Who Am I?

 

The middle child in a family of 3 boys, I grew up in St. Catharines, Niagara. I have a loving family who have been my biggest support through all of my life. I currently live and work in Kitchener, with my partner, Shane, our dog, Astrid, and lizard, Sister Margaret Ignatius.

I love music, and usually have country or alternative playing. It’s coffee in the mornings, and wine at night. Between gardening and cooking, I’m usually watching reruns of Friends, or exploring a new Netflix original. I’m sarcastic to a fault, and have enough dad jokes to even make him embarrassed of me.

Life is challenging. Laughing at it is not.

 
 

Love is Easy

To me, love is that feeling when I hear Astrid’s tiny feet running to the door when I get home; and the smell of what Shane has cooking in the kitchen. It’s a song on the radio that reminds me of when my best friend made me laugh so hard I spit out my wine. Or a text message from dad saying “thanks for the visit”.

Love grows in gardens. It dances to a great beat. Wipes your tears when you’re sad, and bandages you when you’re hurt. If you ever need love, you can see it in a head-nod of a stranger walking by. You can smell it from outside a bakery, or hear it at the playground.

Love exists literally everywhere, and we can miss it if we’re not looking. I love celebrating love and how it brings a community together to cheer as two people - any two people - hold hands and promise each other their hearts.