I’m Devyn. I’m a mid-30s professional, a wife to a wonderful husband, and a Mummy to a beautiful little boy. Here’s a quick Q and A about me and my family.
Q. Why are you starting a blog now?
A. This actually isn’t my first rodeo – I had an original Desperately Seeking Sustenance blog on the Blogger platform, but I posted very little and didn’t really enjoy the structure of Blogger. So I’ve moved over here without bringing the old site with me. Some posts I just don’t really think I want to see anymore, however, I acknowledge their existence and their general availability. Mostly, I have a blog because I like to share.
Q. What do you do for a living?
A. I mostly think, research and write for whatever provincial government is in power. I’m basically what’s (romantically?) termed a “policy wonk”.
Q. How long have you been married? How did you meet your husband?
A. We’ve been married seven years now. We met in high school at an anti-racism leadership camp, dated on and off for a pretty long time, and got engaged when we were about 28. He’s the very best.
Q. How old is your baby?
A. He’s two years old – born in July 2015. He’s the other very best.
Q. Did you grow up in Toronto? What neighbourhood do you live in?
A. No, I was born here but moved to Oshawa, a suburb about 45 minutes east of Toronto, when I was very small. My husband was born in Saskatchewan and moved to a neighbouring community when he was 10. I moved to the Toronto proper at 25, as soon as I had a reasonably steady job, and I haven’t really ever looked back. My family and I live on the east side of the city.
Q. I saw your photos. Are you and your husband from different ethnic/cultural backgrounds?
A. I’m of European (British Isles) descent, and my husband’s family comes from India. He’s Sikh and I’m Christian (Anglican, if you’d like to know).