Hi, I’m Sylvia van Bruggen, and I’m a poet, author, blogger and the creator of this blog!

I'm married to Marco and we share our lives with our two cats, Shadow and Sierra.

I’m first and foremost a writer. I've self-published several books, and am hard at work to add at least 3 titles to my line-up in 2020. Most of these will be poetry.

I'm passionate about living a simple life, living my passion: writing.

That hasn't always been the case.

I have chronic pain, and in the last couple of years, I completely lost my mojo thanks to a very painful and debilitating foot injury. On the last day of 2019 I realised that I really needed to infuse 2020 with joy. I'd lost my knack for it, and I wanted it back.

That is how JOY ended up being my word of the year.

And then Covid happened, and a series of events unfolded, leading me to register simplyblissful.net again, the domain of my first blog, and then I started to blog here again, and everything fell into place.

I wanted to blog about writing, and abandoned this blog, but all the while I've been writing topics that fit within my vision for Simply Blissful, a site where I share how I find and do what I love to do, no matter my physical limitations.