Reflecting on 2019 and setting goals for 2020.
Embarking on a new adventure.
Life is full of tough decisions. After 4.5 years working in marketing at a large global agriculture company, I recently made the decision to pursue another opportunity. The decision didn't come easy, but sometimes you have to take a risk and seize a new opportunity. So I'm excited to share that I will now be working with... Continue Reading →
Doing more in 2016
After a challenging 2015, both personally and professionally, I've decided to make some changes in the New Year. I've never been a fan of New Years resolutions so instead I'll call them goals - I believe setting goals is important as it gives us something to strive for. 2016 Goals Travel more… for pleasure. This past... Continue Reading →
Summing up a challenging first half
It's June 23, 2014. As we approach the mid-year mark, I find myself reflecting on the first half of 2014. If I wanted to sum up this time in my life in one word, I'd choose "challenging." For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, you've probably noticed that I've been unusually... Continue Reading →
Advancing Women in Agriculture: Key Takeaways
80% of life is showing up. As an introvert I sometimes struggle with this. I'll admit there are times when I'd rather just stay home. But I force myself to go (show up) and I never regret it. Last week I had the privilege of attending the first Advancing Women: Life Skills for Leadership -... Continue Reading →
#WeAreWinter: This About Sums Up Canada
The hashtag WeAreWinter has been trending on Twitter in Canada during the recent Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A Mexican friend, who moved to Canada a couple years ago, recently said she's noticed that Canada seems to have about two or three months of summer and the rest of the year is winter. Yeah,... Continue Reading →
A Farm Girl Does Vegas
This Christmas we decided to head south to warmer weather for awhile rather than hunkering down in cold and snowy Canada. Our first stop was the sunny desert city of Las Vegas, Nevada. From there we drove to Phoenix, travelling along Route 66 and making a pit stop at the Grand Canyon. If you missed... Continue Reading →
Connecting Farmers and Consumers: Less Telling, More Asking
Earlier this week I read a great blog post written by ag journalist Holly Spangler. She shared Five Things Farmers Need to Know about Consumers on the Farm Progress Prairie Farmer blog. Read her post here. Point No. 4 resonated with me. Holly says, "We need to be less about 'telling our story,' and more... Continue Reading →
Life’s a long and winding ride. Better have the right one by your side.
Today is a special day. Today my parents celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. 40 years. Wow, that's a long time to be married to the same person. That requires a special kind of love. In today's world, 40 years is an accomplishment and something to be celebrated. Actually 30 years, even 20 or 10 years,... Continue Reading →
Turning Customers into Friends
Growing up in my part of the Canadian Prairies there weren't any Hutterite colonies in the area. There were some further away. Therefore I was aware of Hutterites but didn't know that much about them. For those of you who are not familiar with Hutterites, they are a communal people, living on hundreds of scattered colonies... Continue Reading →