Against A Lot Of Odds


I’m back from what I’ve experienced as a too fast going rollercoaster that launched me right into zombieland.

We moved  into our beautiful and much larger office space where we can divide our 2 businesses, a separate office for Customized wear and a special showroom for Wulterkens Clothing, while still connected. For us the perfect combination. We did have some bumps in the road though, one of it was that the first few days we didn’t have any central heating, while still winter, so it was freezing, which got me very sick. There were some other issues as well, but I will not bore you with those details. Right before moving, we launched our new sport collection (part 1), but had some problems with delivery on our stock, so everything piled up. So much to do, so little time, lots of difficulties… and not long after I had my Business Marketing exam, which of course required a lot of studying. For those of you who don’t know, I am doing a part time Master program at the University in Amsterdam. (*Update 31-3-2015*: Just heard I aced my Business Marketing exam with a grade of 8,5 (out of 10), so I guess it was worth it!)
As excited as I was for all the new things happening (new office, new collection), I think you can imagine the amount of cortisol (stress-hormone) flowing through my body, while struggling to recover.


So it’s safe to say I’ve been a little busy, but hey what else is new! We’re back and we’ve just launched part 2 of the Wulterkens Sport Collection, check it out on! Coming soon (April) is our Summer Fashion Collection and another surprise, so stay tuned for that.


What I’ve learned from the pas month is that I can do and handle so much more than I thought I could. Another confirmation, in retrospect, that we tend to limit ourselves in our minds most of the time, but when certain situations demand action on our behalf and it’s just an absolute must (you know you can’t hide under the bed covers even if you’d really love to), it suddenly appears that you are able to do whatever it is you need to do.
If someone would have told me a month ago, what was going to happen (read: go wrong), I would have thought ‘’No thank you, I can’t handle that’’ and I would have skipped the entire moving part and a few other things.


‘’All limits are self-imposed’’, one of my favorite quotes and it’s nice to have a good reminder of it! So whenever you get into a crazy busy, too much to handle, everything going wrong and demanding your attention kind of phase, just breathe, and go with the flow.  Don’t go hide in a corner, because although the temptation will be strong, it won’t solve anything and may lead to even bigger problems. So take responsibility, do all you can and it will pay off. If it doesn’t kill you, it only makes you stronger.


I’ve started training and eating healthy again since this week, in preparation for summer. #hotsummerbody, who’s with me?
Controlling my sugar & carb intake and keeping a regular workout schedule was just too much for me during the past month, so I let myself go a little, which has become visible in the mirror and I’m not happy with it, so it’s time to get strict and back at it.
I will be doing an update post on my fitness routine, as I will have a slightly different approach for the next few months. I’m also planning on doing some videos, with some good exercises that you guys can try that do a lot of good. If you girls/guys have special requests, please let me know, I will try to incorporate that.

IMG_7017photoshop Another great thing I just found out (to my surprise!) from the statistics of the blog is that for 2015 Lead When Others Follow has been viewed by awesome people from over 60 different countries. How cool is that! I want you all to know that I never expected this when I started blogging and I am extremely grateful to all of you who find my crazy life interesting and I really hope you can learn a little bit or get inspired.

Lots of love to all of you!


Outfitdetails: My Wulterkens Varsity Jacket is from the new Functional Fashion Collection, Sporty, but chique, check it out here, also  available in black & white.
Pants from ZARA Basic, Sneakers from All Star, Turtle Neck Sweater from WE.


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  • Shevone Jones
    Posted at 12:29h, 26 March Reply

    You look amazing Nadira

    • Nadira
      Posted at 19:22h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you my dear! <3

  • sarandaadriana
    Posted at 20:39h, 31 March Reply

    Heerlijke sportieve look! Prachtige shoot locatie ook!
    Well done ^^

    xx Saranda

  • sarandaadriana
    Posted at 20:40h, 31 March Reply

    Heerlijke sportieve look. Prachtige shoot locatie ook!
    Well done ^^

    xxx Saranda

  • Katharina
    Posted at 17:54h, 11 April Reply

    My dear Nadira,

    this is a great article and I wish you any success and energy for your brand Wulterkens <3 The whole look is super, especially the jacket. And I am absolutely joining your #hotsummerbody challenge…at least I hope I will 😀 Although you look super hot right now.

    xx, Katha

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