This is very personal post and truly just me sharing my heart. My blog has always been a place where I can be real and transparent, so here goes…
So a few days back I got a inbox message asking the following:
“Laetitia Ryker… Diedericks… Dee.. Which is it??”
Well I completely understand the confusion and I really didn’t mind answering the question, but then I realized that there might be other people on here who are also confused, but who are to scared to ask.
So here goes…
My maiden name is Laetitia Diedericks. I am SUPER proud to be part of the Diedericks family, because we are all very passionate, driven, humoristic, loving and caring people.
In 2010 I got married and since then I was Laetitia Ryker.
But last year I went through a divorce.
All people who have been through a divorce can attest that it is truly one of the most difficult and painful things to work through.
It’s like mourning a death, except that person is still alive..
In my opinion it wasn’t an ugly divorce.
We still treat each other with utmost respect when we do talk and I wish him only success and happiness in his life forward.
We were just two individuals who ended up going in two completely different directions.
I definitely don’t regret my marriage or the couple of years that we were together.
Absolutely EVERY season in life has meaning and every part of our lives are used to mold us and make us into the person that we are meant to become.
I was born as Laetitia Diedericks and I believe that I had to be Laetitia Ryker for a certain amount of time.
There was certain lessons that I learned during these past 4 years and if it wasn’t for Laetitia Ryker, I would not be who I am today.
I am thankful for the things that my ex-husband taught me and I for the fact that I could have been part of his family. They might not know it, but I learnt a lot from them and I am thankful for the fact that they were part of my life.
But this brings me to today…
I few weeks back I had to decide what name I would choose to build my brand on..
Laetitia Ryker or Laetitia Diedericks??
To be honest, at first I thought to just keep my married name to avoid the fuss of all the administrative hassle, but in my industry you build a name and that name will be with you always and it just didn’t feel right to build my name and brand on a surname that in all actual fact isn’t mine…
Although I will be changing all my official documentation back to Laetitia Diedericks, I also didn’t want to build my brand on that, because I am not Laetitia Diedericks anymore..
I have grown so much and I am not the same person that I was when I was 21, when I traded Diedericks for Ryker.
So I would like to introduce myself…
I am Laetitia Dee.
Laetitia Dee is the product of everything that has happened over the last couple of years.
Laetitia Dee is driven, passionate, ambitious and she wants to use everything that she has been through to make others stronger.
Laetitia Dee is a hard core business women, but at the same she has the smallest heart and has compassion for people and their struggles.
Laetitia Dee is passionate about helping people become the best versions of themselves.
From here on forward Laetitia Dee will be the name that I will build my brand on and this won’t change, even if I get married again.
Laetitia Dee is the name that I will use for my business, events, blogs, articles in magazines and the books that I will release one day.
As I write this today I can look back and be grateful for the road that I have walked and excited for the road that lies ahead.
I hope that you will continue to journey with me…
Lots of love.