If you know me and my company, Steward Wise, you might be wondering, what the heck happened to Andrea?

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from the usual circuits of the Canadian recycling & stewardship world. (In fact, Ontarians don’t even call it stewardship anymore, but that’s another blog post…)

So what have I been up to? Lots of things! I went to Australia and spoke at the International Stewardship Conference in 2018. I took a job at Walmart Canada. I left that job, and opted to take a break.  I worked at a garden center. I traveled to the Netherlands. I grew my own cut-flower garden, from seed, might I add.

In fact, I’m calling it the gardening sabbatical. Or my mini-retirement.  We all need a break sometimes.

It has been an incredibly refreshing six months. I’ve learned a lot about myself, entrepreneurship, patience, and yes, perennials too.

I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped me along the way or given me the opportunity to work with you.

Let’s keep the journey going.

– A