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The Girl

I figured since I had the time I should go into a little more detail here and get rid of the list. So here goes… My name is Kirsten. I’m 36 years old and live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I work full-time as a technical support agent in a call centre. I have Fibromyalgia and Vertigo. Read more about that here and in my blog.

I was born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 6, 1980 and have 1 younger brother. My parents are awesome and I love my family to death. Growing up we moved around a lot as my father is ex-military. After Ottawa we moved to Halifax. I would have been about 2. Then we moved to Baden Söllingen, Germany from 1985 ( I would have just turned 5) until 1991 when I was 11. I got the chance to travel to a lot while in Europe. To see some of the places I’ve been, please click the link. After Baden we moved to Calgary, Alberta where I spent most of my teen years. Near the middle of Grade 11 we moved to Digby, Nova Scotia. A few years after the end of school my parents moved to Halifax and I followed them. I have pretty much stayed here since. They have since moved back to Digby.

In 2009 I got a chance to go to Afghanistan as a civilian so I took the chance and went. I was there about 5 months. It was an experience (both good and bad) that I will never forget. I lived in a tent with 7 other women. It was quite the experience. You can view some images here. I have always loved photography and used to carry my camera with me everywhere I went. I also used to take long drives on back roads to see what I could find to photograph. I haven’t done much of that lately though. My camera is seriously outdated and I am hoping to eventually get a new one.

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The Cat

This is Max. He is my little baby. He’s just your typical tabby cat as far as I know but is fairly big. Not quite as big as a Maine Coon cat but almost. The images above are from when he was little and about 6 months ago. He’s a very quite cat until he wants something… then you have everyone around you knows it. I’m not typically a cat person however my parents showed up on my doorstep a year and a half ago for a visit and had him with them. I fell in love with his spunky spirit right away and was hooked. He’s been running the household ever since.

The Blog

Welcome to my blog! Here you will find my hopes, dreams and goals and whatever else I see fit to ramble on about. The name comes from the song A Story About A Girl by Our Lady Peace. I’ve been a fan of them since I was in high school. The domain is registered through and the site is hosted by Ofblue Hosting. I highly recommend them! I have had the domain and site for about 5 years, and the past 2 years it’s been hosted through OfBlue.

I created this blog as a creative outlet to write, blog, vent, post pictures, crafts, recipes and whatever I can think of. I am not always good at keeping it updated but try to post a few times a week. Hopefully I will be able to keep that promise to myself. I typically just customize pre-made themes but maybe one of these days I will take the time and make my own theme that I can easily just keep customizing.