Sunday, September 19, 2010


It's been awhile and alot has happened!

I attended a networking/speed mentoring event for Canadian Women in Communications in Toronto. I just happened to visit their site and found the event was just days away. I took the train and met a friend in the big city, whom I had worked with in London, and she wanted to attend too!

Armed with my Timmies and my best smile...

I had some time between getting off the train and meeting my friend, so I had created my own business card in PDF format at home... sent it to myself... and stopped in at the closest Kinkos to print a few up to pass around.

The way it worked was, you were seated at a table with at least two "mentors". They were women on the board of CWC, all of whom had reached a lofty tier in their respective mediums. You got 20 min at the table and then had to move to another one.

We were a bit late so didn't have a choice on seat placement. That was okay, there were all sorts of interesting women there from all manner of emerging and tried and true industries.

I felt like it was an out of body experience! I asked questions and created conversation that seemed to come not from me, but from some cosmic force. I'm not kidding! I felt like I was in my element and it was breathtaking! My friend said she thought alot of the attendees thought I WAS a mentor!

The last few moments, I spoke with the head of talent development with the CBC, Eva Czigler. As you may guess, she was swarmed by people, but we shared a few words then she had to go. It was a fabulous feeling to just be courageous and confident enough to put some ideas forward without the regard for what others thought. I have a renewed drive, one I haven't felt in myself in several years!

Met with friends afterward to finish off the day!

I followed up with Ms Czigler with an e-mail, some pointed questions and my resume and headshot. She responded by asking if I wanted to meet her for coffee in Toronto! I couldn't believe it! Of course, it's no promise of anything but it certainly bolsters one's confidence! One who was walked out the door just over two weeks ago!

I have not let a negative thought enter my mind! I bought a new outfit, winter coat and some comfy shoes. I bought another train ticket and found someone to take care of Lola again, so lucky to have my dog-sitter!

Again, the universe has opened up to new possibilities, and I am SO ready!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wide Open

Sometimes the universe cracks your world open so that better things can rush in. If you resist it, you miss out on the good stuff.

That's why when I was told a week ago my radio talk show was cancelled, I came home and thought about all the time I have now to pursue my dreams and ideas! My regular girls' night girls, I didn't tell till the last minute, so they wouldn't back out. I had a bottle of champagne in the fridge and with all the enthusiasm of a little kid, I toasted the start of the next big adventure with two of the wonderful women I adore!

What has happened since has been nothing short of a miracle. I know this is the height of mystical events, because at every turn, there seems to crop up an eerie "order" if you will, filled with cosmic coincidences!

The e-mails flooded in, phone calls, kind words from strangers I had never met!

Colleagues checking in to make sure I was okay.

My attitude has been upbeat! I was offered some freelance writing! I am going to a networking event in Toronto! I have some ideas I think I may be able to move forward... I had signed up before this happened for a conversational French course and I am loving it! Everything is falling into place and that job had to end for that to happen. I believe that with every ounce of my being!

I am portable! Lola can go anywhere with me! If I had still been in my former relationship, his stress alone would have killed my spirit. It damn near!

Onward and upward!

I am pregnant with promise! Yes, WITH PROMISE!