JOLANDA ANSWERS THE FIVE W's
Who are you?
I’m a lover of animals, always and everywhere. I’m partner to Eric and best friend of my cats Tara, Blackie & Piet. I’m a gardener. My ‘bad’ habit is that I put seeds in every empty pot I find and then forget what it is I sowed. Loving everything that is green and a re-user of old stuff.
What do you believe with all of your heart?
That animals, and nature, can hear every thought you have and that they can be great teachers.
When did you know that this was your path?
In a brainstorm discussion at the kitchen table with my partner. He made me aware that I created special cat photos at the animal shelter where I worked at that moment. Then I knew I wanted to be around animals all the time and share their beauty with the world.
Where is your favorite place on earth?
“Home is where my cats are”. When I was younger I dreamt about working abroad. Some of my favorite places on earth are green Ireland, blue island Lefkas in Greece, beautiful Italy, where life seems to fit me more. But I could never leave my animals behind.
Why do you love your life?
This is a difficult question. Sometimes I love my life and sometimes I don’t. Life is an ever changing experience. I’m always searching.
How do you do everything you do?
By remembering who I am, what I feel and by acting on intuition.