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“My parents taught me

that the sky is the limit”

I spent my childhood in Wageningen, the Netherlands. A beautiful, rural setting and we lived in the forest. I’m not a city girl. Being in nature is essential to me. I love looking at her beauty and listening to her sounds. And I need a fair bit of freedom too. I think that’s in my genes. 

Looking for a different lifestyle

My parents taught me that you can shape your own life and that nothing is impossible. They encouraged me to work hard, believe in myself, follow my heart, and never give up. Even though life isn’t always easy, and mine wasn’t either, these qualities have taken me to where I am today, and I am thankful for it.

I knew at an early age that I didn’t want to spend my whole life in the Netherlands. I was looking for fewer people per square meter, adventure and an outdoor lifestyle. In 2011, I moved permanently to BC, Canada, where I live in a mountain village on Kootenay lake. The wilderness is close to home, and there are still bears, deer, and cougars around.

More about Birgit

I’m a Dutch Canadian, I married a gentle, broad-minded and supportive Canadian husband, and we have a Golden Retriever, called Glory. 

I love all four seasons, the mountains and the sea, the snow and the sun, living near the water, skiing, camping, writing, cooking healthy meals, and socializing with family and friends.

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Values that apply to me are creating connections, being attentive, joyful, independant, living a healthy lifestyle, and taking on challenges.