NAME: Megan Jane Burgess
HEIGHT: 4’ 11 ¼” (For real.)
LOCATION: San Diego, California
ALMA MATER: San Diego State University (3rd generation Aztec, baby!)
SIBLINGS: One exceptionally talented graphic designer sister—Loren Burgess.
PETS: Two devilishly handsome brother cats, Jack and Jedidiah.
EXERCISE OF CHOICE: Jazzercise, for the last 8 years of my life. (Not with leg warmers or leotards. I dare you to try it and not love it.)
CURRENT MUSIC OBSESSION: Sleeping At Last, Bon Iver, James Blake, & my favorite ginger lovebug - Ed Sheeran. (Always.)
FAVORITE DESSERT: Trader Joe's Mint & Chip ice cream, or fresh baked chocolate chip cookies.
FAVORITE SEASON: Winter…or rain…or anytime I can wear boots, scarves and coats all at once.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD BOOK: Guess How Much I Love You.
FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD (BESIDES HOME): It’s a tie. London and Dublin. (I’m American by blood, but a UK girl at heart.)
FAVORITE CONCERT YOU'VE EVER ATTENDED: U2 at Wembly Stadium in London. (Annnnd, Ed Sheeran at HOB back in 2012.)
SWEET OR SAVORY: Sweet, unless there are salt and vinegar crisps around.
DRESS-UP OR COMFY: Comfy.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “I believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the new headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing up in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal. This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to being, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without even realizing it.” // On Waiting, Shauna Niequist
CURRENT LIFE VERSE: Ephesians 3:16-21 // "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
#1 LOVE LANGUAGE: Quality time.
TOP 5 STRENGTH-FINDER’S STRENGTHS: Belief, Empathy, Individualization, Developer, Adaptability.
MY SWEET SKILLS: Being confident in my short-ness, drawing stick figures, bonding with animals, remembering Jazzercise routines, baking delicious made-from-scratch chocolate chip cookies, instantly memorizing movie quotes, spending far too much money at Old Navy, playing the cajon (as well as a bit of guitar and piano), forgetting to wear my glasses, crying at Apple commercials, enjoying a good pint of cider, making people laugh (both with me and at me), listening and deciphering toddler talk, attending a ridiculous amount of concerts, laughing nervously on roller coasters, pretending I love to read, losing at card games, making memories of the mundane, editing in Adobe Lightroom 5, celebrating the everyday…oh yeah, AND photography!