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What does Waboose Mean? I read Sun Bear’s Medicine Wheel: Earth Astrology book years ago and discovered that I’m connected with Waboose, the spirit keeper of the north wind. The Season of Waboose and the North Wind is Winter, and animal totem of Waboose is the White Buffalo. The power of Waboose is acceptance of the necessity of sharing all that has been given you. That meaning really resonates with me.
I am in my early thirties and married to the most wonderful person. My husband proposed to me under an old growth white pine in Algonquin Park during the dead of winter, my favourite season.
All of the experiences I’ve had so far have brought me to this point in life and fostered growth in my interests. My favourite film has always been White Fang. I love watching a good nature documentary and adventure films like Never Cry Wolf – the experience of Farley Mowat.
I lived abroad in London, UK for 18 months on a holiday working visa, lived “off grid” in a hunting camp in Ontario with no running water or electricity during the first year of my marriage, moved to the Yukon for 13 months, spent 2.5 awesome years in Guelph and am now living in Muskoka exploring my surroundings.
Something that is very dear to my heart would be the act of being kind. Kind to one’s self, kind to nature, kind to all living things and kind to other people. We need more kindness in the world.
I am inspired right now by wilderness, the beauty of nature, being behind a lens, the colour blue, my life in the north, writing and outdoor adventures. I’m currently enrolled in a 2-year photography program to develop my skills as a photographer, and employed with Parks Canada as a Photographer. I also do a bit of freelance writing that include pieces for Algonquin Outfitters and Nature Canada.