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Sunshine Blogger Award

Four years ago, before I got into law school, I had gotten into this very confusing phase in my life where I couldn’t quite decide what path I was supposed to choose. See, I’ve always loved writing and at the time I had only started my blog…so it was all so exciting and I couldn’t imagine my life without blogging.

On the other hand, I had to get into law school… that again was a dream I’d always had. Ultimately, I had to make the ‘dreaded’ choice, and for all those who’ve been stopping by, it’s clearly evident I kinda put blogging on hold.

For the last couple of years since then, I haven’t been blogging much, and I really thank you all for being so patient with me, especially on various occasions where my replies to some of your comments came in weeks later…

With all that going on, you can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was, when I saw this notification from Lauren about being nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award, on a post I’d written about finishing law school. I felt like I was being welcomed back into this very vast and beautiful blogosphere.

Thank you so much Lauren, words are not enough to explain how grateful I am for this nomination. I am truly humbled. Please visit her lovely blog, hello lauren where she writes about her thoughts, musings and stuff…

As a prerequisite to accepting the award, the rules are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog post and a link back to the blog.
  2. Answering 11 questions that the Blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the awards and write them 11 questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine blogger award logo in your post on your blog.

So here goes…

Answers to Lauren’s Questions

  • What is your favourite song and why?

Over time I’ve had very many favourite songs because it depends on the lyrics, tune and overall, the emotional state I’m in at the time. In light of this, my current favourite is Ed Sheeran’s ballad, ‘Perfect’. Since the first time I heard it, I’ve just been replaying it. The lyrics are beautiful, and that, combined with the slow beat tugs at my heartstrings. The other day I went searching for the lyrics and I discovered it’s Ed’s dedication to his fiancée and that made me love it even more because, speaking from a girl’s perspective, if a guy sang such beautiful words to me, I just might love him till the end of time.

  • What made you start blogging?

Long before I started blogging, I was still writing about my personal experiences and my opinion pieces which were based on other people’s experiences. Only difference was that I was writing on a journal, which only my two sisters had access to. Then over time I realised I could use some of my experiences to motivate other people. Sometimes when we’re going through difficult moments we feel like we’re alone and the crisis is only unique to us. It’s only after sharing our experiences with others that we realise there are many more people going through similar predicaments. That’s what inspired me to start blogging; so I could help others realise they are not alone…

  • What emotions fuel your writing?

Basically all emotions inspire my writing; when I’m happy I’ll write about it so I don’t forget it… kinda like immortalising the happy moment… However, given that I started writing as a way of relieving my mind off stressful thoughts, I tend to write more when I’m sad because I find it awfully therapeutic.

  • What was an instance in which writing was therapeutic for you?

I could think of so many instances… However, the one time writing really saved me from falling into depression, was the period after I finished high school. At the time I was in that phase where almost every teenager feels misunderstood by their parent (s). I used to argue with them pretty much about everything and given my introverted nature, I kept to myself a lot. Slowly, I realised the sadness was clogging my mind, so I started writing… emptying my thoughts on paper. Sometimes I’d do it crying and when I was done I’d feel very relieved.

  • If you had one wish, what would it be?

I would wish for war to cease in all nations… for all people to live in harmony, irrespective of our innate differences and varying opinions on everything under the sun…

  • What is your favourite movie, and why?

That’s a tricky one… I’ve watched several movies, most of which I loved. Interestingly, there’s this one movie which has left a mark I would almost describe as ‘indelible’ on my heart. A couple of years ago I watched Cinderella, starring Lilly James and Richard Madden. When I sat down to watch the movie I was thinking, ‘duh, this is just another Cinderella movie, whose storyline is so obvious. However, as the scenes unfolded, I realized this one wasn’t the typical story. This had a moral lesson: that no matter the situation one finds themselves in, however harsh, they should be courageous and kind. That was a ‘take home’ point for me… and the ‘Lavender’s Blue’ song was the cherry on top… it was really beautiful.

  • Star Trek or Star Wars and why?

At the moment, none of the above… because I haven’t watched either. Lol…

  • What are your hobbies/interests?

I have a couple of hobbies… I love inline skating, but due to ‘incessant’ school work, I haven’t had much time for outdoor activities these past couple of years… However since I recently finished law school I’m developing this new love for billiards and bowling. My all-time favourites are writing, reading, singing and dancing.

