the cat's outta the bag. i can finally tell people about this incredible honour that i received recently. one of avenue magazine's top 40 under 40 in calgary.
and well, i am posting it here because sometimes i suppose it is ok when private and professional lives collide. and i feel pretty fantastic about it, especially having met some of the other recipients who were wonderfully inspiring.
i had to have the online article revised with a word change because apparently i was one who felt the need to overcome 'diversity!' i know i was nervous when they interviewed me, but i am pretty sure that it was adversity that i think is essential to overcome in order to grow!
my lovely sister was the one who nominated me and i found out back in july that i was going to be recognised and i had to keep quiet until last week when the magazine was released. there was a lovely event to announce the 40 and it was pretty fantastic to spend it with my sister, brother in law, and one of my best friends. and i wore this. and you can't go wrong when you wear betsey.
and i am surprised to see who has come out of the facebook woodwork to express their congratulations and well wishes. i am not complaining in the slightest, but it has been slightly overwhelming, but very reassuring that there are a lot of people behind me even if i don't talk to them regularly. and of course there are those people i do talk to regularly. and they are pretty damn awesome. including my youngest brother who told me that i sounded intelligent. and well, there are very few reassurances stronger than that.
so, there you have it. part of the reason for my silence lately.