52 Weeks!

This post marks the one year mark! 52 weeks and 52 blog posts!

At the end of grade 8, on the very last day, my homeroom teacher who was my science teacher followed me out to my moms car and told her: “you make sure she goes to University!”  I had done very well in school that year – mostly because the situation with grade 8 girls that year was awful.  My sole desire was to stay out of the drama and awkward situations.  What Mr. F said that day has stuck with me ever since.

When I was in college, I worked at a Credit Union as a teller. I walked across the street to the mall one day to eat lunch. As it was a sunny, summer day all the outside tables in the sun were occupied. One of these was a table that had 4 chairs with one man sitting there.  Maybe it was the confidence I had gained living in the Netherlands for the year prior, but I asked him if I could join him.  In Europe, the tables and cafes and pubs are so small, and the population is so large, you just sit with others all the time.  He agreed. We exchanged some small talk, he noted that as I was dressed nicely for my work, and as he worked as a labourer and was dressed appropriately for this work, that I must have been brought up very well to look past the difference.  We then discovered that I went to school with his son.  Small world, and another compliment that has stuck with me.

In one of my Instagram posts this week of an eagle, I shared in the post that when I was younger I would dream I was flying so often.  It feels like a memory, not something of another realm.  I am so thankful to have this memory as it feels like it has been my secret.  It would lift my spirit if I wasn’t sure of my direction in something or life in general.  I would think on this and reflect that it must mean something.

Things like these little stories – the feelings and compliments that I hold on to – they remind me that I am going in the right direction.  I am on my right path, I can trust myself.

This blog and my artwork that I have been doing over the last 52 weeks is something I enjoy and love doing.  It may not be a big deal to anyone else, but I know I am on my right path because of how I feel working on this.  I am excited to show myself what else I can do, I am really looking forward to that!

I have said before, initially I was worried about coming up with something to write about consistently.  I hope for those who have been reading that I have kept your interest!  I would love for you to join me over the next 52 weeks.

Thank you for reading along, I do appreciate it!

With love,


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