Here you will get the low down on me! Who I am, what makes me interesting, any juicy tidbits… you’ll find that all here. I won’t talk about infertility in this post. Frankly, I am tired of thinking of infertility AS ME. It isn’t. I am so much more than that! And so, here I will only discuss me “the person”, not me “the broad trying to get pregnant”. If you want that story click here!
-My name is Kaeleigh MacDonald and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. So, “soooorry” for my British spelling and my strange sayings.
– While most people shudder when they think Canada, because BRRRR, I love it. I love fall here the most, it’s my favorite season. I love it because of the colours and the yummy, earthy smells. But I am also ok with the winters! Even though they are cold! Then I can go skiing. A cool fact about living this far north is that in the summer it stays light out until 11:30 at night! That and there’s free healthcare! We spent four and a half years in Houston, TX before I couldn’t stand it any longer. I’m a northerner at heart.
-I am a 30 year old female and a short one at that! I am 5 feet tall… 5’3 in big ass heels. I also swear like a sailor.
-For such a tiny broad I have a ridiculously outsized laugh. Make that: laugh-S. I have no idea why, but I have many different ways of laughing. I chortle, I cackle, I guffaw, I squeal, I snort. I even have one that goes Muahahahah, you know, like a bad horror movie? They are remarkable in their variety, the only thing they all have in common is the volume at which they are projected.
-I am a writer. Like, deep down in my soul. I have always written in my off-time and am now focusing on it full-time. Wish me luck. I know. It’s a risky venture. I write historical fiction. Hopefully, well enough to get published. Only time will tell. I will share a bit about my writing on this blog as I am currently working on a novel centered around, of all things, midwifery. The irony is not lost on me.
-I am obsessed, OBSESSED, with my dog Maverick. He is a scruffy mutt that I got at the SPCA in Houston, TX. He was 3 years old then and he is the single best present I have ever bought myself. I have trained himto the teeth and we do all sorts of cool shit together. Including but not limited to: flying coach, long walks on the beach, flyball, agility, and some “superdog” level stunts. He is amazing and it is down to sheer force of will that he is not prominently featured in this blog.
-The hubby and I are pretty wild. We enjoy nothing more than a good movie and a cuddle. If we are feeling really adventurous we might whip out the scrabble! We are basically “biker-level” bad ass. It’s impressive, really!
-I am a certified scuba diver. I have both my wet suit and dry suit clearance in deep, open water. Despite going through weeks of training, two times, in order to be certified in both- I actually hate it. The sensation of breathing under water is way too messed up. So is the way that the water surface looks like a mirror from underneath, a mirror that you can’t see anything in. Silvery, shiny, nothingness …Shudder.
-I have a fear and fascination of both sharks and spiders. I watch every documentary I can find on them. Huddled under a blanket, eyes wide, in awed horror. I also fear elevators, mostly because I don’t want to die encased in a giant metal box! I still use them, because its difficult to avoid them, but I really don’t enjoy it. I am not gleefully pushing buttons like that two year old kid you want to throttle.
-I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education: specializing in educational psychology and a Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology: specializing in cooperation.
-I was a nanny full-time for 3 years and loved it. Way, WAY, more than I expected. Those kids are fantastic and their parents are bad ass. They will be mentioned in the blog, possibly more than once. I was also a teacher off and on for a few years, that might find its way into the blog too. But I can’t make any promises.
That’s all I can think to say right now. There is probably more… but let’s not bore you forever! If you are still reading at this point- kudos to you. If you want to know anything more specific ask in the comments.
Cheers to you, chickies!