My goal for 2018 was to not be late for literally everything all of the time. My goal for 2019 was to get Dave through cancer. My goal for 2020 is to learn and deeply understand my financials.
Each of these has been daunting. I spent the first 35 years of my life running late, so I wasn’t sure I could handle it. The cancer diagnosis was the scariest thing I had ever bumped into in my life. And now, figuring out how to manage my money, and to get back on track after a very challenging year, and let’s face it, many years of me having a deep seated fear of dollars and cents. For Christmas, I was given the first two books – The Feminist Financial Handbook, and Broke Millennial – and as of today, have finished them both. Worry-Free Money has been eying me from my bookcase for quite a while now, gathering dust; it is now next on the list. As with anything, the best way for me to learn something is to read everything that I can get my hands on, so this year will be all about the financials.
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.
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