  • What makes you tick, lights a fire under you?

I love making people happy, so if I can do something, no matter how small, I’ll do it … One of the major things in life that really tugs at my heartstrings is people’s suffering so I’m always trying to do whatever I can to alleviate their suffering.

  • What is the one thing you could not live without?

I’m not sure God qualifies to be categorised as ‘thing’, but in the years I’ve lived, I know without a shadow of a doubt, that He’s the one thing I can never go even for a nanosecond without. He’s my all in all.

  • Who makes up your support system?

Emotionally, my mom and two sisters have been my constant tower of strength. Sometimes I find myself down, but their love always gives me the strength to push on.

Here are my nominees:

  1. Karinasussanto
  2. Dailyrant01
  3. Betweenthelines2017blog
  4. Thisbeautifullife826
  5. Paymansperspective
  6. prishla
  7. purplerays
  8. shubhangirawat
  9. eyesstraightahead
  10. perfectingpru
  11. Lookingforthelight.blog

 

Questions for my nominees:

  1. How did you come up with the title of your blog?
  2. What would you take to a desert island, and why?
  3. What’s your dream holiday destination, and why?
  4. If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?
  5. What’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned in life, whether from your own personal experience, or from someone else’s?
  6. If you had an encounter with your younger self, what would you tell them?
  7. What makes you happy?
  8. What’s the one thing you wish people knew about you?
  9. Who would you like to meet in person, dead or alive?
  10. Who/what inspires you most?
  11. Do you have a favourite quote/personal mantra?

Happy Blogging!

alygeorges (memoirs of aly) turns two!

blog anniversary 2nd

Two years ago, on a day like today this beautiful blog was created. I vividly remember that beautiful evening. I had been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a while but somehow I seemed to have more than enough excuses – which felt like genuine reasons at the time- as to why I couldn’t start a blog.

One of the greatest hurdles I had to jump, and with so much effort at that, was the idea of me sharing my life experiences with the whole world. I have always been a private person and the idea of laying out my life stories for all and sundry to see didn’t seem appealing one bit. Everytime I decided to immerse myself into the vast blogosphere, I’d go all anxious and so I’d stall…

Eventually, on 8th May 2013, I found my strength. I just logged into WordPress and without giving my ever unruly anxiety time to discourage me from taking that leap, I created my blog. One thing I was sure of, was that I wanted to use my site to offer encouragement to all who would stop by…and somehow, that felt like it would be a daunting task because even I, sometimes run out of psyche; especially when I’m dealing with problems of my own.

As it is though, when one shares a stressing issue with someone, they realize that the burden feels lighter. Furthermore, from interacting with people on this site, I’ve slowly realized that sometimes the issues I find awfully depressing are nothing compared to what some other people go through.

Therefore, even in my endeavour to inspire my readers through giving my own personal experiences and reflective bits from songs, movies, Holy Scriptures, other people’s experiences…etc. I have also received my own share of encouragement, and for that I’m so grateful.

Sometimes I’m reminded of this saying I heard years ago, ‘We’re all sailing in the same boat, only that others are in different parts of the boat’. Simply put, we all go through difficult moments and even when we feel like our problems are unique, once we share them with others we realize that they ain’t unique at all. This blog has helped me confirm that.

For instance, I used to think this anxiety I struggle with was something so unique. However, I’ve been proved so wrong because everytime I look around I’ll find someone talking about their own anxiety. So now I know I’m just another person struggling with anxiety. In a way, I feel comforted to know that I’m not alone in this.

That’s just one of numerous examples.

As I write each post, I always question what I want readers to get from it; and everytime I’ll find myself hoping that in a way I’ll reach out to someone somewhere; if only to make them feel that they’re not alone in this vast, callous world. That is where I derive my strength to keep this blog going.

For the past couple of months though, I haven’t been able to post much because school has been taking up all my time and I sincerely apologize to my ardent readers for that. However, I intend to remain true to my objective- to encourage and remind all those who stop by that the problems we go through are just a passing cloud and that there’s more to life than just resigning ourselves to misery.

