Happy 33 | Moncton, New Brunswick Photographer

Exactly 12 months ago today- as I celebrated my birthday- I had a big belly, a mocktail in hand and no sweet clue just how wild the year ahead was going to be. If I’m honest, as I hold my darling (almost 11 month old!!) Birdie, I can’t say have completely wrapped my head or heart around it all yet. There is so much to say. When I can actually formulate coherent thoughts about this incredibly soul-shaking and humbling adventure in first time motherhood, I promise to share. Not today, though. Today is for lifting a glass to another lap around the sun and celebrating #33 with something light, fun and totally self-indulgent- 33 random facts about me!
  1. A few things I will never care to understand: Gel nails, the DVR, Snapchat.
  2. I went to an all girls school for most of high school.
  3. A recent closet purge has revealed my embarassing penchant for blouses featuring quirky animal prints.
  4. I’m a proud member of Moncton chapter of the 100 Women Who Care.
  5. Motherhood has made me: happy beyond reason, but also more anxious than I ever thought possible.
  6. I lived in Hong Kong for 7 years as a kid.
  7. As corny as it is, I collect heart shaped rocks.
  8. My idea of ‘working out’ is yoga or going for a walk.
  9. At age 8, a bully made my school life a living hell.
  10. Current TV favourite: This is Us.
  11. When I was little, I wanted to become an interior designer.
  12. Spontaneous mental math causes me great stress.
  13. This year, I finally (embarrassingly) learned how to make coffee at home.
  14. In addition to my iCal, I keep an old school paper agenda.
  15. Bucket list family vacation? A New Zealand or California camper van adventure (and you bet your butt I’m renting a cute VW).
  16. There is an unreasonably tall stack of books on my bedside table at all times.
  17. My first big girl job was at an advertising agency.
  18. Musicals. Love them. Performed in them. Plan to teach jazz hands to my daughter very soon.
  19. I’m what you would call a ‘highly sensitive person’. It’s both a blessing and a curse.
  20. My husband is a Shriner. It’s one of the very many reasons he is a keeper.
  21. Currently attempting a plant based diet. Spoiler alert: it’s hard AF.
  22. Our dog Bauer sleeps in our bed. We don’t care if you think that’s gross. (Mom!)
  23. Instead of greeting cards: each member of my little family has their own book – it gets updated for special occasions /  just because!
  24. On repeat these days: Chateau by Angus and Julia Stone.
  25. Spiders. I just can’t!
  26. I’m from Montreal.
  27. Irrational fear: dying young.
  28. Most fun college memory: spending a summer as an exchange student in Copenhagen.
  29. Drink of choice: mojito (summer) or red wine (anytime).
  30. French is my first language. I also speak enough Spanish to get into trouble and remember tiny bits of Mandarin (see #6).
  31. Few things in life fill me with as much rage as the Trump election.
  32. I’m very tall (5’9″ to be exact…and about 5’2” of that is legs).
  33. Worst ‘failure to adult’? We often order take out on the very same days we buy groceries.

Thanks to Julie Audoux for the photo above! You are a treasure!

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