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 year old from Ottawa, Canada. I am formerly 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 for the past decade of my life. 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. It is an outlet where it seems that when I write something and publish it, the weight of it is released from my shoulders and my heart. It has been a way for my to reflect about the crazy ups and down of life. And mostly, it has been a tool that has helped me connect with so many of you out there.
I continue to write 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!).
Eventually, I dream of turning this into so much more. I dream of being a big scale mental health advocate – especially for women, healthcare workers and those living with mental health conditions.
I dream of reaching thousands (maybe millions?😅) of you readers to remind you that you are not alone, to support you, and help you find ways to survive (and hopefully love) this messy ride called life!
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, your 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,