Welcome to my blog and thank you for taking time out of your busy life to come check it out!
My name is Michèle, and I am a 30-something year old from Ottawa, Canada. I am trained as a Nurse Practitioner, but I am also a blogger, a dancer, a daughter, a friend, a puzzle-lover, a neature enthusiast, a craft beer connoisseur and many, many more things.
Being a nurse has been the primary way in which I conceptualized my identity in my 20s. However in early 2019, I experienced a bit of a breakdown/spiritual awakening which has sent me down quite the winding path.
I created this blog in June 2019 on a whim, although starting up a blog was something I had dreamed (and occasionally talked) about for a number of years. I never had the guts to put myself out there (because who was I to think I had anything of significance to say) and I had no idea what to blog about (again, because who was I kidding – I was no writer!).
This blog quickly became an important part of my life. Originally it was an outlet where it seemed that when I wrote something and published it, the weight of it was released from my shoulders and my heart. It has been a way for me to reflect about the crazy ups and downs of life. It became the first way in which I could connect with others, and it lay the groundwork for me to be able to find connection and vulnerability in my life.
I previously wrote on a monthly-ish basis about the happenings of my life and the stories I narrate in my head (that little voice never shuts up!). But in 2022, I have been taking time away from blogging and spending more time with myself, focusing on being present in my day to day life and present in my relationships.
I am not sure where my blogging will go from here, but it has always been a way for me to make meaning out of my most difficult and painful experiences, and I have always believed it could one day become an even more important project in my life, with an even bigger purpose in the world.
We are all co-creators of our lives, we are all unique and have amazing things to share with the rest of the world. Big or small, our contribution on this Earth matters💜.
So welcome to my blog, my storybook. I open up my heart and aim to be entirely authentic and vulnerable as I share with you, the stories in my head!
With so much love and gratitude,