I'm a small town girl from Deep River, Ontario who moved to Ottawa in 2003 for what would be an unexpected and exhilarating start to my career.
For almost a decade, I was fortunate to serve some of the most interesting and dedicated Canadians including the Ministers of Justice, Agriculture & Agri-Food, International Development, Employment and Social Development, and Minister of State for Finance. I played a very small role in a formidable conservative evolution in Canada. With the election of a new government, many people – those informed and those much less so - will begin debating the Conservative legacy. For my part, I hope that I gave to Canada as much as it gave to me.
What is clear at this point is that the days of early staff meetings, media deadlines, high-strung politicians, blackberries, and airline status are over. Make no mistake, I’m pretty pleased about that. Having just turned 31 years old, I'm planning to start my next decade with a bang. I'm seeking adventure and some peace while I travel the world and figure out what I want to do next.
This blog will aptly recount the open doors of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia - both physically and figuratively. I suspect there could be a few detours along the way as well.
Only time, and this blog, will tell.