Welcome to KMS Outdoors

This is it! We are finally here. Three years after making the decision to leave the world of finance and accounting and a year after finishing the Outdoor Adventure Naturalist program at Algonquin College, I am pleased to introduce you to KMS Outdoors.

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Shoes and Bags

This afternoon I attended the funeral for a woman who lived a good, long 96 years on this earth. I listened to her granddaughter, a dear friend of mine, fondly remember how her grandmother was to blame for her love of shoes and bags. I mentioned this to my husband hours later over pints of Barking Squirrel and a plate of pulled pork nachos.

“Don’t all women love shoes and bags to some degree?”

“Sure, I suppose,” I said. “My love may have shifted a bit in the last little while.”

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Career Changes

Twenty-eight months ago I had a vague feeling that I needed to be working at something other than finance in a financial services firm.  Twenty-eight months.  That’s all.  It feels like eons ago.

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I took five months off to travel, study, network, see if I could bring any sort of shape to that vague feeling.  It felt virtually impossible to know what else was out there in terms of careers when I had been doing more or less similar work for eleven years.  As my “find myself” nest egg ran out, an old Boston College classmate dropped a Chief Financial Officer opportunity in my lap.  With his introduction smoothing the way, the role was mine to win or lose.  “I’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to be CFO,” I thought to myself as I accepted an offer of employment.

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