Kaitlin MacIver, 25
I met Miss Kaitlin many moons ago.
My fondest memories are when she and my older sister, Kelsey, would get ready to go to the local bar and blast T-Swift whilst drinking wine. They would have more fun getting ready to go out than they would actually being out.
Kaitlin has been like another sister to me. She’s been camping with my family numerous times and isn’t afraid to tell me off, just like a sister would.
She has the most caring heart, she really does want to make the world a better place. Her outlook towards saving animals is so inspiring. I know I can (and should) do more to be like Kaitlin in this aspect of life. Little things like only buying vegan clothes, or going vegetarian for MOST of the time (I just can’t seem to give up tuna!) make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things.
As I read through Kaitlin’s answers, I started tearing up near the middle. Gah, all the feels.
Ladies and gents, I introduce to you my fiery red companion, Miss Kaitlin MacIver.
How would you describe our relationship in three words?
Fun, adventurous, carefree
Where is your favorite place on Earth?
North Shore Mountains
What’s your go-to work out song?
Stay by Kygo ft. Maty Noyes
How do you make the world a better place?
I am a vegetarian who is very conscious about how what I eat greatly impacts the environment and people all over the world. I am a big animal rights activist and only wear products that are vegan and do not ever test on animals. I think by making small contributions in your daily life you can help change the world for the better.
What is your favorite place to escape?
Camping by a lake anywhere in BC
What’s one thing in your life that make you feel strong?
The people around me who love me and always are there to support me
If you had one day left to live, what would you do first?
Rescue a dog…okay dogs…and take them hiking and swimming all over North Van
Who is the one person on Earth that knows you the best?
My sister Jessica, but honestly every one of my friends knows me ☺
What is your favorite physical attribute about yourself?
My crazy red hair
What is your favorite non-physical attribute about yourself?
My sense of humour
Who inspires you?
My friends who are always pushing themselves to be better
What’s something you’ve never done, but always wanted to?
Fallen in love
What was the last thing that made you cry?
Hearing the Yulin dog meat festival was happening this year despite all the protests
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
What’s your favorite joke?
A fish swims into a wall. Dam.
What gives your life meaning?
Being surrounded by people I love and rescuing animals
What inspires you to be better?
Seeing people fighting to make a change they think will make the world a better place
There are two types of people in the world… what are those two types?
Compassionate and cruel
As you get older, what are you becoming more afraid of?
The state of our climate and local environments, especially for future generations
What do you take for granted?
Living being surrounded by mountains and water and having the right to education and equality
What makes a good life?
Love, laughter and animals
What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?
Figure out a way to manage your stress, start doing yoga and freaking learn how to manage money
What are the top three things you want to accomplish before you die?
Fall in love, start a family, save as many animals as possible
What is your favourite quote?
“Not all those who wander are lost”