It’s amazing that we spend so much of our lives trying to be the people that we think others want us to be, afraid of rejection and afraid to disturb the status quo. Want to know something? If you cannot be yourself, scars and all, with your people, then those are not your people. You cannot grow, and succeed, and fully feel comfortable in your own skin if you cannot even be yourself with your circle of friends. …
To quote Rachel Hollis – you are the 5 people you spend the most time with. What if you are spending most of your time with people you do not want to be? What if these people don’t even know the real you at all? Go out and find your people. Trust me – they are waiting for you. I have found mine, and I could not be more grateful.
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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