Well hi there! I hadn’t updated my About page in quite some time so here’s a more recent version of who I am and what’s going on in my life as of March 31st, 2013.
My name is Sherry Osborne and I’m 38-year-old mom of two, wife of one. I currently live in Halifax, Nova Scotia; we moved out here from Montreal in the summer of 2011 and we are much happier out here in Atlantic Canada! The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, the language police don’t exist, and hey, the ocean doesn’t hurt!
I’m a bit of an addict when it comes to two things: Yoga and photography. I’ve been slowly learning and improving with photography since I got my first digital camera years (and years) ago and am completely in love with my Canon T1i DSLR. I have apparently morphed into a control freak who is unable to shoot in anything other than manual and I prefer RAW so that I can adjust everything to my liking. I try to remember to post photos regularly over on my Flickr account.
As for yoga, I started practicing in late January of 2010 partly for the sake of trying to ease the ache in my legs that I felt on a regular basis (stretching out those hamstrings has helped tremendously) and primarily to fight back against the panic attacks that I also dealt with almost daily. I often half-joke that yoga saved my life but it’s not that much of an exaggeration really. In general I’ve been mildly obsessed with getting my body to do crazy things that shouldn’t even be possible.
George and I have been together since 1999 and have managed to not get sick of each other yet so that’s a great sign. The fact that we have similarities in our sense of humour helps a lot! We met at work where I was the only female employee at the time, and our boss (a good friend) warned George and the other men in the office not to “go after” me lest it cause awkwardness of epic proportions. So much for that. The rest, as they say, is history.
Despite being together for a very long time, we actually only officially got married on August 11th, 2012. We weren’t very good with the effort that goes into wedding planning I guess but once we finally got around to it, it was an amazing day and so much fun (rain and all)! You can read about it here.
We have two daughters, Hayley (10) and Breanna (7). They fight and bicker relentlessly but then they settle into playing together so well that I have hope for the future that they’ll actually be good friends when those three years of age difference stop mattering so much. Maybe?
I guess that’s about all that you need to know to get started, though feel free to ask if I’ve left anything out. By visiting my blog you’ll see that I most frequently write about family life, yoga, and running, as well as the occasional curse-laden rant. I hope you’ll stop by again!
You can also find me on my YouTube channel, Twitter (where my nickname of Sherina made so many people in Indonesia think that I’m some famous teen pop star of the same name that I eventually had to change my Twitter username, boo), Flickr, and Facebook.