For an award.
An award due to this blog.
An award due to this blog from a very wonderful, funny and talented blogger, Maria, The Super Wife & Mommy. Please do check out her page as it’s full of wonderful stories of life, children’s poetry, recipes and more.
I’m going to admit, after the initial buzz of being recognised and receiving a compliment on a page where I bare parts of my soul, I felt torn.
And I had an inward battle with myself because I vowed when I started this blog not to indulge these types of awards that ask you to nominate other people. It reminded me of all those Facebook posts where you’re asked to share a picture or something about yourself and tag everybody and their pet. Plus, it didn’t fit in to the theme of my blog.
But it did and it does, in more ways than one, because; I felt vulnerable and I was being recognised for being vulnerable.
So I got over myself and the gratitude returned and I knew I was going to partake.
Here’s how the award works:
- Put the award logo on your blog.
- Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
- Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
- Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc).
- Ask your nominees 7 questions
I felt a tinge of guilt reading the rules as I realised that I haven’t built up many friendships on WordPress, I don’t have many followers, nor do I follow many blogs. I come on the site, make a post, read a few other people’s posts and move on. This award has made me want to become part of a community so I will also be spending more time trying to rectify that.
So before, I start answering the questions and making my own nominations I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Super Wife & Mommy for pulling me out of my blogging comfort zone.
- What’s an interesting thing you have read or seen this week?
An easy question to start with. It’s a blog post by Super Wife & Mommy. It is one of the most beautiful and vulnerable posts I have come across – a real heart tugger. If you read one thing today, check out her post – Self-Explanatory.
- What do you prefer? Sitting alone in a room reading or going out partying.
This is a toughie as I am an eclectic person. I love and I mean LOVE both. Parties are great. I’m good at partying. Be it a festival, old man’s pub or clubbing into the early hours – I love it. But I also ache for alone time. I love reading. It’s my thing. I’ve always got a book on the go and crave for times where I can get lost in a story. I have balance in my life and I like it. SO on this occasion – I choose both.
- Do you prefer digital reading (PDF, kindle, etc) or traditional books?
Easy. Books. I bought a digital reading device and couldn’t gel with it. Alas, it wasn’t a kindle and I just couldn’t get the hang of it. I enjoy getting stuck into a book and thumbing through the pages. I feel at home when I’m in a library – the smell of the books and the possibilities right there in front of your face. Aaaah I get a serious buzz just thinking about it.
- What’s the closest thing to real magic?
When the universe and your intuition conspire to work in your favour. I’ve seen magic happen. You just have to let go and believe.
- What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
Define crazy? Many people think some of the activities I’ve done are a bit crazy. Getting naked and painting myself blue in the name of art, sky-diving, solo travelling in South America, having a body caste made, hitch-hiking, getting tattoos/piercings, skinny-dipping (hmmm I appear to be naked in most of these) but these were all so much fun. Crazy to me has been staying in a job too long, not getting into a relationship I wanted to, withholding my dreams and hanging onto the past.
- Your favorite quote
My favourite quote changes depending on how I’m feeling. I’m always saving new ones to my phone. I’m currently loving….
Well that was fun. I’ve just realised there were only 6 questions. I’m going to change the questions slightly so they fit in with vulnerability.
- Are you a perfectionist?
- What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
- Who do you admire?
- What trait do you love about yourself?
- What have you been giving yourself a hard time about?
- Do you believe in yourself?
- Do you like being naked? (Seriously, I’m obsessed with being naked)
Sticking with the theme of vulnerability. I have chosen bloggers that have invited me into their world and let their vulnerability shine. You guys rock:
- Peaceful Jellyfish
- Everyone Else Has the Best Titles
- The Other Stuff
- Not Just Any Job
- Victoria’s Bubble Blog
Note to nominees: You don’t have to continue the awards but I just wanted to let you all know that I appreciate you. Reading your posts make me feel more confident about keeping on my journey and for that I thank you.
p.s. to any readers of this post. I’d be really interested in reading your answers to my questions in the comments. Dare you get a little vulnerable?