Name: Lindsay Primeau
Born: Ontario, Canada
Live: San Diego, California
Career Goal: To one day own a successful Event and Wedding Planning business out of the U.S.A. —> No. 22 Event and Wedding Planning
What you need to know: Married to a sailor. Soon to be Mommy. Big heart. Very generous. Homebody. Determined. Spiritual. God. Reader. Foodie. Love hard. Dog person. Beer lover. Clothes horse. Bilingual. Adventure seeking. Loyal. Wannabe mermaid. Canadian at heart.
Lindsay Primeau•23•Canadian•San Diego
I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, but now find myself living the California lifestyle in beautiful San Diego. I originally moved to the United States to find a career in my fields of study (Communication Studies and Event and Wedding Planning), which proved to be a task so I decided to expand my educational horizons and try my luck in culinary school. Turns out, I like to cook for my family but don’t like cooking for a career.
I grew up like most Northern Canadians- in the cold. Dressing for -40°C, playing in the snow, riding snow mobiles and of course religiously watching hockey (Go Rangers!) were just the norm of living in Ontario. Don’t worry though, we do have a few months of summer! My summer’s were basically spent with my family and friends at our camp in the French River.
My school years flew by, and are a little bit of a blur due to the immense amount of homework I did and the fun filled memories I made. I was always the kid that excelled in school- I pride myself on being a professional studier. I was/am a bit of a nerd which I guess attests to the fact that I have [almost] three “degrees” and I am 23 years old. As Oscar Wilde said: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
So how did I go from spending my days in the snow to spending them on the beach? Well, in April of 2014 my girlfriends and I took a trip to San Diego -this trip ended up being the best time of my life and I fell in love with the city and everything that comes along with it. We stayed for a week, and when we left I was depressed and no longer content in my little town. I went from seeing Oz to going back to Kansas. I kept in touch with people we met on our trip, and found myself wanting to leave my hometown, leave my province and leave my country and venture out to do something amazing and unexpected of me. A couple weeks after we got home I made the conscientious decision to go back. So, with that being said I enlisted my best friend Devyn and we booked our flight for July 26th to return September 1st. Little did everyone know, I wasn’t planning to just visit San Diego. I wanted to stay. This month long trip was to have a mini vacation, figure out living situations and get myself oriented with the city. To date, these last two years has been the best part of my life. Having fun, living my dream, happy and content. The best part is knowing that this is just the beginning of the next part of my journey and I can’t want to see how it unfolds.
Now, here I am, two years later married to a man I met on that first trip to San Diego, and months away from expecting our first child together! I guess you can say, I’m a Canadian girl living in a Californian world…