Cheerfully Imperfect exists to give us a place to share our journey of intentional living. We always yearned for more than a day-to-day existence of 9-5 jobs and household chores. We recognized that life isn’t perfect and that there is a joy to be had in the fact that it isn’t. This led us on a crazy journey of converting a school bus into a travelling tiny home. We spent 18 months traveling the United States and Canada, homeschooling on the road and diving into adventure, head first. We painted the picture of what we wanted our family’s life to look like, not simply going with the flow.
That being said, you will see a lot of different topics here. We talk about our adventures and travels as well as the ordinary things that are part of this amazing thing called LIFE. We don’t update this blog as often as we do our instagram, so for everything current, please visit us there!
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Our story is both ordinary and unique. We fell in love when we were in our teens, before we really knew what love was. We met on a trip to the Philippines in 1997, but because Justin was from Canada and Kirsten was from Texas, our romance was unable to progress in the usual way.
After 3 years of a long distance relationship, we got married and moved to the Yukon. The last 15 years have been an amazing adventure living in both Canada and Texas, but now we have 4 children and college degrees under our belt.
We laugh when we look back at how young we were when we got married and feel lucky that we managed to find each other and survive both the difficult and the divine of marriage. It certainly hasn’t been all roses, but we have learned so much by growing up together. We are very different and like a hurricane and a mountain our strengths are also different, but together we can face anything life throws at us.
Justin McCormick was born in Fort Nelson B.C and grew up in the Yukon Territories.
He earned a BFA in Design Communication at Texas A&M Commerce, and works as
an Art Director at an Ad agency in Dallas Texas. His personal portfolio of work can be found here.
Kirsten McCormick was born in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas.
She earned her BA in Vocal Performance at the University of Texas Arlington. She currently works
as an essential oil educator, teaching classes both in person and online. She is also the choir
director at United Methodist in Arlington, Texas where she sings and puts on fabulous musical theater.
She spends the rest of her time homeschooling her 4 children and scheming adventure.