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Writing about issues that are near and dear to my heart, fills me with a sense of responsible importance.


There’s a certain special bond that forms when you’re friends with someone at work. You share all sorts of highs and lows, both physical and emotional when you’re “on the clock”. I can say with absolute certainty and no level of millennial irony deeply entrenched and soaked in seven layers of world-weary cynicism, that the people at Lakewood Cannabis are some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. And that’s saying a lot, considering I tend to hate large swaths of the human population. The LC Team are genuinely special to me and some of the very best in the ganja mercantile business.


Writing about issues that are near and dear to my heart, fills me with a sense of responsible importance. I have a voice and it’s paramount that I use that voice for what matters. It’s also imperative to remember that what my voice says reflects myself and is also influential to others around me. In other words, I was an influencer before it was cool. https://www.lakewoodcannabis.ca/post/counter-or-culture


Being knowledgeable about certain topics absolutely has its perks. Having the gifts I possess, it’s also incumbent upon me to share that very knowledge in a safe, mature, and healthy way, so that others who might be habitually dismissive upon first blush, can become hungrily engaged to learn more. To be well-

studied and versed in all manner of topics will do nothing but bolster your confidence.


Not only have they created a safe, warm and welcoming environment for me at LC, but I instantly felt like I was part of the family from Day 1. This job affords me to do what I do best, with showcasing not only my very specific, debatably weird, and sometimes downright macabre sense of humour, but also flex my incredible penchant for the written word. My ability to smith those words into sentences is what truly brings me daily joy. https://www.lakewoodcannabis.ca/post/if-found-please-return-my-hammer


At the risk of sounding entirely self-serving, I’m really good at what I do. I take pride in my ability to connect with people in a fast-paced, retail consumer environment. Talking fast, with loads of wit, humour and charm extends itself to more areas than just regular, old speed-dating. It’s a genuine pleasure working for Lakewood Cannabis, because it uses many of my top-tier skillsets. Even beyond that however, I genuinely love the people that I work with. This simple fact is a gracious gift. One that I don’t take for granted, even for one single, solitary second.


What I lack in modesty, I genuinely make up for in honesty and integrity. It’s important to take pride in your work. I truly do think the world needs more people to be their own hype-person. If you don’t believe in yourself, then I can assure you, absolutely no one else will. So yes, I do think I’m the best at what I do, and I’m not at all ashamed to admit it. I thank my lucky stars that Lakewood Cannabis gives me a blank carte blanche canvas with their blog.


As they say, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” I find the sentiment to be well-intentioned, if somewhat empty and rather misguided. There’s nothing wrong with working. It’s in our nature to keep busy. There’s also nothing wrong with taking pride in your work. So much so that I’ll say it loudly for the people in the back. You know who you are. Yes, you.


More people need to be proud of what they’re good at. Not only internally, but externally as well. Go ahead, shout it from the rooftops. Heck, go climb a mountain and shout it from the very pushing peaks, so the entire world knows how good you are. If people can’t support you or view you as egotistical, chances are they’re just projecting their own insecurities onto you. Be proud of who you are and what you can do. I know I sure am.

Mary-Jane



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