A Little About Me

Karin Hedetniemi
  • Royal City Literary Arts Society 🇨🇦
  • Victoria Writers’ Society 🇨🇦
  • Haiku Canada 🇨🇦
  • Haiku Society of America 🇺🇸

A little bit about my life’s journey…so far.

I walk, photograph, and write about quiet, soulful things: nature, place, a sense of wonder, loss, living forward, being human.


I’ve been shaped by the landscapes where I’ve lived and travelled. I have midwestern roots, a prairie heart, and a seaside soul.

Currently I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, filling my senses with west coast beauty.

Work Life

I’m a lifelong, curious, experiential learner. I’ve taken risks, experimented, given my whole heart to many different roles.

Writing has always been my one, true passion.

Published Works

In addition to this blog, you can read my recently published writing portfolio and view my published photography.

Land Acknowledgment

I would like to acknowledge the traditional unceded lands of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen/Songhees) People, where I live, dream, and create. Growing up in Victoria, I never heard the traditional names of the territories. I endeavour now to learn of the Lekwungen/Songhees 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 the Lekwungen/Songhees People’s history, experiences, spirit, and knowledge.

Be brave, kind, and true.