If it’s left in my hands and I’m not holding a camera (my camera has superpowers which stifle my introverted self), I’ll likely be too worried about being socially-awkward to start a conversation. However, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to hold back if you mention books, travel, or animals. Speaking of animals, more specifically, cats… If you have one and share their photo with me, we’re friends. That, is how my relationship hierarchy works.
Additional items that always melt my heart : conversations about secret societies and cryptozoology, good chocolate, imperial stouts, the smell of old books, Boston (the city, not the band), fountain pens, and National Treasure movie marathons, to name a few…
Oh, and don’t let the tattoos fool you. If you take a closer look, you’ll quickly realize I’m sporting portraits of both Edgar Allan Poe and Angela Lansbury, it truly doesn’t get any nerdier, er… cool?
I use photography and writing as my creative outlets. Both keep a smile on my face and my soul singing. Sometimes (note : always), when the light is warm and embracing you in its rays I’ll do a little happy dance, but that’s a good thing. It means your photos are incredible, so you may want to join me in my excited squeals.
Outside of this creative venture, I’ve also recently accepted a position as a 911 EMD. The centre I work for answers 911 medical emergencies and dispatches EMS for all of Southern Saskatchewan. It is the exact polar opposite from the creative world I live in but that’s exactly why I love it. I’m pushed to problem-solve in a way I’ve never had to before, and to think critically and compassionately. Some of the things we hear are hard to process, but the reward of being able to help someone in need helps to mute the bad days.
When I’m not documenting your special moments, answering 911, or meeting my writing deadlines with mere minutes to spare, you will likely find me, coffee and novel in hand, hanging out with my pup, cats, and husband. Well that, or studying… I received a BA with English Hons back in 2011 and with the ever-present support from my biggest cheerleader, my husband, I’ve returned to University once again. I’m currently working toward an MA in English and Anthropology with a plan to do fieldwork in the Amazon and hopefully one day, (please keep your fingers crossed for me on this one) an assignment with National Geographic.
If you’re interested in following along with my writing and adventures please check out my personal blog here : http://writeshewrote.com/