Your midweek reminder that you are tough. Even though you might not feel like it, one day you will look back at the you that is today – the one wearing your holy sweatshirt, and worn out slippers, curled up and not sure you can handle this anymore – and you will be proud of yourself, because you are tough. Life didn’t get you yet. You kept going when the only place that you felt safe was under the weight of a your blanket. You put on the smile that didn’t reach your eyes and made dinner for your kids and have them the cuddles that you needed even more than they did. You will look at this you and think “holy fracking Hannah! I did it. I got here. I am still here!!!” Life is tough, but so are you. And until you feel proud of yourself, I’ll be over here handling it for you, and cheering you on.
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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