Today I get the privilege of sharing my first ever guest post! It’s an incredible honour to be trusted with Valerie’s story, which she sent to me the day her debut middle grade novel released into the world. I don’t know about you, but… Continue Reading “Reigning Cats & Frogs: The Story Behind the Story”
I wouldn’t actually be completely horrified if you read my journals. I might reserve the ones that cover the last five years or so, simply to respect the other characters that feature inside their covers. And, well, because they might be a bit embarrassing… Continue Reading “Journals: To Read or to Burn?”
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”
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.
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”