If you have made this far, you deserve to know a little about me. (psst..this is me below)
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Melanie Gallant. You can probably guess where the blog name came from. I am a twenty-seven year old Acadian who has been calling Montreal home since 1999, when I moved here from Moncton, New Brunswick.
To learn a bit more about Acadians read my:
Trust me, I have a knack for fitting 400 years of history in one blog page.
I first came to this great city because of work, but soon ended up dividing my time between my job at Xerox Canada and night school at McGill University. Five years later I left work to dedicate myself to my studies, going as far as Buenos Aires for a student exchange semester.
Argentina was my last stop in South America, a continent that I have visited on three different occasions. My first Latin American experience was in Venezuela, followed by a second trip to Peru where I studied Spanish in Cusco and ate Piranhas in the Northern Amazon. While in Buenos Aires I was lucky enough to visit most of Patagonia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Needless to say I acquired Spanish as a third language along the way.
In my free time I enjoy salsa dancing, reading very long books, and movies (although I am biased against stupid Hollywood comedies that make me feel awkward because I am the only one not laughing).
I most recently became a DIP (no, I don’t have low self-esteem, it stands for Diploma Student) at the Concordia University in the Communications Department. This blog is just one of the results. So far I am finding it interesting, challenging, and rewarding. Most of all, my fellow students are awesome. They are all bright, talented, interesting, caring, and all around great people. Each one brings something different to the program and I truly feel that we have formed a tight knit group.
So what is this blog all about? Since it is space to learn and extend myself in the blogosphere, the answer could very well change from one day to the next. So please stick around, you never know what to expect.