Lovely Blog Award


The last couple of weeks, I took Writing 201- Poetry. I thoroughly enjoyed it and came up with some poems that I really like and am quite proud of. The more important part of the class though, was finding new bloggers. I really enjoy the community of the blogging world and wish I would have started this sooner. (Blogging would have made my deployments so much more entertaining! Oh well. I am sure there will be another eventually.)

During the class, I was honored with the Lovely Blog Award by both Franky tells it like it is and Kathy’s Blog: Healing from the Loss of a Parent. Two nominations in one week. I am honored! [Insert blushing here.] Thank you so much:)

If you are not familiar with this award, here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide the link to their blog.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know.

Here are 7 facts about me:

  1. I love the color purple and have several items in that color: coffee cup, phone case, clothes, calendar, jewelery, sunglasses, scarves, luggage, vases, candles…..
  2. I used to help teach acrobats, ballet, tap, and jazz to little kids when I was in high school. For pay, I received my own free lessons and costumes for recitals.
  3. I am still friends with a girl I met in 5th grade and was my best friend in high school. We may not talk everyday, but we catch up periodically and go on trips together at times: one cruise, two all-inclusive resorts, weekend trips and in a couple of weeks, we will meet up at our high school for a cheerleader reunion. Oh, and the lessons I taught above, were with this bestie:)
  4. This past June, I went on a blind date with no expectations of anything other than a meal and bowling with friends. We are still dating now and it has been a fairytale to say the least.
  5. I am a Soldier in the Army Reserve who has deployed three times. In that position, I am a photographer, writer, media escort, and now, a commander. It truly has been on honor to represent the United States on deployments and gather pictures and information that tell the stories of other Soldiers. I can’t imagine my life without these experiences now. They have shaped all that I am now.
  6. While in Afghanistan, I bought about 40 scarves. Hey, they were pretty and cheap and it was one way to feel girly in a world of dust and blah uniforms. Funny thing is, I don’t ever remember wearing scarves before that deployment. Maybe because I didn’t own any? Well, I do now!
  7. Due to the military (and just life in general), I have lived in several places: Michigan, Ohio, Germany, Texas (two different towns and years apart), North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland and Hawaii. Then, if you count deployments and long military training events/schools (since I did have an address to receive mail, they can sort of count), you can add: Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Carolina, Missouri, Washington and Louisiana.

Now, on to the nominations!  Here are some blogs that I visit often. Check them out as they are always entertaining me.

  1. Meaning and Musings for inspiring writing and wonderful poetry.
  2. Jaytee59 for amazingly vivid photographs.
  3. Snow’s Fissures and Fractures for great short stories and creative photo editing.
  4. This, That and the Other Thing for quotes, stories pictures and well, other things.
  5. Rinse Before Use for humorous articles on relationships, love and life.
  6. Rochelle Wisoff-Fields ~ Addicted to Purple for the super fun host of Friday Fictioneers.
  7. Cee’s Photography for a ton of different photo challenges, and fun and beautiful pictures.
  8. Ronovan Writes for inspiring writing and the weekly haiku challenge.
  9. Predestined30 for beautiful emotional poetry and honest, well-written thoughts.
  10. Julie Powell ~ Photographer and Graphic Artist for WOW photos and art with a touch of witty good information to boot.

 

There are several more, but I thought I would limit it to ten and the first few that came across my feed today (and ones that I did not mention before). For those of you who do not do these awards, just know that you are appreciated. I completely understand and can respect that decision. So here is your online ‘high five’ for being awesome!

That is all folks. Go seize the day and share your blessings:)

 

Nato