Naimeless grew up in Southern Manitoba quite literally on the 49th parallel, and made Brandon, Manitoba their home after finishing a Music Degree in 2003. Naimeless has been a restaurant manager, a shoe salesperson, a customer service person of various sorts, editor in chief of The Quill and acquired a few more degrees.
Their work shines if the job focuses on helping people follow their dreams, and make their paths a little more A to B than theirs has been, but beyond that lacks solid boundaries (boxes are not their friend). Currently, they are enrolled at Brandon University in Graduate Studies for a Masters in Music Education, and work on a part-time, contract basis for local community groups and Novel Publicity. After recently quitting a job in public service, they is a volunteer for only two non-profit organizations, Brandon Community Builders, and The Brandon Friendship Centre, (who are also a huge part of the reason they had the courage to go back to school, and continue to help her grow).
Since childhood, books have been their closest friends, and life growing up on the farm was never dull. There might not have been lions and tigers (except in books), but there were most definitely cows, horses, and kitties. Be warned, these fuzzy animals will frequent posts in the form of death-defying cuteness and ‘that’s so adorable I’m going to barf.’ images.
Oh, except for:
Naimeless passions include turning photographs into music, making mountains sing and writing ‘stream of consciousness’ book reviews here at naimeless. They also loves to support local initiatives like Community Supported Agriculture, theatre, music and entertainment, one day they might even start an Indie book club in her own small city. (P.S. I don’t actually have time for this until at least at least another masters term under my belt!) Naimeless spare time includes creating gardens in unlikely places and writing poetry & longer works of fiction.
You can find Naimeless on Twitter as well as a few other places if you dig deep enough into the inter-webs.
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