Don’t reinvent the wheel, said Anthony J. D’Angelo – just realign it.

Welcome to my realignment!

After over five years of blogging at my community blog McMurray Musings I knew the time had come to make some changes to reflect how much I have grown over those five years. My humble community blog led to work as a freelance writer and then an entire career as a communications and media relations professional – and the time eventually came for me to not only recognize it but take the steps necessary to acknowledge it.

This new site has been created for three reasons: as a way to share my varied freelance work, as a method to put what I’ve learned about communications to work for me personally and as a way to continue to blog, but to expand beyond a community blog and into new topics and subjects that go beyond the place I am so fortunate to call home.

Undoubtedly I will still on occasion write about Fort McMurray, the oil sands and the remarkable people who have chosen this northern community as the place where they live, work and play. In addition I hope to explore even broader themes, stories that stretch far beyond the borders of my city and into the heart of the human experience.

Realignment can be a relief, particularly when the wheels have been out of balance. This fresh beginning is a fundamental realignment of my world with a solid recognition of where I was five years ago, an understanding of who I am now and a vision of where I want to be in the future.

Now that the tires have finally hit the asphalt, the ride feels smooth. The realignment has been a success, and I am ready to drive further down the road,  ready to explore and embrace whatever adventures I find along the way.

I hope you will come along for the journey.


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