Category: Autobiography

Obviously

I took my first bow today, my stage the worn, deep rose carpet of First United Church in Waterloo. I bowed three times, once with my fellow soloist and twice with the rest of the Laurier Singers. It felt utterly strange and a little… Continue Reading “Obviously”

What Teaching Has Taught Me about Myself

As long as I taught, I had a reputable career, one people knew how to talk to me about and lauded me for doing. “We need good teachers.” “You’re having such an impact on those young lives.” All of this feedback brings me to the first thing teaching taught me about myself.

Expectations

It’s a heavy word, representing a stringent kind of hope. Expectations reflect a mind choosing a certain set of outcomes and leaving little space for any other possibilities. Expectations can bring excitement and anticipation, but they can also lead to frustration and claustrophobia. Expectations… Continue Reading “Expectations”

A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing

Dear you, There were many ways I was going to start this post. I thought about the angel host and their audacious message to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, peace, good will toward men.” I spent a whole… Continue Reading “A Confession, a Soul Song, and a Blessing”

FINDING IDENTITY: AN EIGHT TRACK

Music symbolizes the cultures that shaped me–my coming of age can be told in eight tracks.