Amy of Keep Your Head Up has had a busy year – a year of upheaval, and a year of change. Some has been good – her young daughter is another year older, and gets smarter, stronger, and sassier all the time. Plus, she’s completed most of her new university degree – going back has been sometimes hard, sometimes tiring, but most of all, brave and bold. Soon she’ll be able to stop juggling school, parenting, and work and focus on her dream of getting deeper into politics.
Some of the change, however, has been tough. She lost her father last year, a respected professor at Carleton. Although father and daughter had many ups and downs over the years, he loomed large in her life and Amy misses the chance to debate politics and to share her goals and progress with him. With her now attending Carleton herself, there’s daily reminders of her father, some happy, some sad, some bittersweet. Her journey through grief – at the same time as she tries to find a life balance – has made for compelling reading on her blog, as she explores her life with a raw, honest, and tender voice. As Amy learns to deal with life, so do we all.
Come and Hear Amy as she opens her heart to love, life, and loss at this year’s Blog Out Loud.