It’s funny how life can be, people come into your lives and then you lose touch and the simplest thing brings all the memories flooding back. Swarsatie and I used to attend Cedarcrest Elementary School together, but we also lived around the corner from one another. I’m not sure what event got us talking, but I kind of took her under my wing when it came to catching the bus together and walking to school. Social media brought us back into each other’s lives, even from a distance, but I have always had an affinity for her funny and honest posts online. Read her interview. 🙂
Q: What is the tone/sound of your alarm clock?
A: It’s this tone called ‘Wake Up’
Q: Morning person or night owl?
A: Definitely not a morning person but at that age where I’m too old to stay up. haha…so an afternoon napper, does that count?
Q: What’s your fave quote?
A: ‘What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is mine’ directed towards my husband since the first day we met.
Q: Sandals or Sneakers?
A: Running shoe I guess you call them sneakers.
Q: Your word for the year
Q: What’s the last picture you took?
A: A picture of a Thanksgiving dinner I made for my husband and myself
Q: What book would you recommend?
A: The Alchemist
Q: Countryside or beach?
A: Oh that’s a hard one, currently I would take either or
Q: One fun fact about you.
A: Cancer survivor
Q: Electronic or paper calendar?
A: Electronic, I keep losing paper ones
Q: Most used emoji?
A: Purple heart
Q: Fave flower.
A: Orchids, but I suck at keeping them alive
Q: Savoury or sweet?
A: Oh depends on my mood but savoury
Q: Favourite Animal?
A: Conure parrot
Q: Fave music artists.
A: I’m a big Celine Dion fan
Q: Fave season.
Q: What was your favourite book as a child?
A: Little Critter series
Q: How would you describe your fashion style?
Q: How would your best friend describe you?
A: Caring and funny
Q: What do you do to relax?
A: Netflix and sleep
Q: What’s your most favourite place, that you have traveled?
A: Honestly, have not traveled much except within my own Montreal city.
Q: Which element best represents you?
Q: How would you spend an ideal day?
A: Cooking, eating, napping and Netflix. Household chores would be in there somewhere
Q: What are you most thankful for?
A: Right now, I am going through a hard time and it is hard to find something to be grateful for. But my husband and my family for sure is on there. And the fact I can still put food in my belly.
Q: What is “home” to you?
A: Home is where I can be comfortable and feel wanted and loved.
Q: Current role model?
A: I don’t have a specific person but I draw from all the close women in my life for advice and answers.
Q: What causes you anxiety?
A: Life, can that be an answer? Honestly, it’s the unknown and uncertainty of the future that causes a lot of my anxiety.
Q: If you could change one event from history, what would it be?
A: Does going back in time and telling my parents about the freezing cold winters that we have here in Montreal count?
Q: If I could grant you one wish, what would it be?
A: Health at 100% that is all I want
Q: What 3 things bring you joy?
A: My sisters, my husband and great friends
Q: When was the last time you meditated/prayed?
A: Everyday I wake up in the morning I pray to get through the day with minimal or no pain and safely make it through the day without injury
Q: Would you say your religion is central in your life?
A: Not really the centre of my life but it is intertwined with my spirituality
Q: Can you recall a pivotal moment when your faith/belief helped you deal with something in your life?
A: Last year April when I had gotten some bad news in regards to my health. I turned to my fiancé at the time and told him that if he was having doubts now would be the time to go and I would not hold it against him this was 1 month before our wedding. I prayed that he wouldn’t leave and he would stay and be my rock and he did and we ended up moving up our wedding and basically having a shotgun wedding.
Q: Describe yourself in one word.
Q: What do you see when you look in the mirror?
A: To be honest I really don’t like looking at myself in the mirror. I only look when I am fixing my hair, putting on makeup or trying on a new outfit in the dressing room. I use to as a teen be obsessed with the mirror but after I got sick in college I realized that there is no importance in looks.
Q: What advice would you give anyone who is struggling with embracing their uniqueness?
A: Do not be afraid to be yourself because that is what people fall in love with, your uniqueness and individuality. It’s what makes you special and trust me standing out is a lot better than blending in.
Q: Do you ever struggle with being “too” open on social media?
A: No I have never had this issue I like saying what’s on my mind, no filter. However others think I’m too unfiltered which is not my job to please them.
Q: What was the most challenging thing for you this year? Or the last few years?
A: Overcoming a lot of medical issues and not feeling like I am a broken or an incomplete person. I had to learn to ask for help and not let my pride / independence stop me.
Q: What are the 3 most important things you’ve learned this year?
A: You’re never broken even when you’re at 40% function. You should never feel incompetent because you asked for help. Trust your body and your instincts, if you feel something is not right with yourself go see a doctor.