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Belonging: What Does it Mean to You?

I am not usually one to enter contests but CBC Books – Canada Writes had a challenge to write a 500 word true story about Belonging. I mulled it over thinking it was a blind contest and submitted my entry. I was surprised to discover that Canada Writes had posted all of the entries on their website in a gallery showcasing all of the contestants stories.


I was humbled to read so many beautiful entries from across Canada sharing their thoughts and experiences on Belonging. If you have time this weekend I would love it if you would take the time to read my small contribution to a beautiful mosaic of Canadian voices.

“The Imperfect Harmony of Belonging”  is about the discovery that this fish out of water has always belonged but it took the courage to recognize that nothing in life is perfect.  We all have moments we want to hit those high notes but all that comes out is a warble.  It is finding the right people who accept your warble and keep singing with you that rest in the spirit of belonging.

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

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  1. well done! I am sometimes glad that my little blog has never become a Big Thing – that way I can still quite easily leave it for a spell and go enjoy my life. However, I do feel like I belong much more in my online community, than I do in my real life: in some ways. I guess other Bloggers/Writers “Get Me” – whereas my real life friends and family just basically shake their heads and never quite understand my being here at all.

    1. Thanks! It is a funny thing isn’ it! It is even better when the two worlds collide and have been thrilled to meet some blogging friends in real life. I enjoy connecting with so many people from blogging and have made some great friends a long the way. Also, there is a fine balance to it because it is important not to ignore the other relationships that are sitting in front of you.

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