Tiny, that's me. I got that nickname back in high school and added bumblebee in honour of my beautiful Vespa (which in Italian means "wasp").
A thirty something Italo-Canadian gal, born, raised and living in the beautiful island of Montreal. I hold a Master's in Counselling Psychology, a Career Management Certificate and am also member of l'Ordre des Conseillers/ Conseillères en Orientation du Québec. I work full time as a career guidance counsellor; helping individuals through the uncertainties of significant career changes and job losses. While my psychological tool kit is being used every single day, I have another part of me that screams for attention: my artistic heart.
Music and dance are an important source of inspiration and energy in my life. Photography and mini-videos are part of my daily routine as expressive outlets as well.
I created this blog to give myself a soap box. To help funnel these different interests into one channel while nourishing the last interest: the writing! I am a sucker for poetry, I absolutely love the written word and am proud to say I am author of "A Silent Hero" my first novel. I look forward to other writing projects in the near future!
It is a challenge to invest time in each of these activities while working as a career consultant and squeezing in workouts, hangouts and timeouts! Here I share my thoughts, a glimpse of my life and the possibility of blending both the conventional and the artistic natures into one hybrid soul in hopes to inspire you.
On a more personal note...
I still remember the day I picked up the phone to hear my father say he was at Steve's music store getting me my first drum kit. I was a determined 13-year-old and I quite lost my mind when this happened as my dream was to be a girl drummer, something that is still not quite common today. I took classes and learnt mostly latino beats: bossa nova, naningo, chacha and more but what I love to do most is jam with my father. He plays the accordion and I know his musical repertoire well as I used to hear it all the time growing up. I am very proud to have parents who are always supportive of my goals, especially the less traditional ones. They fostered my creativity and made me realize that when you really want something, discipline, passion and perhaps a little persistence ;) are the keys. It is with that attitude that I seek to learn more about the artistic world as it replenishes my heart, makes me a better career consultant and a better person.
The Beatles are my religion, I am married to the guy I never thought I'd get, my family and friends all own a piece of my heart, and I LOVE chocolate chip cookies avec un bon verre de lait ;) Thank you for reading me!