THE BEGINNING

It's 12:13 a.m. and I can now officially celebrate a new beginning. 

  1. Because it's my birthday today
  2. Because I have never really blogged. Oh wait, does Nexopia count? (Yes, I just said that, and yes I am growing older.)

If you know me, you are familiar with the fact that in the past five months or so I have faced some tough choices. One in particular that ultimately drove me to seriously detour from the person I have known myself to be. 

And well, if you don't know me, all I will say is that I took a leap at a time where I felt I had hit rock bottom but now, I have surfaced anew.

Today marks the beginning of something exciting. 

Que, the announcement– I started a new job at the Okanagan Advertiser, a weekly newspaper in Armstrong B.C.
The paper serves residents of Enderby, Spallumcheen and Armstrong in the North Okanagan.

This job is an opportunity for me to commit to a greater purpose than just being a writer or a photographer in the Okanagan. It's the chance for me to share the stories of the people and places I get to know throughout this journey. 

Some of you may be reading this and thinking, what the heck is that BS?! Armstrong is puny AF.
What even is a Spallumcheen... Or maybe you think Armstrong is lamesauce compared to Kelowna, and to that I say...

Stick around and maybe you'll gain a new perspective.

 

Andrew, 8, poses for a portrait while playing in the water at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Centre in Armstrong on Aug. 8, 2019. Andrew and his mom, Gaby, are residents of Vernon but visit the outdoor pool often.

Andrew, 8, poses for a portrait while playing in the water at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation Centre in Armstrong on Aug. 8, 2019. Andrew and his mom, Gaby, are residents of Vernon but visit the outdoor pool often.

Ted Dekker poses for a portrait as he cools off on a hot summer day with a chocolate ice-cream cone at the Deep Creek General Store on Aug. 8, 2019. Dekker, a resident of Spallumcheen, has worked at the Kindale Development Association for the past 14 years.

Ted Dekker poses for a portrait as he cools off on a hot summer day with a chocolate ice-cream cone at the Deep Creek General Store on Aug. 8, 2019. Dekker, a resident of Spallumcheen, has worked at the Kindale Development Association for the past 14 years.