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After I'd completed half of my high school exams, I turned 17 and set of to Sweden to work as an au pair. Ive worked ten months for that family and stayed eight more months in the Stockholm area, to go to school and learn the language better. Then I went back home to Amsterdam but realized soon that it wasn't meant for me to stay there just yet so I left for Crete, Greece, to be au pair once again. A completely different experience; one I will always remember and love. It was on that island that I met Shane, with whom Im still together – more than ever, I might add! While living on Crete I realized I had no idea what I wanted in my life and decided I'd finish high school which meant going back for a year, to get the rest of my diploma. I rented half of the top floor in a house of a very sweet family on a beautiful location in Amsterdam for very cheap, in exchange I'd help them twice a week with cooking, (teenage) kids and all sorts of practical stuff. I completed my HAVO that year and a few months after, me and Shane left for the other side of the world -where he is from- Australia. We bought a van and traveled in it a long the east coast for many months, with little breaks when we were working somewhere or staying with his friends or family. When we were about to be broke and looking for a job in Queensland, we were both offered a job on the privet super yacht Shane had been working on when I met him, and accepted it. In three days we drove back to Mathoura, where Shane's family lives, and flew to Europe, which is where the yacht was waiting for us to get on board. My job meant working my ass off, long hours and frustration, but also a lot of excitement, new things and people, a high income, seeing beautiful places and getting to know my boyfriend much better which we both loved. After a few months though I was exhausted and started to hate the job. I quit and decided to go to a city I thought everyone must have visited; Paris. Not wanting to spend all my money, I decided to go Couch-surfing there. People you meet on a website made for this purpose, let you sleep in their spare bed, couch or pillows on the floor, and when they have time they show you around and take you out with their friends. It was a great way of doing it coz it meant I didnt have to be alone either. I stayed for a month and was so tired by then and so sick of the grey skies (november), that I decided to find an easy way to go a hot country. I sent some emails to model agencies in Cape Town, South Africa, and one of them wanted to represent me. I could come as soon as I wanted, which was almost straight away. It was a whole new world for me. I had done modeling before but never went to a country so far and for me unknown for that purpose, and thought it was amazing. Met a lot of people that still mean a lot to me and learned a thing or two about how funny, difficult and special the modeling world can be. After being there for 1,5 month I decided to fly back to Amsterdam, where I stayed for a while, but not for long coz Shane had quit his job in the mean time as well and we were gonna run a water sport business on one of the beaches of the greek island Ios. An island where people go to to have a lot of fun, get very tanned and get drunk many nights. We lived on a bit more deserted beach so staff-night was our weekly biggest party action. During the day we worked on the beach, teaching people how to use equipment, walk around sun beds to collect money and renting out stuff. Four months later we drove back to Amsterdam, with our car that nearly fell apart by then when driving any faster than 80 or 90 kilometers an hour (annoying, mainly in germany) but we made it. We found ourselves a shared apartment, I got a job in a very popular restaurant that just opened and Shane.. was asked to work on the yacht in Istanbul for two months. We decided it was the best thing to do right then so of he went. With christmas he visited me and after that I visited him there, so it was pretty good in the end. In the mean time we were not too happy with our very expensive room in the apartment and sure enough I got an email from someone I hadn't spoken to or seen in at least 5 years, that she knew a studio apartment that would be for rent soon, if we wanted we could stay in it for 10 months. We moved in after Shane got back to Amsterdam and finally feel like settling might be a really nice thing to do. For a while, anyway;) Im 22 now and plan on starting my study in September. Shane is setting up his own business and working on getting a visa that allows him to stay here with me. This blog will keep you updated on how all that is going, and probably a lot more! x


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    31/03/2011 at 9:22 pm

    JEZUS je bent pas 22 en je hebt dit al gedaan, coolste kind ever

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    Hans de Rooij
    05/05/2011 at 10:28 pm

    Je kan er weer een nieuw feit aan toevoegen Sarah, want, Wow, ik was onder de indruk!

    Want vandaag ontving ik de Playboy en was verrast door de prachtige, sfeervolle foto’s van jou erin! Mijn complimenten!
    You’ve made it! Zoveel jaar nadat je je eerste fotoshoot bij mij en Rene Knaake hebt gedaan… Ik ben trots op je en hoop dat het je goed gaat.
    Helaas las ik vorige maand van het overlijden van Esmxc3xa9 Geurkink (met haar heb ik ook een keer een shoot gedaan), maar ik hoop dat het nog lang goed gaat met jou en je niet te veel last van je CF hebt momenteel.

    Hans de Rooij

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