I recently had lunch with a professional acquaintance who, during the conversation, asked me some pretty interesting questions about myself. I thought I was simply answering questions, but I found out my lunch companion was receiving a serious “Breegan education”. It dawned on me that there may be some friends and readers who also may be curious about some parts of the real Breegan. The questions and answers below are a result of that lunch conversation. Check it out, and get to know Breegan a little better!
Of all the places you’ve visited in your world travels, what has been your favorite locale, and why?
Ibiza. I’ve been there a handful of times. I first went there on a backpacking trip to Europe when I was 19. I started in Amsterdam and traveled through Venice, Italy, but I didn’t know where I would end up. As luck would have it, I ended up in Ibiza at the end of the trip. I had no preconceived ideas of what it would be. I didn’t know what to think about it when I saw it; all I saw was this tropical coastal landscape in the middle of Europe. I became great friends with a couple from Ireland, and we remained friends for years after that trip. At that point I wasn’t into house music at all, but that’s where I fell in love with house and techno music. I came back to the states with stacks of CDs, and I’ve been a house head ever since.
Do you have siblings?
I have a younger brother who is 12 years younger than I am, and he unfortunately came into the world with three mothers instead of a mother and two sisters. We are very close in that we have a lot of shared passions. I respect him immensely. My sister and I were very close when we were younger, but we’re four years apart. That can be a challenge for females; we seemed to always miss each other socially in life, but we’re very connected now. She’s the one person I call when I’m having a really bad day. I love that we’re all our own little tribe, no matter what situation we’re in. When we’re together, it’s all a barrel of laughs and love.
When you have a moment of freedom, what is your ideal way to spend child-free time?
My ideal child-free time is near a pool with a cocktail in my hand. I’ll do hotel pools with friends. It’s just fun. The water in a pool or some other body of water really relaxes me. When I’m trying to find that zen space, water helps me center myself. And make no mistake: I’m not just sitting pretty poolside; I’m diving in!
When you have a Murphy’s Law, everything’s going wrong kind of day, what typically cheers you up or swings your mood in a positive direction?
When things turn absolutely upside-down, I turn to guidance beyond what I see. I definitely believe that there is something bigger than us that affects and impacts us spiritually, so I do my best to tap into that. I place a good deal of faith in astrological alignment and the ethereal power it has on earthly happenings. So when Murphy’s Law takes over my day, something like reading my horoscope may provide understanding and insight into current circumstances, and that can reassure a hope in something positive being on the horizon. I also have a close-knit circle of girlfriends that I can always call and vent to; those girls are my lifesavers, and they know who they are.
So I’d love to know more about you! What are your favorite travel locations? What made you fall in love with that place? Let me know in the comment section below!