As we know, writing is a two way thing. It’s a fact that a writer/blogger wouldn’t have much to pride themselves in if the pieces they wrote didn’t have anyone to read them. The feedback may not always be positive, but anyone who puts their work out there knows it’s subject to public scrutiny; and that’s ok. On that note I send my profound gratitude to all those who stop by because my blog wouldn’t be turning two today if I didn’t have you to read my posts. Thank you so much.

blog 2nd anniversary

In the spirit of encouragement I’ll share this quote by Martin Luther King Jr., ‘If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, keep moving’. However tough things feel, always keep these words in my mind.

 

VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD – 3

Very inspiring blogger Award 3

I want to start off by sending my sincere apologies to the lovely lady, Anna Kedi, who nominated me for this beautiful award a few months ago. I meant to work on it a while back but I have been so tied up with school work. That is also the reason I haven’t been blogging a lot lately. I would also like to apologize to my readers, who I may have inconvenienced in one way or another for failing to post regularly.

For the duration I have been blogging on WordPress I have interacted with very many people, who I have grown so fond of; so even while I’m not on here I’m always thinking of you. This blog wouldn’t be what it is without your continued support.

Now back to the nomination. I’m so humbled by Anna S. Kedi’s nomination, because the main reason I blog is to inspire/motivate all those who stop by. This beautiful award is yet another reminder that in a way I’m achieving my objective. Thank you so much Anna.

Follow her blog, labiblioafronebrulepas, where she gives an insight into Africa, through its books, history and music.

Rules: 

  1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven Facts About Me:

A few months ago I was nominated for this same award, Very Inspiring Blogger, and as I believe I’m still the same as I was then, I’m sharing the facts I did in the previous post. So here goes:

I’m a sporty person and at the moment inline skating is my favourite sport.

I love attending mass because for me going to church is not just part of a routine but a major source of strength.

It saddens me when I see someone in need and can’t do anything to help them, especially when what they desire is beyond me.

I love animal products so much; you know beef, drumsticks, yoghurt, etc. but everytime I see an animal being mistreated I contemplate going the vegan way. Sometimes I feel some people forget animals have feelings too and therefore need to be treated with care.

I like to think of myself as a nocturnal because I am more active at night than I am during the day.

I looked up the definition of an introvert on Google, and it turns out I fit the description perfectly.

Watching movies is one of my favourite pastimes, but horror movies are my worst.

My list of inspiring Nominees:

Looking for the light – She is a resilient woman who struggles with Bipolar Disorder and the anxiety it brings. She is also an abuse survivor. Follow her blog, where she talks about very touching and inspiring issues.

Victo dolore – her intent is to write and post at least once a day, covering topics ranging from motherhood, medicine, and life in general.

Just a dad–he’s a dad with many questions, who enjoys watching movies with kids and as it is, questions arise from some of the plot holes. He started his blog to find like-minded people who analyse movies critically like he does. Follow his blog to read his intriguing/ thought-provoking questions.

lifelovestress – she describes herself as an average girl, hoping to make a difference in this crazy world.

poeticallyspoken –Monique, is an inspirational Poet/Writer/Songwriter, who enjoys telling her life stories through Poems. Follow her blog to read her beautiful poems.

the vintage couple – Jason and Aisha are a beautiful Christian couple who complete each other. On their blog they share their experiences and testimonies, hoping to interact with like-minded people.

Kiwipaul’spoetry – Paul says, in his site you will find a variety of posts;  some uplifting others not so.  They are however all words from his heart; a pretty genuine reflection of his world and how he sees it.  He hopes that there is something in it for everyone that makes some sense, inspires, comforts or challenges us.

Ms tranquility – She started her blog to share her thoughts and feelings in poetry form. She describes herself as a heart-centred person and most of what she writes is based around love….but, she is also quite random so you may find a humorous post, or videos of music that move her, or even an erotic poem here and there…

Meredith – Follow her blog to read her insightful and uplifting musings, which she writes from the heart.

InfiniteZip – She dreamt of lavender fields, bodies entwined in grasses below a warm summer sun…these are the writings fed through dreams for your pleasure. Follow her blog to get more.

julxrp – Julian Pereira says his blog is just a way for him to put his thoughts and two cents into whatever is on his mind at the time; for everyone to see…

patrice says hers is to make art beautiful; a living art created within her mind and expressed by her hand. This is her purpose in this life.

live2laugh4love – She says, every moment is a gift and asks, “How are you going to use your gift?”
She further says, “Live like there are no tomorrows. Laugh as if you have all the joy. Love like you have all the love in the world.”

