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27 Personal & Professional Random Facts  

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  1. I am a mother, a wife, a daughter and a sister.
  2. I loved my 40s and turning 50 was even better. How great is that? 
  3. I am very social. Sometimes I think social media was invented purely for my entertainment.
  4. I am very loyal to my friends; they mean the world to me. Nothing is better than a great dinner, a fine bottle of wine, an interesting conversation or a weekend away with my peeps.
  5. My motto: Be the change you wish to see in the world – Gandhi.
  6. Don’t get caught up in the ‘cult of fear’: speak up when you witness an injustice.
  7. My husband is the love of my life. Without him, I would not be able to excel at what I do.
  8. I am like my father: I like savouring good food, reading great books, telling good stories and being surrounded by my family.
  9. I graduated with a B.A. from McGill University in Montreal.  I loved what I studied even though I do not use it daily.
  10. Nothing is better than a cold beer in the summer, a sauvignon blanc at a dinner party and a Grand Marnier on ice in the wee hours of the morning.
  11. I still have delusions that I can stay up until the wee hours of the morning drinking.
  12. I am a night owl and can often be found writing at 3 am.
  13. I would love to live in Vancouver (where I met my husband), Paris, Madrid, or a small town in Portugal. All are equally appealing to me. I still consider Montreal my hometown, and I hope to return to Cape Town, South Africa.
  14. I am a terrible baker, but my husband is a great cook ~ because he likes it, I don’t.
  15. I was born in South America and I am VERY proud of that fact.
  16. I speak French and Spanish fluently, but I express myself best in English.
  17. My son H. is very smart. My daughter H. is a kind and gentle soul. My daughter L. is inspiring when she Irish dances. They complete me… seriously…they do.
  18. I can pack a bag in less than 20 minutes for a flight in less than an hour. 
  19. My passport is always at the ready (including travel money, a notebook, and a camera).
  20. I think very funny thoughts; sometimes, they come out of my mouth when they should have stayed in my head.
  21. Nothing in life is free. No trip. No Meal. No pass.
  22. I believe what Shakespeare once wrote: “All true things are said in jest.” I also believe GOD (and not the devil) are in the DETAILS.
  23. I have an opinion. Did you want to hear it? (Hint: read the blog).
  24. If I won the lottery, I would travel the world with different people… according to their personalities, dietary requirements, and fun factors.
  25. I love dance music. My favourite song is “Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode. My playlist includes U2, Beyoncé, The Weekend, and Bruno Mars.
  26. I believe God places people in our path for a very good reason.  You just need to figure out why.
  27. I am the primary caregiver for my mother. She is the world to me, but Alzheimer’s is stealing her away from us.
Margarita Ibbott what are you waiting for

Every day I look up and read a plaque that is hung on my wall and this is what it says:
“What are you waiting for?”  That defines my life.

My answer: See #18 & 19