One of my favorite aspects of blogging is getting to interact with a diverse community of WordPress bloggers. Through our blogs, some of us have gotten to know one another, and there are a number of bloggers who inspire and motivate me. One such blogger is Christina, who is the author of Life Being Girly, and she was so very kind and gracious to nominate me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Being nominated by someone as genuine, positive, and kind as Christina makes this nomination extra special, and I thank her so much for this pleasant surprise and for always putting a smile on my face with her words and images. Heartfelt thanks, Christina!
The guidelines for this particular award include:
- Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you. Check!
- List the rules and display the award. Check!
- Share seven facts about yourself. Keep reading!
- Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know that they have been nominated. See #3
- Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you. Check!
Seven facts about yours truly:
- I am the youngest of three daughters. I like to think that third time was a charm, which is why my parents did not have any more children, but they have assured me that this was not the reason. So, despite wanting a little brother, I remain the baby of the family.
- I am the only one in my family who was born in Kentucky. I am very proud to be born and raised in Kentucky, and I jokingly say that being raised by Yankee parents is my secret shame. It actually is not much of a secret, though, as my jacked up accent gives it away.
- A five-year infertility journey ended when our fifth in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle resulted in a positive pregnancy test, and despite a 0.05% chance of conceiving a child without medical assistance, our second daughter was conceived free of charge, so to speak. To say we were surprised would be the understatement of a lifetime!
- Balloons, not the hot air variety, but the run-of-the-mill helium balloons that dot children’s birthday parties and other celebrations and special occasions, make me anxious. Seriously. I don’t know when this started, but I first noticed it when I was in the hospital after giving birth to my second daughter, and some kind soul sent me a congratulatory helium balloon. As I watched it sway in the corner of my room, my anxiety mounted, until finally, I feebly asked a nurse to remove it, which she did. Whew, just recalling that incident makes me feel a bit on edge, and my feet are beginning to sweat. Let’s move on . . . quickly!
- I wear a silver ring with my daughters’ names inscribed on the intertwining bands every day. I am not one who wears a lot of jewelry, per se, but this is the one piece that is priceless to me. It is a small way to keep my girls with me, even when we are not physically in the same place.
- About six years ago, I discovered that a number of my Polish relatives were murdered in the Holocaust, a fact that absolutely crushed me and inspired me to learn more. It is a dream of mine to visit Poland with my own family, but I do not know if I can emotionally handle visiting the concentration camps. The more I learn about the Holocaust, instead of gaining a greater understanding of it, it boggles my mind even more.
- I began this blog nearly two years ago, as a part of my recovery from anxiety and depression, and I still cannot wrap my brain around the fact that people from all over the world have read my musings about the little dog and pony show that I call my life and that some people really do relate to what I share here. It is humbling and healing, and I thank all of you who have read my blog.
Now, in no particular order, here are fifteen blogs that I hope you will check out, as you will not be disappointed:
- Kindness Blog
- Running to Her Dreams
- Don Charisma
- Gotta Find a Home
- Lateral Love Australia
- I didn’t have my glasses on . . .
- Almost Spring
- Jenna Dee
- Living Success 3D
- The Power Within
- Starting Over at 45
- Meditation Photography
- GYA Today
Thank you, again, to Christina, and thank you to you all for your continued support and feedback!
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