Well, well, well! For any Canadian, or any children's book lover for the matter, the name Robert Munsch might ring a bell. He's the beloved author of such books as: Love You Forever, 50 Below Zero, and my personal favourite The Paperbag Princess. He is a prolific writer, and I have been loving him since I was a child.
Well, just a couple of months ago I found out about a story competition. A competition hosted by Scholastic in which three unpublished stories based in communities in Canada vie for the most votes. The winning story will be Robert Munsch's latest publication AND Mr. Munsch himself will go to the community to launch the book.
So, one of the competing towns just happened to be my hometown of Rigolet, Labrador. I voted my little heart out, I told everybody about it (except here, which is totally ridiculous), and blasted it on my facebook at random times. The winner was announced on November 1st. Can you guess what community won? Really, can you??? That's right, little ol' Rigolet took it!! My beautiful hometown of about 350 people will have a children's book published with a story set there. I'm so proud!
Anyway, I really just wanted to boast about my little town, we were competing against some much bigger communities, but really went all out to vote and win this thing. To further give evidence of how small my town is, and just how cool this win is, here is a not-so-great, but completely community encompassing pic. Yup, it is that small:
Ahhhhhh!!!!!! I just don't know what to do. I had an epiphany a while back about what I want to be when I grow up: a natural nutritionist. It was such an aha! moment. I'm passionate about food and its relation to health, and will talk to anybody about it, so this is a pretty natural step.
I even found a school that does it through distance. But, I'm pretty sure that even at 31 years old, I'm not fully grown-up yet. Should I just start school now, and then use it how I will, or should I just wait a few years, as was my original plan?? Or, should I just go ahead and do a starter course that can be done on its own, either for personal knowledge or as a lead-in to the full program? I just can't seem to get around to doing anything. Which leads me to believe that I am not ready. Or, maybe just lazy.
Basically, I just want someone to tell me what to do. That's right, I want total strangers giving me advice on my career path. Anyone??