The Tall Society - by Bree
I have made several attempts in writing this piece and I came to the conclusion that being 100% open and honest with you all will be the way forward. I am sincerely looking forward to connect with my tall sisters worldwide and sharing a piece of who I am will be the first step in getting to know each other better.
My full name is Brunnhilde Wijnaar, but you can call me Bree. I was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Yep so I am Dutch and was born in 'The land of the Tall', or so they say... Well I still towered over all of my friends, but we'll get to that.
I grew up in Rotterdam. In my opinion a great place to learn about the world, its different cultures and diversity. I attended both elementary and high school in Rotterdam. I have to say I have always been a social kid; I was fortunate to have a bunch of friends. At the same time I also was very good in hiding how uncomfortable my rapid growth spurt truly made me. Humor and overconfidence was often what I defaulted to.
So back to the height; today I proudly and confidently stand 6'4 tall.
Was I always as comfortable in my own skin as I am today? Absolutely not.
I was a little taller than average until about age 10 as my mom tells me. Then nature took off and left my family and me in a state of shock. The pace at which I was growing was off the charts, I would grow out of clothes literally weeks after I had gotten them and there was a general feeling of 'What on earth is happening'?
At the time I was a fascinating phenomenon for doctors and several tests later they made the estimation that I would grow to be about 6 feet. Their calculations turned out to be inaccurate as I grew well past the 6 feet mark. By age 14 I was a 6'4 teenager with body of a grown woman.
There is more to my story and I am looking forward to sharing it with you.