It's been two weeks since my last blog, since my life changed forever, and since my beautiful town of Fort McMurray was evacuated due to a wildfire they have called the "Beast."
Homes have been lost, lives have been shaken, but one thing remains: the indomitable spirit of the Fort Mac community.
I, like most evacuees, struggled to make sense of it all. I personally gave myself permission to fall apart, to feel the feelings, and to mourn the situation. Everyone must deal with stress and tragedy in their own way, and as long as everyone gives themselves the opportunity to do so, it's all healthy.
But there comes a point in that process where it is time to pick up the pieces and start to rebuild. And although we cannot return to #YMM just yet, there is plenty of rebuilding to be done internally, to heal these broken hearts of ours.
I figured it was time to break my silence, and share from my heart what I believe we must do next. I've given a little pep talk below so that we can reclaim our power, heal our hearts, and find happiness in the most grim of situations.
For a quick recap of the video:
I'm so looking forward to connecting with you all, and I hope you'll send me some messages, because it would give me something to focus my attention on too.
At the end of the day, we are all in this together, and I look forward to the day we return home and rebuild Fort McMurray bigger and better than ever.
I'm sending you all my love, courage and peace,