Thanks so much for your great questions! I realized that without meaning to I've definitely missed some major points- here's the first round of answers to fill in the gaps…
Would you and Mister ever consider moving stateside? If so, to which state? from Nora &
If Im not mistaken, Mister is from Minnesota. Would you two ever consider leaving Canada for your southern neighbor? If so, what would it take to get you here? from Nilsa
Mister is actually a dual citizen because his mom is American, but he has never lived in the US. But being a dual citizen he has a social security number and could move over at any time, and when we started dating we seriously considered moving to Minneapolis.
We really love Canada, and it would take a lot for me to leave. But the main issue with immigrating is that if we did move it wouldn't be like I was marrying an American who was already established, we would both be starting completely from scratch. Neither of us would have a credit score, credit history, employment history, drivers record, references from previous landlords, or anything.
We have a great life here, and if we moved it would take us many years to get our feet back under us. It's just not right for us, but I'm fascinated by the US and I love visiting every year.
Do you cuss? from Steph Anne
Yep! Maybe not as much as I used to when I was hanging out with theatre people all the time, but I tend to use the word “like” and any range of curses interchangeably a lot of the time without realizing it lol
Up until last year I was working in entertainment marketing (music & theatre), but after working in entertainment since I was 16 I was really worn out from all the low pay and mandatory shows after long days. I decided to leave the industry and went back to school part time and started working part time. My part time job is as an administrative assistant in the financial / insurance industry.
My day job is dry, but I have amazing flexibility. I work mornings with a (generally) really positive team of people and in the afternoons and evenings I work on my creative projects and my freelance work. It means many very long days every week but I love being busy, and I feel like I'm really in my element. I was in school all last year & I'm currently deciding what to do about my courses for the next year – I'm undecided about how they fit into my life right now that I'm not scrambling for a job & direction like I was last summer.
When I'm not at work I'm working on my dream of having my design work & (eventually) my etsy shop become my full time job. It's going to take time and planning, but I'm really excited to make it happen. It's my biggest dream :)
What's your stance on true love & soul mates? from Nora
I really don't like the idea that there's only one person out there for you, and if you don't meet them you're out of luck. My experience of the world isn't nearly so straight forward, and I don't like the idea that we're all on one narrative track. The world is full of so much mystery, I think it has much more interesting stories up its sleeves for us than that.
(Yes, the universe definitely has sleeves.)
To me, a more exciting and grounded idea is that there are a whole range of people out there, scores of them even, who would make all of us happy. The idea is to narrow that down to the person you're most fascinated by, and who you can really help and grow with. That puts the romance in the choice to be together and in making a happy life together, that sounds like much more fun to me!
What's your favourite band or musician? What's on your workout playlist? from Diana
Such a tough question! Some of my favourites are The Hold Steady, The Weakerthans, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sleigh Bells, Tilly & The Wall, The Mars Volta, Air, Caribou, Jimmy Eat World, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, She & Him, Johnny Lang, Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey & Otis Redding… I'm kind of all over the place!
For working out right now I'm addicted to “Hurricane J” By The Hold Steady:
& “Kids” by Sleigh Bells:
I'll keep answering questions until I'm out of them, but if you have any more add them in the comments :)