I’ve been blogging at When we were young… for about eight months now.
I want to express my appreciation for everyone who has followed via email, or like when we were young… on Facebook. It means so much because in this space, I can connect, learn and build on dreams because of you – the reader. Because you read, comment, and “like” on Facebook, I am motivated to expand my world beyond the walls of my home and duties of motherhood that keep my mind so preoccupied that I often forget how to be me.
And on that note, I want to share a little bit with you about who I am.
What era was I born? The 80s, 26 years into a large family that grew larger (eight kids in total).
What type of kid was I? The talkative one
Edjucated? Joking, despite barely passing my Grade 12 English provincial exam, I graduated from university with a degree in journalism. Seriously, Grade 12 English, you suck.
Been here or there? I lived abroad in Vienna, Austria for five months and traveled to 11 European countries before settling down. I would go back to Ireland in a heartbeat – something in the Irish blood calls me to the land of my heritage.
Let’s hear it for love! Seven years ago, a quirky dude took me swing dancing and we got hitched a year and a half later.
There’s no place like home… My husband and I moved to a small island called Pender just a few months after we got hitched. There, we lived a rich life of being part of small community that included but was not limited to: acting in a play, teaching swing dancing and running a plumbing business.
Life changing events: My husband and I conceived a little girl in 2010 and I carried her for over 32 weeks when she arrived stillborn. Seven weeks after loosing her, Shae was conceived and then born the following January. His brother Oliver followed 16 months later. It has been a long haul, needless to say.
A piece of clothing that describes me: Jasmine pants
A song that always makes me happy: “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
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To my fellow bloggers, I am enjoying getting to know you and hope you feel better acquainted with me now!