Marianne Vanderbeke

Who I am

Who I am

Never stop seeking, never stop learning.

“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance, and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”

Oprah Winfrey

It’s My Time…

“Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.” Anne of Green Gables is one of my childhood heroes. She blithely danced through her life facing whatever crossed her path and looked toward future days that were clean slates with no mistakes yet. She knew mistakes were coming, but she also knew that she was ready to learn and grow with each new experience.

My Family

I like to think that has been my life. There have been missteps, great days and the quiet days that just slip through the hour glass one by one. But now is my time. I’ve dedicated the past 25 years of my life to raising my family and now it’s time for me to realize my dreams.

You will find me where the coffee calls

In 2017 I choose to go back to college at Bowling Green State University and study journalism with a focus on public relations. From childhood, I have always had a love affair with words, and for me this was just the natural resolution of that hearts desire. As I interact with professors and other students, I am developing a written voice and learning new perspectives that have broadened my horizons.

When I graduate I plan to work in public relations for a non-profit organization. I have worked over the past twenty years in the fundraising industry and volunteering for various causes. I’m passionate about reading. I believe that books and words are portals for understanding the world around us. I also enjoy scrapbooking to preserve my memories and satisfy my creative side. In my spare time, I am learning to play the drums.

Every day I am writing, growing and learning. At Bowling Green, I have the pleasure of interacting with people I would never have met any other way. It’s a great adventure for me. I can’t wait to see where my path takes me!

Here’s a link to my most recent work