences I’ve had in the past 23 years. Experiences that I have seen as negative, but bring me a lot of positivity right now:

  • A huge dose of self-confidence;
  • Human knowledge;
  • Self acceptance;
  • Introversion is not a weakness, but a strength;
  • Empathy;
  • Willing to help people, to inspire them and to motivate them;
  • Realism;
  • Positivity;
  • Curiosity;
  • A never ending source of energy and enthusiasm.

This list gives only small part of the things I’ve learned in my live. All of these are live lessons I want to share with you and many others. My goal is to inspire you and motivate you to be critical about your own life and learn to live in a way that makes it even more beautiful. But most importantly: for the people who are struggling with themselves right now: I hope I can show you there is hope and things will all right eventually, as long as you have the right motivation to get better, everything is possible. So, even if you are in a really dark place right now and you’re thinking: “Just let him talk, he doesn’t understand anyway”. Believe me: I truly understand what you are going through and I want to urge you that you are not alone in this and the battles you are fighting now, you don’t have to fight them on your own. Gather your army and win that war. I did it, so you can do it too!

Next to all this I am really interested in your experiences and your opinions about my articles. Find some help in the comments and reactions of people who have gone through the same things as you and get inspired by them.

Enjoy reading my blogs and especially enjoy your journey! I hope I can help you any further. Do you want to know when I post a new message on my blog? Subscribe to my mailing list below, and I will send you a message when I publish again. 

All my articles will be published in both Dutch and English. Some articles are only available in Dutch only at the moment, but they will be translated soon.

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