Mary Forwell, British Columbia
Although originally from Ontario, I always knew I was going to end up in B.C. When I was 25 years old I took myself on my first ‘real’ vacation to Cuba and did not want to come back to my life as a Dental Assistant. I wanted a ‘Life Break’. I wanted to do something fun and experience something new. I had learned how to snowboard the year previous and decided that I wanted to be a snowboarder and ‘get good fast’. I figured the best way to do this was to apply to ALL the resorts in BC, so I could just work and ride. It is 11 years later, I’m still in BC, and experiencing something fun and something new all the time. I’ve lived in and have snowboarded all over the South Eastern region of British Columbia including, Invermere, Nelson, Big White, Greenwood, and soon to be Revelstoke. I’ve learned how to make glass beads, become a Snowboard Instructor, worked as a Landscaper and Gardener, and attended College for Classroom and Community Support Worker with employment as an Educational Assistant for the past three years. I am constantly looking for new and fun things to add to my life and being a Writer is just another fun and new thing for me to experience. I have always been a writer, but without the outlet and without the inspiration. This is a great platform for expression and I look forward to what it will add to my journey thus far.