My personal journey

12 Feb, 2018 | My Latest Work, Personal Stuff, Portraiture

Where do I start?

Do I tell you about the fact that I always had apparent ball-o-phobia during sports (get your mind out of the gutter), and couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without wanting to pass out?  Or do I mention my mini-strokes and the many hospitals I knew well because of my constant illness?  Or, shall I start with the fact that I have always felt like I was just never quite good/beautiful enough?

I had always been weak.  Weak of mind, weak of body.  That changed in 2013, when I made the decision to get better.  Sure, I still have off-days.  Sure, there are things that may not be able to improve, physiologically.  But I set the intention to start living and stop surviving – and then decided to document it.

We can leave the details for another time.  Instead, have a look at the photo series I started to help me fall in love with myself.  I only offer the services I do because I have lived through the incredible transformation that photography can create.

Enjoy 🙂



I’m Melissa de Blok, and I'm here to help you live your best life through personal truth and practical self-love (it's a verb, not a noun).

I write in a brutally honest manner, think vulnerability (silliness included) is a super-power, and provide specialised photography services that encourage authenticity. I strive to help my readers (as well as my clients) get out of their own way, face the darker and scarier parts of their thoughts and feelings, and go inward so that they can move upward in their careers.



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