A while back I had a sad falling out with someone who nominated me for a blog award. I guess I try to be as internally referenced as possible and sometimes being nominated and having to go through a defined lot of steps in order to participate seems all a bit much and I am not sure how to link to the other blogs in my post. But that said….today I was nominated by Discovering Happiness for the Mystery Blogger Award so this time I am going to make an attempt to participate so here goes. I probably will do it all wrong but never the less then others can point me in the right direction if needed. And thank you for the nomination which is pushing me out of a comfort zone!
Rules of the Award
Name the creator of the award and link their blog.
Place the award logo or image within your blog post.
Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog in your post.
Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
Answer your nominator’s questions.
Nominate 10-20 people.
Ask your nominees 5 original questions of your choice.
Share 5 links to your best blog posts.
Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
Three things about me
- Dusk is one of my favourite times of day.
- I am very tall with big feet and I owe this tallness and bigfootedness to my Dutch ancestry.
- Dancing and singing are two of my greatest loves.
Answers to Discovering Happiness’s Questions
Where are you from? I was born in Canberra but I feel I come from the stars as well as the soul homes of my ancestors, Cornwall, UK and Limburg in Holland!
Why did you start your blog? I was in the middle of a very painful sinus operation on a completely solitary Christmas. I read a blog on recovering from narcissism and shared a poem. The creator of the blog An Upturned Soul, Ursula offered to publish it an suggested I start to write a blog. I had been writing alone in my computer and in notebooks for years and was longing to express myself outwards instead of inwards, so I started this blog in December 2013.
What are some things you focus on for self care? I make sure that I have time in nature every day. I make sure that I get adequate sleep. I am very careful about nutrition and make sure there are lots of fruit and vegetables and little processed food in my diet. I try to express my feelings when I can and I also undertake therapy and go to 12 step meetings which encourage me to keep the focus on my recovery.
Have you holidayed anywhere? If so, where? I have spent a lot of time overseas. In childhood we always holidayed on the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales in Australia. I have also had holidays in Greece, Turkey, France, Holland and many other European countries.
Where is your dream holiday? My dream holiday would probably be on a small island surrounded by sea, with massages on hand and lots of beautiful food Oh and a place to dance and sing my heart out, hopefully with others.
My lovely Nominees
Sorry I struggle here as I don’t know how to link to these bloggers. But here are the names of 10 blogs that really inspire me.
She’s A Seeker
WTFAI – Vapor Sage
Ohanais – Dear Life
Alexis Rose – Untangled
Monica Cassani – Everything Matters : Beyond Meds
Rayne, Journey Toward Healing
Amy Rose – Petals Unfolding
Amybelle – Amybelle1
Poems Set Free
Nadine of the Cave
Dr Andrea Dinardo, Thriving Under Pressure
Five Questions to my Nominees
Where do you feel most at home?
What lights you up inside?
What has been your deepest heartbreak?
What do you feel is one of your strengths?
What is your favourite way of relaxing?
Links to my 5 Best Blog Posts
There is no way to say these are the best of over 1,250 posts written over that past 3 and a half years but these are posts that seem to have resonated with others.
Phew!!! I managed all that. Now to inform those lovely bloggers whose blogs inspire me of their nomination.