Awesome Blogger Award

Each and every award received is such an honor and is so encouraging!  A special thank you to Era at http://thehiddensoul25.wordpress.com for nominating me for the Awesome Blogger Award!  Please check out Era’s work, it is very motivational and thought-provoking.  I have appreciated all of your support and thank you again from the bottom of my heart for this nomination!

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Rules:

  • Thank the person that nominated you
  • Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nominations
  • Give them 10 new questions

Questions I was Asked:

  1. What is the one thing that you do to calm your mind?  There are many, but my favorite is going out into nature, it is incredibly relaxing.
  2. What are three words to describe life?  Lessons, love, and growth.
  3.  How would you describe art in a few words?  Revealing the soul.
  4.  Favorite color? Also tell characteristics.  My favorite color is purple, it is associated with wisdom, creativity, peace, pride, and independence among other things.  It is a stunning color!
  5.  What is the motive for your blog?  To help others and to enlighten, inspire, motivate, and bring positivity to someone’s life.
  6.  What kind of books, or blogs do you read?  Ironically, I really don’t read books, but I love to read other types of writing including blogs.  I love all sorts of blogs, I especially love ones that focus on everyday life situations and ones that are thought-provoking.
  7.  How do you feel when you get likes, or comments from bloggers?  It’s absolutely amazing!  I am so thankful for everyone who takes their time to read and/or comment on my blog, it is an honor for others to learn from and appreciate your work.  I love to hear when another blogger can relate to my posts, or finds that they have motivated them in some way, that makes me so happy!
  8.  What is your favorite place to visit?  Besides going to visit family, I love to visit the beach.  Being there brings me back to so many wonderful memories.  The smell of the ocean, fresh air, and feeling the warm sun are amazing for the mind and soul.
  9. What are three words to describe love?  Understanding, communication, and loyalty.
  10. Do you have any tips for fellow bloggers?  Most importantly be yourself.  Write what you think and feel, you never know who you may impact.  

My Nominees:

My Questions to the Nominees:

  1.  What are three words to describe yourself?
  2.  What are your favorite hobbies?
  3.  Are you an introvert or extrovert?
  4.  What was your motivation to start blogging?
  5.  What do you like to do in your free time?
  6.  Have you always loved to write?
  7.  What is your goal for 2020?
  8.  Where do you get your inspiration from?
  9.  What is your favorite topic to write about?
  10.  What is your biggest fear?

Congratulations on being nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award!  It’s your choice if you want to participate, or not, just know that I admire your work!  Keep being amazing and keep spreading love!

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A Side of Me

There are different sides to us that come about as we navigate through life.  We may have a shy, serious, confident, or anxious side.  There are many sides to someone and they are uniquely ours, they make up our personality.  Some sides of us go quiet until they are awakened, or provoked, others are a daily part of who we are. 

Blogging brings out a side of me that is seen on a regular basis, but also a side that very few people get to see in my personal life.  By nature, I am a very silly and goofy person, I love to laugh and to make people laugh.  My sense of humor is rarely seen in my blogs because blogging brings out a more serious side of me.  Those who know me in real life know that serious is not typically a word to describe me, I am more of a laid back and goofy person.  I very much enjoy talking about deep topics and life experiences, but not all people like to engage in that sort of conversation and even for me it takes a special person, one that I am comfortable with, for me to bring that side out.

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I thoroughly enjoy blogging, it is such a huge passion of mine.  I will actually be writing a blog post at some point dedicated to the reasons why I love to blog so much.  Blogging takes me to a different place, a different world, it is almost like when you hear people who love to read say they got lost in a book, or when you sit down to watch a movie, how it kind of takes you away from your own life and into another realm.  Through blogging, one can see my reflective, serious, deep-in-thought side, it brings out much more depth of my soul that I don’t show to many in my everyday life.  My thoughts start to flow as soon as I pick up a pen.

Blogging can be very personal as the blogger is typically writing about their innermost thoughts and life experiences.  I know many of my posts are inspired by these two things although my blogs are not extremely personal because I tend to direct my thoughts and experiences more to the general public in hopes that they will in some way inspire, enlighten, motivate, and make others feel connected.  I also tend to indirectly link my personal life into my blog posts.

I suppose that maybe this is why people like hobbies, they bring out different sides of us, they are a form of expression, they allow us to be ourselves.  Whatever you have a passion for, whatever sets your soul on fire, add that to your life and see where it takes you!

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