I was born and raised in Calgary, which for me, has had it’s pros and cons. It’s all been worth it though, because this is where I met my amazing husband, Brian. I am extremely blessed to have married my very best friend on earth and together we were further blessed to have two beautiful children, Kyler (6) and Isabella (3). My family is my 100% priority and focus in my life and this is one part of my value set that I can confidently say I never stray from.
I have studied both Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies as well as Education. My career was teaching and I worked at a school that specializes in children with severe behavioral and emotional disturbances. Although I truly loved my job, when I became pregnant with my son, I knew my path was to be a full time, stay at home mum. I have been home now for six full years and although it is the most difficult and challenging job I have ever done, I am thankful that I am lucky enough to be able to pull it off…. well… most days. 😉
It is difficult to try to explain who I am for a bio. I feel as though I am one person, that was developed and nutured in my life before I had children. And, now, I am also another person; one that has been created through the last six years of taking on the all-ecompassing job of being MUMMY (read in high-pitched, insistent, toddler voice)! I have grown and learned so much during this time – patience, unconditional love, devotion and loyalty, as well as developed strong interests in nutrition and cooking. But, I also feel as though there is a piece of me missing and I am ready to invite her back in. The Meagan I want to see more of is a traveler, an avid reader, a Spanish speaker; a lover of words, truth and deep connection to others.
But… it’s just so hard. I love to read and study and learn and I do that and get all these great ideas in my head and then… the yuck always gets in the way. One of my strongest traits is being organized. When I was younger, I used to decide what I wanted to do, accomplish, be and then I would make a list and do it. Somehow, somewhere along the way, I have lost this ability. These days, if I can get it together to make the list in the first place, it lays crumbled and soiled under the spilled muffin batter on the kitchen counter. It always feels so overwhelming. So, I started to think of this idea whereby I deconstructed all the extra stuff – the loud voice of self doubt (often louder than said toddler), the exhaustion of simply trying to carve out time, the wants vs. needs, the demented desire to reach this imaginary and unnecessary bar of perfection – the YUCK – and broke down the things I wanted to work on into small, manageable chunks. I wanted to create a more authentic life, a more authentic me and this was a way I could try.
But not alone of course! I needed a friend. Someone else who was willing to dig deep, bare all, and all in the context of still living our very full, very busy lives. Enter Kyla (read her bio here)! Kyla and I met 5 years ago and became close friends very quickly. She is inspiring and supportive and the perfect person to embark on this journey with. Hopefully you will join us too!