Edited as i woke up and realize my list was missing something important…
Un billet peut-être moins pertinent pour les personnes qui me connaissent dans la vraie vie…
Since yesterday, I have read a few responses to an invitation made on the Still Standing magazine website to share 10 Things About You – Grief Aside. I feel like I wouldn’t usually respond to that sort of assignment but i have enjoyed reading the lists from people whose blogs i have been following and so i want to share as well.
here i go…
1- Where were you born and where do you live?
I was born in Nantes, France, to a French mother and a Quebecois father. We moved when i was 3 and I have spent most of my life in Québec city.
2- Where have you traveled to?
I have had the opportunity to travel through Canada, part of the US and several countries. Among those, i traveled…
Most often : back to visit family in France
Most recently : Columbia, this winter
Most surprisingly : Romania, when i was 14
Most typical : through Central America as i took a break from studying
Most extensively : New Orleans. I went there on a whim, ended up staying more than three years and getting a BA there.
3- What is your favourite food?
I love pretty much all food, eating it and cooking it. I especially enjoy sushi, really good salads, my grandmother’s sautéed potatoes and chocolate.
I have been practising judo since i was 10 (with some time off).
I run, albeit not very fast. Before becoming pregnant, i ran a few half-marathon. Now i am training to run a 10k in a few weeks with some friends of mine.
5- What are you reading right now?
I am finishing the biography of Frida Kahlo and going back and forth between different books on grief. Asides from that, I love Scandinavian thriller books.
6- For the past seven years, I have been sharing my life with a crazy and wonderful dog named Lula.
7– I spend hours weekly listening to podcasts while walking, running, cooking, doing housework… (My favorite ones are This American Life, The Moth and 99% Invisible). I do not enjoy housework and cleaning, so listening to podcasts is one of the ways i use to make it more bearable.
8– I am passionate about social justice and feminism. I try to contribute to the collective efforts towards building a more egalitarian and open-minded society.
9– My idea of a perfect morning in : drinking coffee in bed while reading or watching an episode of whatever series i am following.
10– I love getting mail so i try sending letters and care packages as often as possible to share the beautiful feeling of receiving a specially crafted piece of something in the mailbox.
I am still standing in memory of Paul