NAME: Megan Jane Burgess

AGE: 24

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. (Check out her rad work here!

PETS: Two devilishly handsome brother cats, Jack and Jedidiah

EXERCISE OF CHOICE: Jazzercise. (No, not with leg warmers and leotards. I dare you to try it and not love it.)

CURRENT MUSIC OBSESSION: Bear's Den, Gavin James, and my favorite ginger lovebug, Ed Sheeran. (Always. As per usual.)

FAVORITE DESSERT: Trader Joe's Mint & Chip ice cream.

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 want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don’t want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad he gave life to someone who loves the gift, who will use it up and wring it out and drag it around like a favorite sweater.”
// Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines

FAVORITE VERSE: John 16:33—“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

#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