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November 27, 2016 | by Joy Wirta

If you read the blogs from the start you will remember that I mentioned I would express my thoughts and travels of my new journey. So today is a bit off track from my usual grief and loss notations.\r\nIf there has been anything I have personally gained from my experiences is that there are many women (and men also) but my main focus is on the women today, that have all made a change in their lives may it have been a career change, volunteer, new venture, or role based on a personal choice or event that led them to take another path. It never ceases to amaze me the women I speak with or meet via another introduction, where the individual has made a difference or working towards change. It may not always be on a professional level, it could be personal also. It may be a simple act of kindness helping mom or dad move into a better living environment knowing that it will make their lives much safer but your just became a little more challenging. I have family who have had an altering life change with a spouse having a stroke at a young age, but instead of sitting back and accepting as is focused on what was important and initiated change in our world with remarkable success, and is an inspiration to many. There is a personal friend whom I do not see as much as I would love too as we did in our early hockey years, but today she is still active in a role what was for many years male set, she is achieved goals set out in our early years, and continues today to make hockey a better place in Northern Ontario and Ontario. With an accident years ago personally with a spouse, another family member seen a need in our community and she also has made a great impact in health care here in the North and has broaden her scope. And these women our just within my personal circle, if I look outside of this circle, I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing women in our community here alone, from women who have started their own companies and services, that are dedicated in making a change in the way business is perceived with women as a front runner. From Public Relations, Public Speaking to Media Coaching, Magazine Editors, Consulting, and women who are fighting change in a community to keep their business alive and well, or have had a tragic event in their own personal life and is making an impact on the safety and awareness of others. At the end of the day we all have made a choice to make change, if it was a result of a life altering event, which we decided to take a negative and make it a positive or a focus on a change itself. Regardless we all have a story to tell as why we do what we do. I encourage change, I embrace the novelty that we as one can make a greater impact on community. Kuddos to all those out there that help make a difference, from the moms volunteering at your children’s school or event, sports club, to those volunteers who give day in and day out to a special organization that is dear too your heart, to the professional women that are scaling at making a change. You all are my inspiration as to why I continue to do what I do, each and every one has given me something but taken nothing in return. Thank You to all the amazing women out there. Till next time…….\r\n\r\n

Author

Joy Wirta

Owner of Dragonfly

Joy Wirta is a lifetime resident of the Sudbury Area, where she was born and raised her family. She has been involved as a volunteer for over 20 years serving on many committees and boards across the region.

Employed with over a decade of service with Canada Revenue Agency, she holds to great value confidentiality and privacy.

After dealing with personal losses herself, she recognized a need for a support program within our community to deal with the affairs after a family has said their final goodbyes.