About Me

About Me

“Life is not about feeling good, it’s about feeling”
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Hey there, thanks for stopping by!

My name is Marina and this is my personal blog.
Here are some random things that describe me:

  • I am from Russia originally
  • Currently living and working as a User Experience Consultant in a wonderful, diverse and vibrant city called Toronto.
  • I am a Caffeine lover

    Canoeing in Gatineau Park, Quebec

    Canoeing in Gatineau Park, Quebec, 2009

  • Compulsive reader
  • Work in Progress
  • Multitasking, always “connected” Internet Addict (Ahh… yes, I know human brain is incapable of multitasking, it’s only an illusion)
  • I believe in change, technology, creativity & innovation
  • I am a night owl. My most productive time is in the evening
  • I sometimes solve problems in my sleep
  • Breakfast on the weekend is the best thing, especially if it’s fried eggs Russian style
  • I enjoy travel, skiing, camping, running, racquet sports, latin dancing, being outside and enjoying the nice weather
  • I love beautiful pictures and usually bring my camera with me everywhere I go. I even love taking pictures of food
  • I change my hair color a lot, which ruined my hair on a number of occasions. (Hope they’ll finally figure out that hair cloning thing by the time I’m 60. I’ll probably need it 🙂 )
  • I am usually funny by accident
  • I love my iPhone, men that cook and occasional retail therapy. Ha ha…
Canoe trip, Algonquin Park, 2008.

Camping in Algonquin Park, 2008.

Horse-back riding in Hamilton, 2008.

Horse-back riding in Hamilton, 2007.

Apple picking in Ontario, Fall 2011.

Apple picking in Ontario, Fall 2011.

I’ve been debating for a while if I should setup two separate blogs‚ one personal diary-style blog and another one more professional blog.

Me in Niagara on the Lake, June 2012

Me in Niagara-on-the-Lake, June 2012

The thought of maintaining two blogs actually kept me from blogging in the first place. However, separating personal and professional life made a lot of sense too.

At the end, I decided to dedicate one blog to User Experience Design and everything that I am interested in professionally. This is my personal blog, where I’ll be posting my thoughts, feelings, and questions on everyday things.

I’m not a writer by any means, but I thought practicing writing on a regular basis will probably help me to become one… Maybe 🙂

Hope you’ll enjoy reading my inspired ramblings.

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