I was born and raised in Victoria, Canada. My parents had two families: the first – three boys and a girl born in close succession; then six years later, me, an only-child.
At the age of 17, I left home to study at the University of Toronto, and I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics, with favourite subjects Numerical Methods and Advanced Logic.
At the age of 23, I married Hans Groen, and shortly afterwards moved with him to The Netherlands.
Ever since I was a very young child, I’ve pondered the questions, Who am I? and Where am I? I’ve always found ‘reality’ a bit, well, surreal. Those two questions have been a driving force in my life, and led me on a wonderful journey to some surprising answers and a very, very blessed life.