My parents gave me the name Roeleke, my friends around the globe call me Roo, like the baby kangaroo in the story of Winnie the Poo.
As long as I can remember, I had always a million questions about WHY we do the things in school, society and the world as we do. It didn’t make any sense and for a long time I wanted the world ‘out there’ to be different. I was rebelling against everything. Waiting for the world to change. This caused a lot of suffering and pain, till I realized that I was fighting myself and that I only had to give myself permission to choose my own way. Scary at first, afraid to be rejected, to fail and to disappoint or lose family and friends, but what I have discovered is worth everything, because it is everything. I traveled the world to find myself, but I never found the girl I thought I was looking for. I discovered something much greater.
I found freedom by realizing that I AM much bigger than this person, with a name, and that I AM already free, no matter where I go or what I do. No matter what happens.
Free to explore and express myself in ways that give me joy!