What a beautiful bride! I had to share this amazing photo.
Jami – Can you finish this sentence, “ I think it’s important for children to connect with nature because…”
Andrea, “… they need to learn to love the earth before they can save it. Nowadays, life is so structured and complicated. The outdoors is a place to stimulate their imaginations and for their curiosity to roam free.”
Jami, “Can you tell us about a time that you were scared?”
Andrea, “My girlfriend and I were pickpocketed in Panama a few years ago. They took my SLR camera, our ID, credit cards, cash and worst of all, our passports. In the middle of a dark street and with the help of some very generous new friends, we managed to negotiate, in Spanish, with a shady guy with gold plated teeth on a bicycle to get a few of our items back in exchange for $500 cash. (Unfortunately, that didn’t include my friend’s passport and the rest of the trip was ruined trying to get a new one with the Canadian Embassy.) It was one of the scariest situations I’ve ever been in but now, I can’t tell the story without laughing.”
Jami – Another sentence to finish, “One song that always makes you get up and dance…”
Andrea – “‘I Remember’ by Kaskade will always be a favourite.”
Jami, “What is your favourite solo adventure”
Andrea – “It’s nothing really that adventurous, but my favourite solo activity is to walk around Buntzen Lake. It’s an easy trail, about two hours, and it’s beautiful in all four seasons. There’s no better way to clear my head and shake off stress. Lucky for me, it’s only a ten-minute drive from where I live.”
Jami – Andrea and Hayley (Our first inspirational story) both have the same favourite solo adventure. I wonder if they ever see each other on the trails! Maybe I should connect them and they can be running buddies!
Jami “What is your favourite inspirational quote?”
Andrea – “Live the life you have always imagined”. It’s so simple!
Jami – “What do you have planned for 2015?”
Andrea – “2015 has the potential to be a very exciting year. Now that I’ve wrapped my head around social media consulting, I’ll be working towards a more structured business model with my soon-to-be partner. My husband and I are on the verge of making a big move that we’ve been dreaming about for awhile – somewhere we can escape the rat race, reduce our cost of living, grow a garden and spend more time outdoors. Over and above all that, we won’t give up on our dream of having a family.”
Jami – Looks like you’re taking your inspirational quote quite literally and transforming your life into something you always dreamed of. Congratulations. I think too often the pressure of life and the routine of every day sometimes leave our dreams on the back burner. I love seeing people take the bull by the horns and make a life that they are inspired by.