Tired of boring, impersonal ‘about me’ pages? Me too.
I get it.
You’re tired of stale copy about people you hardly know; scrolling through paragraph after paragraph, skimming past their achievements, the yawn-inducing corporate bio and twenty reasons why you should hire them, right?
You want to know that there’s a real person talking. Someone relatable. A human being with human experiences.
Since my business is about making genuine connections with real people my official about me page doesn’t fully do the trick.
So, on that note, friend—pull up a virtual chair, and let’s get to know each other. I’ll start! x
01. I’VE MOVED OVER 30 TIMES IN MY LIFE
That’s approximately 30 times and my parents were not even in the military. The downside of having a semi-nomadic lifestyle is that I don’t feel connected to one place since I usually wouldn’t live anywhere longer than a few years. On the plus side, this experience has made me extremely adaptable and I don’t usually fear big change. I also don’t get overly attached to things. My husband will attest to this fact since he has fallen victim to many of my decluttering sprees like when I accidentally donated his foot orthotics. Oops!
02. I SUCK AT SMALL TALK
When I have to make small talk my mind goes blank and I literally get NOTHING—pretty embarrassing. It’s a personality trait that I believe comes with being an ENFP (a great description of what that means can be found here). We tend to be very deep thinkers nearly to the point of exhaustion and have a strong dislike for anything superficial. That means that I’m always looking for the deeper meaning in life which is why I work with clients who want to make a difference—it matters to me at a soul-level.
03. I MARRIED MY SOULMATE
According to numerology, my husband and I have a soulmate connection. We’re both a life path 33/6 in numerology which apparently is a very rare life path; having two people with the exact same number is extremely rare. One month after dating my husband I announced to my friends that I was going to “marry this guy”. I knew that we were meant to be together in this life. I’m in no way suggesting that marrying my soulmate has been a fairy tale, if I’m being honest, it’s been (by far) my most challenging relationship. However, it’s been the greatest spiritual assignment of my life by helping me grow and become the best version of me I can be (even though I don’t always appreciate it). On the flip side, it also comes with some perks like feeling a sense of ease and comfort to fully express who you are in the relationship and we have an intuitive ability to just “get” each other.
04. I NOTORIOUSLY BOTCH COMMON EXPRESSIONS & SAYINGS
It has become a joke between my husband and I and is most apparent when we’re arguing (and I’ve gone full-blown reptilian brain) and try to make a point and wind up saying something ridiculous like, “I’m stuck between a hard spot and a rock.”
05. I LOVE TO PAINT AND DRAW (OR DO ANYTHING CREATIVE)
I even had an art exhibition. In my late 20’s I discovered painting and leased an art studio in downtown Calgary for a short time. It was a great confidence boost to have my work validated by art students and professional artists who admired my style. My love and passion for art and creation, in general, is something that I infuse into every aspect of my business since I truly believe that creativity is essential to our overall health and well-being.
06. I DON’T LIKE FICTION
It’s not that I don’t necessarily like it, but I just never read it. I’ve never read, 50 Shades of Grey, seen Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, or Twilight. For some reason, fantasy fiction just doesn’t hold my interest. Annoyingly, my bedside table is stacked high with piles of self-help books and educational novels like the Anne Frank diaries. Not exactly “light” reading material but I’ve got a weird and crazy obsession with learning and I get pangs of anxiety when I’m not lessening my self-help book load. *insert eye-roll*
07. MY NUMBER ONE PASSION IS TEACHING
A few years ago I had an opportunity to create and teach an art workshop with a friend for grade six students at one of the fine art elementary schools in Calgary. That experience ignited a passion in me for teaching art and creativity as a form of healing. I have plans to incorporate more creativity and art healing workshops for my clients in the future. Stay tuned!
08. IN MY PAST LIFE I USED TO BE A MASSAGE THERAPIST, REFLEXOLOGIST, MECHANICAL / ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTER AND A HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
In addition to life coaching, I’m certified in each vocation. I didn’t attend university because I couldn’t narrow down my interests, plus the thought of committing to one thing for four years paralyzed me. Instead, I followed my heart and enrolled in anything that piqued my interest. I’m a firm believer that investing in yourself is never a waste of time or money. Eventually, a vision and purpose for your life will emerge and suddenly what you want and don’t want becomes crystal clear.
09. I’M LETTER & NUMBER DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED
Okay, so I self-diagnosed and I’m, not even sure if it’s a form of dyslexia or not but I’ll substitute letters for numbers or vice versa which makes hex codes, postal codes or any number/letter combination a challenge since I usually mix them up and write them backwards (99% of the time I’ll confuse 5’s for F’s and 3’s for E’s) and it takes effort for me to write these down properly. Anyone else has this happen?
10. I’VE HAD TWO PRECIPITOUS LABOURS
Precipitous labour in case you don’t know is an express delivery (usually in under 3 hours from your first contraction). It usually only happens in approximately 3% of births. What makes mine particularity unique is that my first child, Indigo Rose, was born in 37 minutes (almost delivered by my husband on the bathroom floor) but luckily the paramedics made it in time and she was born on the front lawn (in an ambulance at least).
My son, Esmond David, was born two weeks early (on Christmas day) fully encased in the amniotic sac, also referred to as an en-caul birth. Luckily we made it to the hospital in time for him, but barely—the head nurse had to sound the alarm to get the doctor rushed to the room while two other nurses wrestled to get my winter boots off as I laid on the table with a crowning baby… talk about excitement! My friend likes to joke saying how she’d love to know what my next labour would be like since every delivery has been so unique and rare (but sorry, Therese, there won’t be a third 😉
OKAY, ENOUGH ABOUT ME, I’D LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOU, LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW AND TELL ME:
- Do we share any of the same fun facts? If so, which ones?
- What’s one fun fact that people don’t know about you?