Hi and thank you for checking out my blog space. Some of you may have checked out this space before and will notice a few changes, but the idea behind the blog is still the same. This is a space where I’ll share parts of my life in northern Alberta with you, from baking adventures, to DIY projects, and stories about everyday life.
Now for a bit about how I got here…
I grew up in the small town of Orono, Ont. about an hour east of Toronto. I went to a small Christian high school, where I met some of the most wonderful people I know. When it came time for me to take off and go to school I chose the University of Guelph-Humber.
At the end of four years I graduated with distinction with an honours bachelor of applied arts in media studies and a diploma in journalism. It sounds like a lot, but at the end of four years I can honestly say that I’m not sure where those four years went.
Then, after completing a short work placement in Sarnia and Chatham, Ont. I was offered a job in Grimshaw, Alta., as the reporter/photographer at the Mile Zero News owned by Mackenzie Report Inc. (check out the website at www.mrnews.ca). It was a big move and I might have been a little crazy to pack up my entire life in my small car and drive across the country, but I can honestly say I’ve received nothing but positive feedback and blessings as a result of my leap of faith.
More than five years later I am now the editor of the Mile Zero News and The Banner Post, married to a wonderful man with whom I have two beautiful boys.
In this space you will find entertaining little stories I would normally tell my distant family and friends in person. Also, from time to time I’ll share a news article that has made me think a little deeper and pictures that have made me smile a little bigger.
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