mom, designer, runner

Who is Mentha?

In short, Mentha is: creative, nuts, cheerful, sometimes less cheerful but keeping a positive outlook on life.

Mentha

And a more lengthy bio

I’m Mentha, graphic designer and web developer. Making pretty things, that’s what I love to do. Whether it’s on the computer or by hand with a pencil and a sheet of paper. I’ve lived in a lot of places, including basically in the middle of nowhere in Canada. 

My road thus far has lead me to Eindhoven, where I live with my two Great Loves. The first is The Big One, my fiancé Bas. Sysadmin, programmer, also web developer, photographer and the man who stole my heart while on an Italian hiking holiday together, initially as friends, now planning our 2021 2022 wedding.

On January 28th 2016 The Small One entered the stage, the second love of my life: our son Vik. He’s the cutest, happiest, cuddliest blue-eyed boy I’ve ever met (being totally objective in this of course…). Waking up to his smile, makes our days start in the best way ever.

In September 2017, after a year and a half of physical issues due to giving birth, I slowly picked up running again. I’ve done a bit of running in the pas decade, on and off. More off than on, to be honest… But this time, something changed. I got hit in the face with running fever. Running twice a week became the new normal and where I would usually quit in October (brrrr, cold!) I got myself some warm gear and ran the entire winter. And I loved it! Snow, freezing temperatures, they couldn’t hold me back! I found myself a coach and even got so far that I ran the full Rotterdam Marathon in 2019, wow!

And then Covid19 hit and in January 2021 I got struck and ended up with Long Covid. So now I’m no longer running, but working hard at my recovery.