Dreeming Demon – Dimantha says explaining his blog is kinda tough, since he posts almost every random thought that comes to his mind. He defines his site as a cross section of his wandering mind.

Emily Rose Lewis describes herself as ‘work in progress’, since she knows that she is still growing into the full knowledge of the truth. Often when she writes it helps her sort through her emotions. She gleans spiritual insight through the parables that play out in her everyday life. Writing brings deeper revelation about who God is and how she is to be in this world as Christ was.

Given that I could only nominate fifteen blogs, I feel I’ve left out so many inspiring blogs. Therefore, I dedicate this award to all the blogs I read because I realized every writer inspires in their own unique way.

HAPPY BLOGGING! 🙂

BRAVE HEART AWARD

Brave Heart Award

I saw a notification that I had been nominated for a Brave Heart Award, I was so overjoyed. Then I thought I had seen wrong, so I clicked on the link to view the original post at http://april4june6.wordpress.com
Other than the fact that I had been nominated for the award, it’s the award’s title that had me beside myself with happiness; it’s a Brave Heart Award. The title is in itself a huge inspiration. The thought that my blog had been nominated for this very beautiful award was just unbelievable.

I’m so honoured, and I lack the words to express my joy. Thank you so much april4june6 for thinking of me, and for honouring me with this award. THANK YOU!
Please visit her blog, where she documents her journey of self-transformation.

My answers to the questions asked:
Tell us a little bit about your blog. Who designed it? My blog’s theme is the free twenty twelve theme. I’ve customized some of the basic aspects like colour, background and the header picture. On my blog I’ve used a picture of doves as my header. It symbolizes peace, and tranquility. The background is made up of many butterflies, which symbolize freedom/ a free spirit.

What is the title and description of your blog? Alygeorges-my name- is my blog’s title and memoirs of aly (the way I see it) is the blog’s description as I intended to use this site as a platform to share my personal experiences or other people’s experiences from my perspective, all in the hope of inspiring all those who stop by.

Who is your intended audience? I write to reach out to people who have gone through painful experiences and to those who haven’t been through such, just to give them some insight on shared experiences for learning purposes, so basically my blog is intended for anyone who seeks inspiration/motivation.

How did you come up with the title of your blog? Before I started blogging I was still writing on the same issues I still blog about; my life, my perspective on different matters. I needed a name that would incorporate all that. So I chose ‘memoirs of aly’ for my experiences and ‘the way I see it’ for my view on experiences that weren’t mine.

Give us an interesting fun fact about your blog. Initially when I started blogging I intended to publish at least one post everyday but my tight schedule made that difficult, so I always try to post at least thrice every week and sometimes that proves difficult too.

What other blogs do you own and what makes them alike? This is my first and only blog-so far- and I’m really having so much fun. Before I started blogging I wasn’t reading that many blogs but now I read so many; I interact with very many people and from that I’ve really learned a lot.

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies? I don’t know if my singing is unique but that’s one of the talents I have. I can hit two octaves comfortably. I’ve also written song lyrics which I’m yet to have officially produced. Additionally, writing is something I’ve always loved. It started as a hobby but now I feel like it’s my calling. Blogging is one of the first steps I’ve taken towards accomplishing that and when I get some free time I enjoy inline skating.

What can we expect from you in the future? I write to inspire/motivate and I hope to keep doing that. With God’s help I hope to continue inspiring/motivating/empowering people; to put my indelible mark on the vast blogosphere.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers/bloggers? One tip great writers share is to read more. Personally I must confess I don’t read as much as I would want to but it’s something I know I should do. Again, I find writing therapeutic, so I would advise other bloggers to use blogging as a channel to find some inner peace. Nothing feels good like when I post something and readers relate to it. It makes me feel I’m not alone. The advice given also helps me in ways so unimaginable.

Before you go, could you share a snippet from your blog? Life is difficult; that’s a fact, and I’ve learned that one doesn’t need to have it all; to accomplish all their dreams in order to be happy. Having suffered from depression and some other stress-related illnesses, I know how important it is to be happy; so I’ll share a post I once wrote on happiness: How to be happy.

As a prerequisite to accepting the award, I need to nominate a few bloggers, and while I’m not so sure what makes a blog (ger) eligible for this award, I believe it’s anyone who is going through some challenge/ has had to overcome some difficulty to be where they are today.

