Happy Father’s Day! This is my dad. Growing up, he taught me so many things that make me who I am today. If you are going to do something, do your best. Be tenacious. Set a goal. Dream big. Do not burn bridges. Be diplomatic, but do not deviate from your beliefs. Laugh loudly. Keep your family close. There is no limit to what you can achieve. Work hard. Work harder than that. Setting a low bar may be achievable, but setting a high bar and pulling yourself over it is so much more gratifying. Be proud of yourself. Own your weird. Do good. Be good. Be generous. Love hard. Just because you are paranoid does not mean they aren’t out to get you. Read ALL the time. Take notes. Ask questions. Toot your own horn. Toot everyone’s horns. Show up. Run late (ok, so maybe that is not one of the BEST qualities that I picked up from him…). Rest when you need it, but push through as far as you can first. Never, ever, ever say an unkind word against your spouse. That a wise man once said…
Thank you, Daddy, for being the wise man. Love you so much. ❤️
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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