10 Days to go and I’m Ready… Figuratively Speaking!

Ten days. Yikes! Only ten more days! Ten more days on Canadian soil before Ryan and I hop on an airplane and begin our (roughly) 30-hour journey to Kigali, Rwanda! I can hardly believe how quickly it is coming up… and even more the point, I can hardly believe that I haven’t started packing or … Continue reading 10 Days to go and I’m Ready… Figuratively Speaking!

Piecing it Together, One Day at a Time

I have some pretty wonderful friends. Yesterday, when I arrived at work, I found this sitting on my desk: What a perfect gift, combining two of my favorite things in life! Puzzles, and kittens! I can’t wait to break it open and start working on it… the problem is that I just started a different … Continue reading Piecing it Together, One Day at a Time

I Didn’t Just Survive… I Grew!

Today is a great day! I am at home, finally enjoying some rest and relaxation after an insanely busy week. Yesterday’s event was a huge success, and I feel like breathing a giant sigh of relief—relief that it went well, relief that it was well attended (by nearly 400 people), and relief that it is … Continue reading I Didn’t Just Survive… I Grew!

Looking Back and Moving Forward

I started Braver Than Before just over one month ago and it has been an absolutely amazing journey! Since my first post, braverthanbefore.com has been viewed over 6500 times by people in 50 countries around the globe! I am utterly humbled and so deeply honoured by these statistics. When I started out on this venture, … Continue reading Looking Back and Moving Forward

Life Lessons: Jigsaw Puzzle Edition

Ryan and I have really gotten into jigsaw puzzles this year. We’ve always enjoyed them—in fact, we spent a few hours working on a puzzle together during one of our first dates ever. But since then, the only times we have done any puzzling has been each year at Christmastime with Ryan’s Grandma or my … Continue reading Life Lessons: Jigsaw Puzzle Edition