As I come back to the world of blogging, I thought it might be helpful to share a more in-depth look at who I am. It's that time of year where a little introspection is a good thing, and as I hope to use this blog to write more personally, I thought it would be good for me to share about myself. (I must say, it's a little scary posting all about yourself but if I want this place to be more honest and true to who I am, what better place to start?)
I was brought up in a small town on Vancouver Island from the time I started school until I graduated. I come from a pretty standard Canadian family with European roots, and was raised as a Christian. I would say that my upbringing and childhood has greatly influenced who I am to this day.
Friends... let's stop there for a minute. I am definitely the kind of person that keeps a few people very close and very deep. I don't spread myself thin with friends, but once you are "in" you are in for good. I am loyal, almost to a fault, as there have been times I have found myself hurt by others who are not as invested in the friendship, but it is hard for me to leave those friendships. Still, I like to have a good time and enjoy my social life, but only if I have first had my alone time to recharge. Oh! What's that now? That sounds a bit like an introvert...
Yes, I am an introvert in every sense of the word. And I am a homebody. I love, love, love being at home. When I am away (even for a few hours), I breathe a big sigh of relief as soon as I enter my doors. I love doing things for my home. It gives me great joy to clean, decorate, bake, cook and make things to make my home function.
I love boiling the kettle and making a cup of tea.
I love walks down the trail by my house with the ocean as the final destination.
I love camping under the stars.
I love listening to live music that beats to the very core of your soul.
I love wearing dresses.
I love drinking a fresh cup of espresso.
I love snuggling into clean, freshly washed sheets.
I love watching my sheets drying on the line in the sunshine.
I love waking up to a quiet house and being the first one up.
I love homemade fresh baked bread.
I love Anne of Green Gables.
I love organizing things.
And I love traditions.
Well, by now, you pretty much know all there is to know about me... just bear with me for a few more minutes...
So, there you have it. Nice to "meet" you! I am really excited to share more about my thoughts and the things I find important, and my opinions or questions about life. Thank you for stopping by and sharing in a little piece of my life here.