My blog has grown so much over the last year I thought it might be fun to reintroduce to of myself, share some fun facts, and tell you about how I started my blog!
The last time I did a personal post was when I answered Vogue’s 73 Questions, and since it’s been a whole year – so let’s get reacquainted!
I started this blog in 2012, as an attempt to find a hobby that would curb my shopping addiction. Of course this did not work, and instead gave me even more of a reason to shop. But here we are today, so I’m not mad about it.
After a few years I moved on to do more fashion and beauty. And now things have come full circle where I blog about a mix of all the things I love in my life.
Beyond creating content, having this blog has taught me so much about technology, running a business, and connecting with others. It’s taken me on such an interesting journey and opened so many doors for me as well!
10 Facts About Me
Alright, here are 10 facts about me. I tried to make it a little more fun by sharing some basic facts and more random ones too!
1. I was born in Vancouver, and now live in Toronto
I was born and raised in Vancouver and live there until I finished up school. Then 7 years ago, me and my then boyfriend – now husband moved to Toronto together in search of better job opportunities.
It was my first and only big move, and we drove across the country together along with our dog Chloe for the trip. We got to see half of Canada along the way, and I got a new appreciation of how beautiful and unique each part of this country really is!
2. Sweets are my weakness!
If you leave a bag of candy (or another sweets – I’m not picky) next to me, I will finish it regardless of how large it is. My coworkers have tested this this be true.
I have been working on curbing my sugar habit. But I go through phases with it because life is so much better with delicious treats!
3. My favourite time of the day is early mornings
Living downtown, I love waking up early and finding the city at peace. I used to never be a morning person, but a few years ago I made the effort to change that and I haven’t looked back since.
My morning ritual includes a walk with my dog, having tea while I journal and plan my day, and a few stretches or exercises. I’ve found waking up early to have this time to myself helps to set me up to be productive for the day ahead!
4. My favourite food is sushi
Growing up in Vancouver, there is an abundance off fresh seafood. And sushi has always been one of my favourite foods! You’ll never find me turning down dinner if I know it’s going to be sushi!
5. I love to decompress with a good workout
Nothing feels better than after you’ve completed a challenging workout. There’s a feeling certain of accomplishment and satisfaction that I love. And when I’m stressed out, it just makes me forget all about it.
Pre-COVID I used to take variety of workout classes – barre, boxing, yoga, pilates, reformer and more! But now I work out at home with fitness apps or through YouTube. However, I am looking forward to taking fitness classes again in the near future hopefully!
6. I’m a total skincare junkie!
I used to work at a cosmetic dermatologist’s clinic, and that’s were my skincare obsession started! I could see the difference that skincare would make on our clients’ skin and that’s when I started investing in taking care of my skin.
7. How I came up with my blog name
YesMissy comes from Missy being my nickname at my old work place and my love of people saying yes to me! I put the two together and the rest is history!
8. I used to live in a building where I was on the 42th floor
When we first moved to Toronto we lived in the heart of downtown on the 42th floor. It was amazing to be so high up and have sprawling views of the city and the loveliest sunsets!
One of the things I would love most is watching the summer storm clouds roll from afar. And when it would rain or snow, sometimes we would just be completely surrounded by cloud.
9. My favourite season is summer
In Canada, we have long cold winters. So I absolutely live for summers! To me everything is better in summer – food, fashion, vacations, sunsets, you name it!
The past 2 summers, picnics have been a favourite activity for me. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just eating delicious food with good company outdoors. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the summer.
10. The next place I would love to travel to is Greece
COVID has a put a damper on travel plans this past year, but when things are safe again I would love to visit the Greek islands!
It’s always been a dream of mine to go, and hopefully I’ll get the chance one day!
Okay now your turn! Share random fact about yourself in the comments below!!