I'm British, my husband Ronan is French, and our daughter Margot was born in July 2010. I like doing sport, reading, writing and daydreaming; my husband likes watching sport, talking, socialising with friends, but it seems to balance out :)
Margot's personality seems somewhere in between.
We've travelled and lived in lots of different places and I still struggle to juggle the yearning for roots/routine with the knowledge that there's so much out there to see still.
As for a "life motto", I think wisdom is incremental, but I haven't found much yet that counters the well-known, "life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone: kindness in another's trouble, courage in your own."