10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me
Hey there, how is your week going?
This week I’m giving you a chance to get to know me a little bit more. I’ve been feeling the pull to get more connected with you and I thought “well let’s start with me sharing a bit more about myself”. I trust that you will find this blog helpful, and you will use it as a reminder that we are all on this journey together. We’ve all got great successes and big mistakes that we’re embarrassed about too.
Every one of us has parts we don’t like about ourselves, and these are the things that make us uniquely human. This is a new and more vulnerable type of post for me!. Normally I love to give you tips and strategies on how to create a satisfying and profitable business.
My aim with this post is that if you get to know me a little bit more, you too will feel more comfortable with yourself and more accepting of your own progress, hopes and your mistakes too.
I’ve decided to share 10 things you may not know about me. So, in no particular order.
#1 I’m an introvert (with a capital I)
What does this mean? For me, it means I recharge my batteries with alone time. While I love people, too much socializing drains me and you’ll often find me heading home early after a super busy day.
#2 I’m a homebody
While I thoroughly enjoy travelling, I get homesick for my family, my dog and my space at the end of the trip. I know many “laptop lifestyle entrepreneurs” who love the idea of months of nomadic world travel as they simultaneously work on their business. While I’m happy for them, that is just so “not me”.
#3 I meditate every morning
A few years ago, I completely burned out. I had been working too hard (see #4), too many hours and I had zero, zippo, nada work-life balance. During my recovery, I learned how to meditate. This daily practice transformed my life, and I still eagerly get up early every morning to meditate before my day begins. There is no rule that says you have to meditate first thing in the morning, but I’ve found that is my best time. Meditation keeps me centered and in tune with my authentic self, it makes me happier and contributes to my well being.
#4 I’m a Type A driven overachiever
I work hard and I’m always pushing myself for more. I know this is not the best habit, and I’ve taken many steps to shift to a healthier way. But I wanted to be open and honest with you that this is something I still struggle with. And I’ll continue to find a better way. Progress, not perfection.
#5 The furthest south I’ve ever been is Antarctica!!!!
Here’s a photo of me looking at the last frontier.
Yes, it was amazing.
Yes, it was a life-changing experience.
If you ever get a chance to go there…. say yes!
#6 The furthest north I’ve been is
The town of Elsa, Yukon. It’s a private mining town that is about 300km north of Anchorage, Alaska.
#7 I struggle with setting goals
I do it. I set goals because it's important and I still find it a challenge.
#8 I do an Angel Card reading every morning
My favourite cards are the Doreen Virtue, Archangel Oracle cards. I don’t know what it is about these cards, but they inspire me.
#9 I’m an engineer
It’s funny isn’t it, each of us is a collection of contradictions.
It’s true, I have a tough time explaining how I can be a scientific logical engineer who reads Angel Cards every morning.
I find this contradiction makes me feel embarrassed me because our culture values logic and things we can “prove” scientifically. Yet, at the same time, I know there are many things we can’t yet explain because we haven’t designed the equipment sensitive enough to measure them.
#10 My office is a She Shed
I am so fortunate to work in this gorgeous little She Shed. What do you think, would you want one too????