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Welcome to my page! Here’s a story about a woman with dreams.

My name is Andjena Autar (full first name Andjenadebie), in my thirties and living in the Netherlands (Europe). My parents are from Surinam (South America) and my great -grandparents are from India (Asia). I’m born with an extreme passion for food (I can eat all day), travelling, learning new things and love my freedom. I have a large social circle and try to spend a lot of time with family and friends.

It’s been 13 years (August 2006) since I was diagnosed with SLE ( Systemic Lupus Erythematodus) at the age of 23. I had to let go of everything I loved and after years of running my body into the ground I realized I’m fighting life not living it. So I downshifted almost every aspect of my life, I let go my career and study and made my number 1 priority to get back in good health. It’s a hard and exhausting battle that I fight daily but I’m now stronger than ever! So I decided to blog about my life, living with Lupus, my Travel stories and Spirituality.

I hope I can inspire you to keep ya head up even when the road is hard never give up, chase your dreams, believe in yourself and the power of the Universe. God bless!

For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Love, Andjena

My Timeline


1982
December 26

my mother ( Mainawatie Autar – Kedar) was having complications while giving birth to me and after hours of struggling I came to this world ( born 2 weeks later than expected). What my mother and father ( Brahmanand Autar) didn’t know at that time is that I had difficulties with breathing, so the nurses ran away with me while I was fighting for my life. The doctors told her that after they put me in an incubator. I had to stay in the hospital for 2 weeks. And so the life journey of Andjenadebie Autar has started. And it started in Den Helder Netherlands


1983
June

she came to Holland ( from Surinam), my lovely lovely grandmother ( Mangri Autar – Bechan) and she always will be my precious Adjie ( grandmother). My grandfather ( Adja) came a year after her. She taught me to walk en to talk and I had a beyond great bond with her, words can’t express how much I love her. A hard working woman who raised 15 children (gave birth to 16 but unfortunately 1 passed away) and had been through so much that made her one of the strongest I’ll ever know. We all lived near each other in Den Helder. I still miss her every single day.


1985
March 22

my baby brother (Satishkoemar) came to this world. We are opposites and we have a lot of differences, but in the end we are best friends. Can’t imagine my life without him and his crazy acts.


1987
December 31

my lovely grandfather ( Brijpal Autar) passed away. He was only 2 years here in Holland. Even though I didn’t get a chance to know him better, I feel a strong connection and bond with my adja ( grandfather). He was only 65 years old. We buried him in Den Helder and every year on his birthday and on Father’s day we visit his grave.


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