My name is Afton Murphy, and I was born and raised in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  I am a wife and mother.  I am a daughter and sister.  I have some fantastic life long friends.  I have worked as a medical secretary for many years, and have learned much along the way.  Though it is difficult for me to focus my many interests, I always felt a pull towards health care.  After exploring different sections of the health care workplaces, I most recently completed a  wonderful 5 years working with a mental health team.   Several months ago, I was lucky enough to secure an administrative position in the education sector… an exciting check off my career bucket list.  I enjoy the journey of continuous learning, and am fortunate to have had these very personally and professionally fulfilling opportunities. 

I am a dreamer, writer, and lover of music, movies, and poetry. My two beautiful children, and husband, are the best pieces of my world. Travel and seeing live music will always be at the top of my “to do” list. I’ve known since I was a little girl that I wanted to write a book, and that I wanted to help people. I’ve yet to write that book, but I have worked in healthcare in the sum of my adult life. I love animals! I love to make puzzles in my free time, and take photos of anything that brings me joy; my favourite subjects usually being my sleeping children or animals.  I love to create and try new things, but am also a homebody who prefers a blanket, a warm drink, and puppy snuggles above most things.  Despite an interest in post-secondary education, my heart has always gravitated towards surrounding myself with family, and working towards building something unique of my own. Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned how important it is to not only encourage your children to listen to their own hearts, it’s equally important to nourish your own.