I am a not quite middle aged communications professional living in Ottawa. A life-long learner with diverse interests – from cooking and reading to shopping and finder of cute things. My career has been varied as I have worked in many sectors: not-for-profit, post-secondary administration, public affairs, communications, nuclear and the public service. I have a keen interest in relationships, leadership and managing people and am a sucker for farmers markets and all things pottery. An avid volunteer and crazy cat lady in the making, this blog is to be a space where I can put “pen to paper” some of my thoughts and ideas and lessons I’ve learned along the way.