Each month, we feature interviews and stories from successful women from all over Canada. These women have taken the time to look back on their younger
years and share their memories, lessons and strategies for sparkling to the maximum. We hope her words comfort and inspire you. Just remember, if she can do it, so can you.
This months Sparkle Spotlight is…. Brandee Bublé
Brandee Bublé grew up in Burnaby, B.C. with her big brother Michael (Yep, you know…. Michael Bublé) and little sister, Crystal. The daughter of a fisherman, as a child Brandee spent many summers aboard her father’s boat where she had plenty of time to let her imagination run wild about all the creatures that surrounded her. Brandee taught children with special needs for eight great years, where she discovered she loved writing fun stories to keep her students engaged, often communicating with them through rhyme.
Married to her high school sweetheart, Brandee is a stay at home mom to two awesome kids, O’Shae and Jayde. She is crazy about her family and absolutely loves the ocean and can be found most sunny days on her boat with her family and friends.
O’Shae The Octopus & Jayde The Jaybird are the first two books in her One of a Kind book series.
Can you remember how you felt about yourself when you were a preteen/young teenager? When I was a preteen, I remember feeling a little insecure, because I developed quite early. I remember feeling embarrassed of my body, because it was fuller, & definitely more developed than most of my friends.
What were your biggest challenges you faced at that age? I constantly compared myself to all the other girls my age.
What do you know now that you wish you knew then? If I could go back in time, I would embrace my body! It was wonderful, hips & boobs & all! I would tell myself that just because I may not have been the same size as a lot of the other girls my age, it didn’t make me any less important then any of them!
What is your sparkle tip? Like I tell my children, believe in yourself, no matter what! If you believe in yourself, others will too. Embrace what makes you YOU!
To learn more about Brandee or to purchase one of her fabulous books visit her website at: www.brandeebuble.com