My name is Nina and I live in Vancouver with my husband and our adorably shaggy dog. I’m an environmental health researcher, meaning I crunch numbers and then write about them – and hope that someone with power to do something notices. I’m a classic introvert and an only child, though my husband is providing remedial lessons in sharing and teasing. I love math and science but I hate science fiction (including Star Wars/Trek). English is my second language, which makes it all the more satisfying to be a grammar nazi. I’m a raging liberal, often quite literally. And although I get myself worked up about all kinds of things regularly, most people know me as calm and nonchalant. I am not those things; I am just Finnish. We’re all built to appear that way.
I discovered the world of blogging in fall 2009 while planning our wedding and in desperate need of
sanity community and I haven’t looked back since. Upon reaching adulthood, I found my close friends and family had scattered around the world and I was left craving more conversations – about getting married, building families, and navigating adulthood – and I found a place for those conversations here. My goal is to write with honesty about my experiences and hopefully reach far enough into your brain to inspire a conversation.
Thanks for dropping in and I would really love to hear from you at greyandshiny (at) gmail (dot) com. You can also find me on twitter @greyandshiny – my tweets are protected from the big scary internet at large, but with any evidence to the contrary I will happily add you.