We are two friends who met on a school field trip when our daughters were in grade two. We started walking regularly on the Bruce Trail, as a way to get fresh air, exercise, and stay connected with each other. Our little girls are now in university, and we’ve put a lot of miles on our hiking shoes. We’ve discussed our daily challenges, identity crises, dinner menus, creative projects, world politics, and everything in between, at least once.
Over the years, we’ve often been joined on our walks by our friends. But it’s not always easy for all of us to get together on the trail. So this blog represents a way to keep the conversation going with friends near and far. Circles widen and life brings changes, but we can still connect with each other and share. We hope our friends will contribute their wisdom and insight so we can all grow together.
A very lucky thing happened early on with the blog, when Laurie’s friend Angela agreed to write some posts on the general theme of creativity. Here’s Angela to tell you about herself:
In 2011 when the blog was launched, Laurie and Elizabeth invited me to
contribute as a guest writer. My name is Angela and I write under the
heading of Creatively Yours. I live in Toronto and have four adult children who are slowly needing me less and less and so I now fill my days with creativity, learning, adventure and giving back. I have always loved the visual arts but recently discovered that I also enjoy writing. Thanks to Laurie and Elizabeth for encouraging me to explore writing as a form of creativity and expression.
So, now we are three! Thanks to our friends who are reading what we write, and commenting when they can. We love to hear from you.
Laurie, Elizabeth and Angela
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The image at the top of our blog is by Flickr user AlbertNL.