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April 18, 2013
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Wistful – definition: a feeling of or showing a timid desire or longing

Firstly apologies for the late post, I was struggling with this one.

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I am a true Gemini. How do I know this? I can be quiet and reserved when I feel the people around me are ‘better’ or I’m just feeling  plain old out of my depth for whatever reason. Conversely I can also be hands on, confident and vocal. Yesterday I was the quiet one until I found a kindred artistic soul among the throng of councilors and dignitaries.

Where was I? At the 2013 State of the County Address in Strathcona County as an invited guest. Fancy I know. The reason? I assisted with creating the Council’s new Vision Statement, which was revealed in all its glory yesterday. I had to keep it a secret for months! This is a real bonus to my freelance portfolio.

The kindred soul? Was actually the Director of Crime Stoppers and after we discussed my obsession with writing I was able to give her some encouragement and ideas for pursuing her painting in a more ‘hands on’ manner.  I suggested she got involved with an association or group and have relief from a job that has some terrifying and brutal events to handle.

We all wish we could do what we love the most all the time – a longing that some make happen. It is my plan to write full time so I will research options and read about those people who made the hard choices to pursue their dreams. I certainly do not think it will be easy but the satisfaction of making my dream come true will be worth it.

At the County Address we were treated to a wonderful lunch and Mayor Linda Osinchuk spoke for quite some time on the uniqueness of Strathcona County. The future holds a lot of promise for the third largest municipality in Canada. To be honest I feel very lucky to live here and am quietly confident I will ‘grow’ along with the new and exciting changes that are planned. Every aspect of life is catered for in Strathcona from work to retail to recreational and many more.

I will share the Vision once it is officially placed on the Council website. Watch this space!

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