It’s almost been a year and a half since I met the person who changed my life forever.
When I moved to Calgary I remember the overwhelming feelings of freedom and nervous excitement. It was another new city, new people and my chance to continue becoming an independent/fearless woman.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw him. He was so dang handsome, those dimples … and funny enough, he had grown up in a little town 45 minutes from where I grew up. How did we never meet!?
I didn’t know it then, but the next year and four months would be the best in my whole life.
Today I’d like to introduce one of the best people I’ve ever met and now I luckily get to call my husband, Kirk (Karl)!
1. What’s your story?
I was born and raised in Carman, Manitoba, Canada in a family of four. I loved sports growing up and still do. I travelled around Australia for 6 months after graduation and when I was 25 started in the power-lineman trade. I relocated to Calgary, Alberta for a job opportunity 4 years ago.
2. What was one of your biggest life-defining moments?
Moving away from all of my friends and family to Calgary, it was not easy but it was the best decision I ever made. And it made me appreciate things I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t moved.
3. What are 3 things some people may not know about you?
-I worked way up north in Churchill, Manitoba for 4 months
-I have been to 9 professional baseball stadiums
-I am a season ticket holder of the Minnesota Vikings
4. What are your favorite things to do/attend?
-Sporting events (football, baseball, hockey)
-Concerts (mainly country music)
-Stand up comedy
5. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A sports announcer for the NFL Network.
6. What are you NOT very good at?
Math, public speaking and baking.
7. Tell me something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?
The Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl this year!!!
8. House, Lawn or Truck – which do you clean first?
9. What’s your all-time favourite meal?
10. What advice would you give to people who haven’t found their person yet?
Hang in there, do not settle for anything less than exactly what you’re looking for. It took me 33 years to find her, you won’t regret waiting for the right person.
11. What is your biggest piece of advice for women who are currently dating around?
If he likes you, you’ll know – – he’ll put in effort. Don’t be needy, let the guys pursue you.
12. What are three red flags every woman should watch for when they begin dating someone?
-If you make plans and he bails multiple times.
-The length he takes to get back to you. If he is not replying that evening or the same day that is a red flag (no one is without their phone these days).
-If he only calls you late at night to hang out, you are a booty call.
13. Does a confident, independent woman intimidate a man? If yes, why?
100% yes, but that is not a bad thing. It’s a lot more attractive when a girl has her life together and is not looking for a guy to take care of her.
14. What about Sarah got your attention?
How down to earth, low-key and chill she was. It was like she was one of my buddies.
15. How did you know Sarah was the right person for you?
-It felt like I had known her forever. I’ve never gotten along with a female like I have her.
-We are twins! We have the same sense of humour, values and enjoy the same activities.
-When I’m not with her, I want to be with her and when I am with her, I can’t get enough of her.
16. What is your final message to girls all over the world:
Be yourself, don’t change who you are for anybody.
Be back soon babes!