She says she wants to think about when she will return to the radio show. “I have an idea about that, but I don’t want to say that date out loud yet. I want the peace and quiet to see when it feels good to set that alarm clock again in the morning”, says Marieke. She will start recording for a new RTL program next week. “That will be my first job. It is not wise to do the morning show again immediately. I should not immediately start driving 180 kilometers again.”
She also says that she is “well” at the moment. “Just a lot better. Because I worry less about ‘oh I’m not there and can I make it that I’m not there in the morning’.” The presenter and radio DJ struggled with a feeling of guilt: “(…) and so I had not much of a need for friends. I had to reflect. I felt like I was on an express train, which I actually created myself,” says Marieke.
Marieke herself announced a month ago via a message on Qmusic that she will temporarily stop with the morning show Mattie & Marieke. She indicated that she should rest. Mattie played her message during the broadcast. The combination of her presenting work for the morning show with her TV work at RTL Boulevard and her role in I Can See Your Voice broke her up. „„I often get the question: ‘How do you keep it up’? That you make radio and television’. My answer is always: ‘I just think it’s the best thing to do. It gives me a lot of energy’. But lately I notice that it actually costs me energy. And that’s why I decided to step on the brakes for a moment, so that in two years I can still say that this is the most fun thing to do.