Welcome to These Things I Love!
My name is Megan. I’m so thrilled you’ve decided to stop by and visit my little corner of the internet. Let me share a little bit about myself and my world.
I’m a writer at heart. I’ve always been a writer. I worked my way into a career in marketing and communications in the corporate world. I did that for a while and learned a lot but I had more fun working on freelance projects and blogging on my own terms, so I made that my job instead. I’ve been self-employed for the most part since 2011. That’s largely possible because of my husband’s unwavering support of my wacky ideas.
Let me introduce him. I’ve been married to my best friend, Levi since 2000. He’s pretty awesome. For over a decade we operated a successful plumbing & heating business together. Recently, Levi has taken his years of experience and wealth of knowledge in the trade to teach others as an Instructor at the trades college. One of his favourite parts of operating our business was training the apprentices to go on to become Journeypersons themselves, and now he gets to do that every day.
We have one son named Jonas. Our lives changed completely the day we found out we were expecting. Every single day since he’s arrived has been a new adventure and now he’s 7. I homeschool Jonas (which I might eventually chat more about on this blog) and he’s my kitchen sidekick.
We live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. That’s in Canada. We don’t live in an igloo but there are quite a few months of the year where it’s cold enough to make me rethink why we live here. The rest of the year we love it here. We have made this place our home.
We love to travel, though we haven’t even come close to visiting everywhere on our wish list.
We love animals and have two dogs of our own, Gidget and Sadie, and have enjoyed fostering dogs with a local rescue organization as well. If Jonas had his way, he would have a fish, cat, more dogs, a horse, a lizard, and much more.
Levi has an auto-immune disease called Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. For many years I was vegan. During this blog’s original heyday I created countless recipes to suit a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free diet. At one time, I’d built up a multi-faceted business around the gluten-free plant-based lifestyle (recipes, cookbooks, cooking classes, etc.) but after my son was born I stepped away from trying to maintain a profitable online presence to focus on other things. It’s just no longer as important to me how much traffic and clicks and whatever else I get. This is a hobby for me that I pick back up when the mood strikes. As for the vegan side of things, I’m no longer strictly plant-based and enjoy a label-free life, as I have for a number of years now.
I hope you enjoy what I’ve got going on here!