Everyone starts off their About page by saying, “Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!”
I’m not going to do that.
Cuz I’m not like everyone else.
Intros with people you don’t know are awkward and if you already know me, then what’s the point of this? You already know who I am, or who you think I am.
I could just fill the page with lipsum oriditum or whatever that Latin stuff is. No one would notice anyway.
BUT just in case you don’t know, here are some of the main things that I am About…
I have a thing for cartwheels
I guess that’s kind of obvious.
This is called It’s A Cartwheel Life simply because I wanted to use my cartwheel photos all over the place. And for some reason I had It’s a Hard Knock Life from the musical Annie in my head while I was brainstorming a name. Change cartwheel from a noun to an adjective and bam, got me a name! Done.
For more about the cartwheels and how they started, you can learn more about that here.
I’m learning to be a photographer
Not sure at what point I can confidently say that I actually am a photographer. Just learning for now!
I’ve been interested in photography for as long as I can remember, having been my dad’s practice subject quite often while I was growing up. But it never once occurred to me that I could actually be a photographer. Until the end of 2021.
I suddenly found myself in the possession of all my dad’s fancy (to me) equipment after he suddenly went to heaven just before Christmas.
Throwing myself into learning photography is what keeps me going right now. I have no idea if it’s just a grieving phase or if this is a long-term thing that could turn into a side business. All I know is that I have an overwhelming need to take a lot of photos and get really good at it.
I’m a bit of a health nut
Having experienced all kinds of crazy health issues from the age of 10, I learned very quickly that the conventional way of treating symptoms with a band-aid solution wasn’t going to work for me.
I did a lot of research about natural healing and with the help of some awesome naturopaths and studying to become a holistic nutritionist, my symptoms have improved so much I almost forget that I was ever sick!
So I have a lot to say about nutrition, growing your own food, and making healthy recipes from scratch.
I’m a Crazy Cat Lady
Actually, I’m told that I’m not officially a Crazy Cat Lady until I have three. So far I only have two and there are no plans to get more, so I guess I’m safe there.
But given that I talk to my cats more than humans, it’s kinda inevitable that I’m a bit loco when it comes to kitties. 😉
I had a LOT of cats growing up (that’s another story that need never be told) but they were always outdoor cats. I don’t know how I managed without these little buggers for so longer, they really make a house a home.
I’m a professional pianist
Or I used to be, back in the glory days when crazy things like concerts were allowed and activities like singing weren’t considered a public health offense.
There are few things I enjoy more than accompanying a really good choir!
Some people jump out of a plane with a parachute for a thrill. I prefer to sight-read music I’ve never seen before during a performance in front of hundreds of people! 😂
But mostly I accompany kids at music festivals and high school musical theatre. Seriously the funnest thing ever (and I practice those ahead of time, lots and lots of practicing).
So in the meantime while I’m still waiting to someday perform for real audiences again, I may record the odd music video here or there.
I’m a recovering perfectionist
Okay, maybe the recovery part isn’t there yet.
I can’t even figure out how to get my email form to work but I’m just going to launch this out there anyway! And if I never figure it out… meh!
I’m a Canadian that says “y’all” a lot
Totally irrelevant, just thought I’d throw that in here.
I love emojis.
Misused apostrophes are my biggest pet peeve.
I have big feet and TOMS are my favorite shoes because they make my feet look small.
Chocolate is always the answer.
Okay, I’ll stop now.
So enjoy my ramblings and y’all come back now, eh?😊