You already read a bit about me on the homepage but if you’re here it means you want to know more. I moved to rural northern Alberta from Ottawa, Ontario after graduating from the Radio Broadcasting program at Algonquin College. It was a huge culture shock and as hard as it is to be away from home, moving to Alberta has changed my life in so many ways and has given me so many amazing gifts.
I’m living (and thriving) with depression, anxiety, and mild OCD. As I get older I become more and more grateful for my mother. I have all her best qualities, and some of her more annoying ones. But I can’t imagine her better equipping me for life, especially equipping me to deal with my anxiety.
I picked up an SLR camera for the first time when I was 12 years old. My older sister was taking photography classes in High School and she used to take me out with her to work on her assignments. I began working in film, it wasn’t until I was much older that I owned my very own digital SLR camera.
Photography wasn’t the only love I found at the age of 12. This was also when I think I really began to find myself. I dyed my hair black for the first time and I was obsessed with Tim Burton. This was when I began to love horror. Also when music became a huge part of my life; I used to drive around with my step dad listening to The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The Who and more of the classics.
I’m a Slytherin. Some people may see that as a bad thing but I definitely don’t. I think a lot of the qualities that make me so drawn to supporting the small, female owned businesses that I do support are backed by the qualities I have as a Slytherin; like I value ambition in my friends, leadership skills and a fierce sense of loyalty. But I also do have some of the bad qualities; I can be petty, and I’m also a professional at holding a grudge. I do believe people can change, but I also tend to trust my gut when it comes to choosing my inner circle and once you’re on my bad side I tend to leave you there. If I don’t feel like someone has my back, I don’t care to put the energy into maintaining that relationship. I’m not a great “team player” because I don’t like to have to trust other people not to make mistakes that will also affect me. But when I do find the people I do trust, my fierce sense of loyalty comes into play. My Patronus is a blackbird and my wand is Laurel wood, Dragon heartstring core, 12 ¾” in length and slightly springy.
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