A little bit about my life’s journey…so far.
I photograph and write about nature, place, quiet inspirations, and being human.
I am made by love and transformed by loss. I bring all that pain and joy forward into the life I’m creating now.
I’ve been shaped by the landscapes where I’ve lived: Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, Washington, British Columbia, and Alberta.
Travel has stirred my soul. I’ve climbed a pyramid in Egypt, watched an eclipse moon rise over Crete, and walked two Camino pilgrimage trails in Spain.
Now I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, filling my senses with west coast beauty.
I’m a lifelong, curious, experiential learner. I studied briefly at university, but do not have a degree. In my nonprofit life, I earned the niche professional designations CAE and C.Mgr. But I learn best by taking a risk, and following my heart.
My online writing space, A Golden Hour, was born on October 2, 2014. Read my first post I Am Here.
- Federation of BC Writers
- Victoria Writers’ Society
- Royal City Literary Arts Society
- Haiku Canada
- And of course, Planet Earth
I would like to acknowledge the traditional unceded lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen/Songhees) People, where I live and create. Growing up as an immigrant in Victoria, I never heard the traditional names of the territories. I endeavour now to learn of the Lekwungen/Songheess People’s culture, struggles, and wisdom. I often walk through míqәn (Beacon Hill) where I, too, am “warmed by the sun.” In offering this land acknowledgment, I affirm their history, experiences, spirit, and knowledge.