I started this blog at the gentle but highly persuasive nudging of my social media angel, Jay Palter. Even though it took a little convincing, I see now that it is something I should have been doing for some time.
Why? Two reasons. First, because as someone who makes their living in communications and PR, it is was time to walk the talk. And second, this blog was the right move because I always have something to say about the good and bad things that are happening around us…. “This is actually happening”.
So on these pages are my thoughts on the events, efforts and ideas that inspire me enough to share. I hope it will encourage them to happen more. And also found here are the experiences, responses and trends that make me cringe or turn me into a little fireball dedicated to ensuring they never happen again.
In my working life, I am grateful to have a small but forceful little communications and PR company, Freestone Communications, in Edmonton, Alberta. It allows me to work with some amazing people on some cool projects.
In the interests of full disclosure, you should know:
I love food. Some days it feels like my life revolves around it.
I am a closet rocker chick and lover of rap music. While I love all kinds of music, especially when it is played loud, my heart belongs to the Foo Fighters, hair bands and Eminem.
Two poli sci degrees + deliberate avoidance of political jobs = political junkie at heart.
While I truly do love my city, province and country and everything they have to offer, nothing gets me excited like exploring new cities and countries, especially their grocery stores and places to eat.
I have the runner’s high locked down. After years of solo running, it doesn’t take much to get in the zone, and I have figured out how to replicate it in the gym too. When I learn how to bottle my sweaty little secret, you will be the first to know.
I am an eternal optimist. I believe that everyone is inherently good and that things always work out exactly as they should. So even when I rant against lazy, idiotic things that are happening in our city, province, country and culture, I really do think my voice will be heard, the sea will part and a new day will come. Seriously though, I do think things can change if you really put your mind, pen and keyboard to it.