Today is National Aboriginal Day. It is a day that is so full of spirit, so full of joy, and that holds a very special place in my life and heart. Three years ago, on a whim, I headed to northern Alberta to teach on a First Nations reserve. In Fox Lake, I found myself in an extremely isolated area of Canada with limited access to groceries, without malls or coffee shops, and (*shock*) without cell phone service. I lived surrounded by pure nature. A vast birch tree forest, a river rich in red clay, wild horses in my backyard, and a sky full of northern lights. This was my reality- a part of Canada that has been touched by so few. Continue reading
There are times in your life, when things- quotes, movies, people… or books- find you at the exact right moment. A moment of fate. A life changing second. A “meant-to-be” instance. This book did that. It found me, exactly when I needed it to.
I have tried to read many books about finding my creativity, about finding my passions, about finding myself. If I am honest, I admit that I struggled in reading those books. I skimmed through them, I let them sit around until they had to be returned, and I rarely finished reading them. It was tough, you know?