A new start

A New Year, a fresh page, a clean slate. 2018 holds so much promise. I am filled with enthusiasm for what the next twelve months may bring. It is time to dust myself off and sprint ahead. As much as I was hoping to ease into 2018, the month of January has not been without

A year in review

We made it! As I entered the month of December I couldn’t help but feel relieved. The end of the year was well and truly upon us. As we decorated our house for my favourite holiday, Christmas, I felt excitement sweep over my entire home. My loved ones and I were enveloped by Christmas cheer.

A month of reflection

November is such a wonderful month. It brings a sense of calm as the end of the year draws close. This year, for me, has been a roller-coaster ride, there have been many ups and some downs, and it has taken a lot of hard work and grit to get through. The month of November

Passing grey clouds

For the past four years I have been steadily chipping away at my Master’s degree in International Development. Over the four years there have been phases where obtaining this degree has proved extraordinarily challenging. One such period was the three weeks after my daughter’s birth. My [...]

The sharing connection

We learn a great deal through our interactions with each other. As we follow our own path and fulfil our own audacious dreams, we learn many lessons along the way. By sharing our stories, our journey and understandings with others, we not only form a stronger community but we enlighten those [...]

Story Time

Stories, stories, so many to tell! August was such a joyful month, I was invited to share some of my favourite stories with incredible children at a number of story time events. I had so much fun, dancing, playing music and yodelling as we read amazing books (I am hoping the children had fun too!).

Make a wish

Who doesn’t like a birthday? I love the month of July because it is filled with birthdays, including my own. I have always enjoyed the ritual of birthdays. My friends often laugh at how excited I get to celebrate becoming another year older (and wiser…I hope). Birthdays offer an opportunity for [...]

A South African Jol

Rhinos and Zebras and Giraffes, Oh My! Last month we journeyed to South Africa! The homeland of my husband and one of the most beautiful destinations in the world (yes, I could be slightly biased). South Africa, as a country, has always fascinated me. It has breath taking landscapes, the [...]


Phew! I feel like I have just run a marathon. It has been one of the most demanding months I have faced in awhile. The month of May was filled with pressure, expectations and what constantly felt like an uphill battle. However, with every grueling month comes the potential for great growth and [...]

Change of Season

Summer, autumn, winter, spring, there is a beauty that each season brings. Experiencing the change of seasons and being able to witness the exquisite transformation that occurs at the cusp of these shifts, is spectacular. Autumn and spring time have always been my favourite seasons, for this [...]