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About

MY STORY

HELLO, WORLD!
Born in Stockholm and a few short years later,

WELCOME TO CANADA!

  • Will never forget when the judge looked down at me as my dad was getting sworn in to be a Canadian citizen and said, “welcome to Canada”
  • Although I’m a Canadian I still have my military issue Swedish dog tags that give me a place in a bomb shelter (in Sweden so that makes it really convenient to get to)

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THE LITTLE TRAVELER

  • Fairly normal happy childhood which was filled with travel and where I was surrounded by artists of all kinds.
  • Summers either involved lots of overseas travel: Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Gibraltar, Morocco or local travel within Ontario and the Eastern provinces or USA. I visited over 9 countries (some twice) before my first day of high school.
  • Theater & Writing was in my blood. In between seeing the world we were surrounded by my parent’s artist friends. I wrote and directed plays non-stop, experimenting and creating stories. A famous Polish director told me that a director has to know a little bit about everything. I’ve never forgotten that piece of advice.

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“MERDE!”

  • Attended a culturally diverse French high school where my love of writing, theater, film and dance developed and grew. I stood up to the AV teacher when we didn’t agree on how a movie should start and that gave me the confidence to pursue my love of writing and film.

LEARNING & GROWING

Attended York University aka. Stay Away From Exposition or “Show Me Don’t Tell Me”

  • Film school obtained a BFA in screenwriting
  • Wrote and directed a short film
  • Script doctored a screenplay that won international awards

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POST UNIVERSITY aka. FIGURING OUT WHO I AM

I danced professionally and put my writing on hold but also:

  • worked as a rock climbing instructor
  • sold very expensive chocolates that shipped every 10 days from Switzerland
  • managed a high end accessories boutique
  • learned to make gobos

MY FIRST BIG MOVE & FIRST BUSINESS VENTURE

Several years later I moved cross-country to Vancouver and started a new life. I had the opportunity to perform again and started my big foray into fitness by building up a Pilates program and becoming a personal trainer.

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  • I opened Definition Studio, a Pilates studio and trained A-list celebrities as well as NHL athletes and everyone in between

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MY DISCOVERY PHASE (continued)

  • I spent some time selling insurance
  • I spent some time selling aftermarket car upgrades
  • I spent some time buying, selling and flipping houses
  • I spent some time working with two big real estate developers

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Blown away by the Social Media Revolution and the opportunities it’s creating (and I missed writing), one course later, STYLE ON THE SIDE WAS BORN
THE SECOND BIG MOVE

I decided that it would be a fun experience to move to Europe and try something new, ended up in Warsaw, Poland….Because why not…….

  • I joined a start-up as a full-time writer and kept on writing after the start-up wound down
  • Wrote my first book: FITWISE
  • Started dancing again

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Now working on my second book which is… fashionably top secret!

34 Comments

  1. Hey I nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award! Come and check it out @ http://www.preppyandfunny.wordpress.com
    Hope you like the surprise! See you soon on my page!
    XO,
    P&F

    1. Ha! Thank you so so much. This is awesome!!!!!
      xo

      1. You’re welcome! 😀

  2. Hi Caroline, I found you through commenting on kellydillon.com’s blog – was just curious and perusing along hehe. But I’m glad I did! I read 3 of your most recent posts and checked out your About Me page and I’ve really enjoyed every bit of it. Just like what you said about your book review on your iPad.. I feel like I know you through your writing & honestly, can relate to you in so many ways. I’m just starting out myself well… starting to connect with others in the iFB realm, for a while it was just my 4 best friends that I shared my blog with lol. Thanks again for this & I’ll surely be following.

    xo,
    K from loveyouduh.com

    1. Wow thanks! Just checked out your site, love your style!

  3. Hey! I just found your site and I love it! I nominated you for a Sunshine Award! If you’re interested in participating, there is more info here: http://thoughtsquestionsqueries.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/celebrate-the-sunshine-award/

    Congrats!

  4. Hi there! We love your blog, and nominated you for the Liebster Blog award. Check out our blog for all the details…and congrats! xx

    http://www.carmenandnatasha.wordpress.com

    Regards,

    Carmen & Natasha

  5. Hey! Just wanted to stop by and show your blog some #Sassy Love! 🙂 Look forward to staying in touch!
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    1. Ha! Absolutely!

  6. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog 🙂

  7. Hey, Caroline! I finally dropped by your site, SO sorry my busy life has been so crazy therefore keeping me away from interacting w/my blog friends! I love your blog! I love shoes, bags, hats, sunnies–pretty much all facets of fashion! xxGlor

    1. Hey! That’s okay, everyone seems really busy right now. Thanks for your awesome comments though.

  8. ciao! luvFAB blog.
    thebestdressup

  9. karensunhumbleopinion

    I am so glad we connected and I enjoy reading your blog as well. I think you are perfect for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award…Words are power! http://karensunhumbleopinion.com/2013/02/07/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-nominee-me/

    1. Awe thanks so much!

  10. Very nice blog!

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    1. Done and done!

  12. Hey where are you from?

    1. Right now I live in Vancouver.

      1. That’s so cool lol

  13. Love your new logo!! Very cool! xx

    1. Ha! Thanks so much you are the first person to say something!

  14. Trendswithbenefits

    Caroline,

    Your blog and “about” page is so inspiring! I love your motto and attitude toward life. I also would like to follow a career path which allows me to combine my passions and do what I love. Can’t wait to read more posts!

    Danielle

    1. Thanks so much I really appreciate that!

  15. caroline1t, thank you for discovering my blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. I gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and Follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy.

  16. Nice reading about you.

    Thanks. For visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

  17. sincerelywhitney

    i nominated you for the very inspiring award and versatile blogger award. im not entirely sure of the depth of these awards but i wanted to pass the love that someone blessed me with on to you because you inspire me all of the time keeping it versatile! heres the details:
    http://sincerelywhitney.com/2013/03/28/blogger-nominations-very-inspiring-versatile-blogger/

  18. Hi Caroline,
    Thanks so much for liking my posts! I really love the fact that you also want to follow a career path that allows you to combine your passions and working life so you can do what you love. I actually found this amazing blog that has inspired me to do so, maybe you should check it out: abeautifulmess.com. Just by reading their articles about the beginning of their career showed me that every beginning is difficult, but when you get through the rough patches it’s so rewarding.
    Your blog is a real inspiration and I hope to read a lot of you in the future!

  19. Hello Caroline,

    You have such great resume in Arts. It’s lovely.
    I really love the new layout as well. Well done!

    Thanks for always stopping by my blog. I’d love to feature your personal style sometime.

    Itoro
    bezalelandoholiab.blogspot.com

    1. Wow that would be so amazing!!! Thank-you!

  20. I applaud your passion for art and interest in travel. We have a lot in common. I’m happy to have found your blog.

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