“Strength of vision is important, but so is the ability to see things as they really are” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Paulina Klepczynska by ©Cyndal Lorch

If you’re hitting the slopes, watch out for this hot little snow bunny. Paulina is originally from Poland and I have to say that I’m happy she didn’t stay there. Canada wouldn’t be the same without this wonderful contribution to society. When coming up with her concept, I knew immediately I wanted to do a more outdoorsy theme, and snowboarding it was. From the moment I met her, Paulina has been an animal loving, adventurous, outdoorsy type with a great smile, and I love it. J Thanks Paulina! – Cyndal L

Image © Cyndal Lorch

An Interview with Paulina

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. My best memory from my past birthday was my birthday planned by my boyfriend two years ago. It was the first time anyone has ever thrown me a surprise birthday which was actually A SURPRISE. I was so blessed and so overwhelmed with the amount of people that showed to celebrate me :) I definitely felt the love.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. My worst birthday memory/moment was probably when I was in high school. I had switched highschools half way and had a hard time building the close friendships with new people. I remember having a few friends decorate my locker but having only about 3 people sign it. I was very new to the school and didn’t really know anyone.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that most surprised you?

A. My laptop :) I have always wanted a Macbook Air. I thought the price for this computer was outrageous and I could never justify the cost. 2 years ago my family and friends had all put their money together and have bought me the Macbook Air. Although its “just” a laptop, it has been something Ive wanted ever since I laid eyes on it :)

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist on eating during your birthday celebration?

A. CAKE. Red Velvet Cake.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. I have probably written and rewritten this paragraph 15 times- trying to come with some interesting way of putting this… to me the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday is feeling the love by the ones you love. Simple. 

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. We always find time to get together and have cake. Not really anything out of the ordinary.