Well, people, it will be an exceptionally short blog post today - because I've already written it, but for another website. You see, a couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the super-hot Edmonton website Kikki Planet and asked if I would appear as a guest blogger.
It was a chance to answer some of the recent negative comments coming out of our neighbour to the south, and it was a chance to talk a bit about what makes Fort McMurray great. It was an opportunity to get some things off my chest, things I typically do in this blog, but for another audience - and so I said yes, of course.
I hope I have represented you well, Fort McMurray. I must admit I was more nervous about this piece than anything I've ever written - because I felt I was representing all of you, and not just me. As I wrote I thought about all the people I've met while writing this blog, and during my decade here. I thought about what they might like me to say, and about how we feel about where we live. I thought about my community, and all of you.
So, Fort Mac, I hope you like it. I hope you think it shows who we really are. I'm a little uncomfortable with being designated as a "woman to watch", because I think it's not me who should be watched - it's our community, because, people, we are just getting started. Just watch us.