In need of a good text? Then you’ve come to the right place. I have a master degree in Clinical Psychology. Having worked as a psychologist for several years, I have keen insight in the human mind. My biggest passion in life, however, is writing. Telling stories. What story do you want to tell? Maybe I can help you with that.

 

The story behind Lara Metman Texts

My biggest passion in life is writing. Telling stories. As a child, I would write entire novellas about the adventures of unicorns and dinosaurs. I shall start by telling the story behind Lara Metman Texts.

After I got my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, I landed a job as a (you guessed it) psychologist. Although this work brought me lots of accomplishment and was challenging me, my heart wasn’t in it. After about two/three years of being active in this line of work, I noticed that I couldn’t go on any longer. I had to ask myself: what do I want to do?

The answer was actually pretty obvious. The one thing that has always played a role in my life, is writing and telling stories. I was the neighbourhood kid that would always come up with imaginary stories (mostly about dinosaurs).

In high school, Dutch and English were the courses I was best at. At the same time, those were also the courses I never had to put any effort into. On regular basis friends and family approach me when they need help with an application letter, a thesis or a Sinterklaas poem (very important too, here in Holland!)

Even in my work as a psychologist- a profession where you have to perform an unexpected amount of writing- putting pen to paper was my favourite part of the job. Most colleagues dreaded all the paperwork and preferred to rush it. I, on the other hand, thought this was the most fun part of the work and really made elaborate epistles out of mandatory reports, which lead to much amazement and appreciation.

When I put all those different pieces of the puzzle together, it was clear to me. I would write. Telling stories is in my blood. It doesn’t feel like work to me. At the same time, I’m aware that it doesn’t come that easy to anyone. That’s why I started Lara Metman Texts. To be able to do what makes me happiest while helping others along the way to tell their stories.

 

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Feel free to contact me: lara@larametman.nl