Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday's Tunes

Another snowy day here in Halifax. I feel like we've gotten dumped on the past two weeks. I actually like snow - but only if I don't have anywhere to go. I'm off today, but I have  a doctor's appointment this afternoon that I've already postponed once. Hopefully by lunch time the plows will have been out and about and the driving won't be too bad.

Leslyn's Lovely Life

I know I said for Tunes Tuesday this week I'd bring you a new song, and I kind of am... This version of True Colours was released on November 12, 2012 - the start of "National Bullying Awareness Week" in Canada. It features a number of Canadian performers. 100% of the proceeds for an iTunes purchase of True Colours will go to Kids Help Phone.

When I was in 6th grade I was bullied at school. Luckily, I had an amazing family and friends from my ringette team to get me through. It sucked (it sucked a lot) but it was nothing like what kids and teens experience now. And, what's even worse, is that as I look back at 8th and 9th grade I realize I was the bully. We had one girl in our class that we totally alienated. We had 16 people in our class, and most weekends there were 15 of us in my parents basement. It makes me cringe when I think about it. I'm sorry Emma.


  1. I think it's good that you can look back and see that what you did was wrong. Is there any way you can contact her now and tell her you're sorry? I know that I would appreciate that a lot if my previous bullies did that for me.. even if I've managed to move on, that would mean a lot.

  2. I hear ya about the snow...I love it as long as I don't have to leave the house! haha

    I was also bullied in grade school (mostly 6th through 8th grade)...it sucked, but I can't even imagine how much harder it is for kids these days with the internet and all. It must be so terrible.