1- I used to be a high school teacher.
I thought high school math in an all girl school. It was a great experience and though me leadership, teaching and public speaking skills. It was great to help young minds develop their critical thinking.
2- I took a year of Mandarin courses in college.
But almost 10 years later I have forgotten most of it! I hope to be able to use some of it during my trip to China, but I do not have high hopes. At least I will feel confident using the few words and sentences I do remember.
3- I ran two half marathon.
I ran both with my father and loved every minute of them. My favourite one was definitively the Ottawa Race Weekend! The atmosphere that hits the city for that one weekend in May is tangible and the circuit showcase the best that Ottawa a has to offer. I intend to run a full Marathon sometimes in the next 10 years. I am not sure which one, but I may try to run it in a new city since its a great way to see the best a city has to offer.
4- I used to live in England and it is where I met my husband.
Living in the British country side was absolutely lovely. There is nothing quite like it. I love how people value family and time together for tea and Sunday roast. I loved that everywhere you go it is heart-strikingly gorgeous. I loved that I could be in the heart of London in 40 minutes. And I loved the accents!
5- Cows used to be my favourite animal, but now it’s the giraffe!
When traveling to Scotland, I discovered the Highland Cows, a cute furry red-brown cow with large horns, and I thought it was the cutest thing ever. But as my friends started to have babies, I started to really like giraffes patterns and stuffed toys, and it slowly became my favourite animal. On our honeymoon, my husband and I fed a few giraffes and it was a highlight of our trip.