So, I was on twitter yesterday and I tweeted:
And the lovely Accidentsss from Accidents Will Happen (whom if you haven’t read you should…. she is too funny and smart and interesting! And one of the first bloggers I connected with out here on the big scary interwebs.) suggested this:
First off, thanks and all. I don’t feel smart most days, but I do like to ask questions. Secondly, sure… I can share the background story. Doing this though, reminds me of this awesome post from Susan over at life.inbalance.sortof. wrote this great post a while back about catching old friends up on 20 years of your life via Facebook in a short paragraph. Go read it.
Anyway, I feel kinda the same way trying to answer Accidentsss questions. What to say? I don’t know. So I am just going to start writing and see what comes out.
I grew up in Calgary. I have a wonderful family, wonderful parents, (now) wonderful siblings. Life was pretty good.
I moved to the west coast to go to university and did my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science at SFU in Burnaby. I met my future husband. I studied international relations and thought I would go on to do a Masters in Poli Sci looking at the way language is used to set precedent in international law. But I needed a break and didn’t get into the school I wanted, so I started working in retail management. Which is essentially the easy way out for an arts grad. Work took us back to Calgary. Eventually I saw the light and got out of retail and took a job at the university doing, more or less, admin. I worked hard and did good stuff and now I am in a strategic marketing, business development and program coordinator role.
We got married. We wanted a family. We were told by my doctor that because of my PCOS it could take years for us to start a family. So we decided that we would start early and see what happened. I was pregnant a month after our wedding. HA!
And now I am here. I started blogging while on matt leave, because I needed something for me, I love writing, and I wanted to reach out and communicate. I have a great job, a great husband and a great daughter. Great family, great friends and great online friends that I hope to someday meet in real life.
Wow. I did that in 400 words!