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Hello, My Name Is….

My name is Tianna and it’s a pleasure to meet you! I wanted to do a quick re-introduction of myself since I have a few new people coming over to read.Hello My Name is....In Cali for the first time

This adds to the info in my Welcome page where I talk about my family, where I currently live and why I’m gluten-free. Here I will just add some fun facts and hopefully you will share your own in the comments. I would love to meet you, too!

I started to blog before blogs were a “thing”, back when home computers were a novelty. Being born in 1980 means I remember the computer revolution, dial-up internet, and when blogs were born. I loved the internet and started an “online journal” almost immediately.

As a teenager, I didn’t have much to say so it was mostly emo poetry and thoughts about the “cool” new indie music I was sure was going to be a thing. I hopped around from site to site, sure that this new blog would put my name out there.  Not spending much time on it, it was something I did enjoy dabbling in. I was also journaling heavily.

When it came time to pick my major, the only thing I could bring to my guidance counselor was the fact that I like writing. Maybe I could write a novel under a pen name? She laughed at me! Then, she suggested journalism. Journalism didn’t stick but I still love to blog. I also love to read other people’s blogs, so please share in the comments if you have one so that I can come to visit.Hello My Name is....Just chilling on my pink couch with my pink hair wearing a pink scarf. Guess my new fave color?

Other random facts about me:

  • I grew up in Saskatchewan as a townie. You know, where they call hoodies “bunnyhugs”, as it should be!
  • I’ve always loved my name. Whenever we would play the “rename yourself game”, I could never think of a better one.
  • In grade 4, I wanted to be an archaeologist after we learned about Pompeii. That passion faded when I found I just wanted to make up stories about dig finds, rather than all of the other work- so about 99% of what the job requires.
  • I have an English degree so that I could go into journalism. When I didn’t get into my preferred school because I “lacked job focus”, I was put on the waiting list. So, I took a year off and found that I couldn’t find my focus in journalism because it wasn’t where I really wanted to be.
  • My fave book growing up was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I wanted to be as spunky as Jo, but was closer to a Beth in reality.
  • My fave book in uni was On The Road by Jack Kerouac. I loved his alcoholic rambling and his romanticizing of being nomadic. He was a VERY flawed man but a brilliant writer when he found focus. Big Sur also became one of my faves that year.
  • My fave book now is constantly changing. Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami or Quiet by Susan Cain are both worth reading.
  • I love music. Any new artists I should be tuning into? My very first concert was Rancid. I still listen to them sometimes. I also love Leonard Cohen, Tricky and Florence and the Machine, so I am kind of all over the place.
  • My fave animals are cats, hedgehogs, narwhals, pandas (naturally!) and red pandas. I keep adding to this list as I discover cool facts about other animals.
  • I’m working on being more eco-friendly.
  • I’ve been gluten-free for a few years now, after a bout of food poisoning. More details on my Welcome page.
  • I am constantly changing my hair colour. About every 5 years, I decide to grow my hair out, hate it and cut it back to my fave- the pixie cut. I think next I’ll go blonde and then, who knows?
  • I used to hate pink, but love it now, as you can see.
  • I’m an anxious traveler so I am a bitch to be around before a vacation, but I do like seeing new places occasionally. (And I do relax once I’m there). My top bucket list places to see are: Italy (especially Tuscany), Iceland, Greece, and Barbados. I also really want to go back to Cali and take the kids to Disneyland and the beach.


Hello My Name is....Hanging out on Huntington Beach

Don’t wear jeans to the beach. Life lessons! Haha

Anything else you want to know? Comment below and I’ll be sure to share if I can.

I would also like to know about you! Where are you from? What do you do in your free time?


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