Most of the blogs I read are some sought of journal, where the bloggers give accounts of difficult challenges they have faced and because of that I feel many deserve this award. However, because I can only nominate a few, these are my nominees:

http://woundstofeel.wordpress.com Emily has struggled with chronic depression and anxiety her entire life. She is also a former (devout) Mormon. Her Mormon experience, along with traumatic experiences and dysfunctional family dynamics, have influenced deep-seated body image and self-esteem issues that she has only faced head on within the past year. Last year she entered treatment for Binge Eating Disorder and has slowly started chipping away at her past so she can move forward and be a strong example to her daughter and niece of what it means to love oneself.

She is here to work through her continuing healing process and hopefully help others with theirs. She’s also here to continue the spread of information regarding mental health and reduce the stigma associated with it.
http://live2laugh4love.wordpress.com/this-is-me– Sharing about herself has been difficult her entire life. She has been a private person and really wanted to keep things that way. She says life really has a way of changing what you want, to what you need.

Ajaytao, describes himself as an extremely introverted guy, who will never open up to anybody until he feels deeply intimate with that person. Since being diagnosed with cancer he’s decided to open up and share his thoughts and feelings with the world.

Panikikubik on her blog Panic yesterday, writes to reach out to all those who suffer from any form of panic disorder, generalized anxiety and worry and even to those who don’t because she believes it’s always good to learn something new. Having suffered from panic attacks of varying intensities for over 20 years, she has been on a journey of hopelessness and is determined to get rid of her panic attacks.

Kim believes we are all capable of greatness; but we can’t have a future if we’re bound by the past. This is why she has a blog, Kim Saeed’s let me reach; hoping her posts can, in some way, instil in others the insight, confidence and courage to believe in themselves enough to live the life they want. She says it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen if one believes.
http://lookingforthelight.me/ was abused by her mother, stepfather and father until she was a teenager. All scars hurt, especially of her father, who sexually abused her. He later committed suicide and even though he hurt her it’s difficult to come to terms with such tragedy. She also struggles with treatment-resistant bipolar.

Rules for the award:

Answer the above questions.
-Post the award.
-Link back to the person who gave it to you and nominate others.

VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD

Very inspiring blogger Award 2

The other day when I was checking my notifications I found this lovely comment on my about page: “I nominated you for the very inspiring blog award and I hope you don’t mind. Please forgive me if you don’t want awards, or already have too much. However I nominated you because I like your blog and I hope I made you smile.” (I’ve left out some parts of the comment).

I definitely smiled. Blog awards are special, because for me, it’s not the award itself that actually makes me happy but the thought that someone considered my blog worthy of one. For me, it’s the thought that really counts. And about me feeling like I have many awards; I don’t think the day will ever come when I feel I can’t accept more awards because I have too many. Each award has its own special significance to me.

Thank you nonsmokingladybug for the nomination. I feel so humbled. You made me smile. Please visit her blog athttp://nonsmokingladybug.wordpress.com, where she writes about her addiction to smoking and how she eventually quit.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. Share seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
  5. Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Seven facts about me:

As a prerequisite to accepting the award, I should give seven facts about me, so here goes:

I’m a sporty person and at the moment inline skating is my favourite sport.

I love attending mass because for me going to church is not just part of a routine but a major source of strength.

It saddens me when I see someone in need and can’t do anything to help them, especially when what they desire is beyond me.

I love many animal products, but everytime I see an animal being mistreated I contemplate going vegan. Sometimes I feel some people forget animals have feelings too and therefore need to be treated with care.

I like to think of myself as a nocturnal because I am more active at night than I am during the day.

I looked up the definition of an introvert on Google, and it turns out I fit the description perfectly.

Watching movies is one of my favourite pastimes, but horror movies are my worst.

 

My list of inspiring nominees:

http://ashiakira.wordpress.com

http://panicyesterday.wordpress.com/

http://livingwithshadows.wordpress.com

http://knowmyworth.com

http://dietrying999.wordpress.com/

http://lookingforthelight.me/

http://threekidsandi.wordpress.com

http://live2laugh4love.wordpress.com

http://doctorly.wordpress.com

http://wildaboutegypt.wordpress.com

http://mytruthmyclarity.wordpress.com

http://findingjoyindarkness.wordpress.com/

http://thebottomofabottle.wordpress.com

http://newcreationsministries.wordpress.com

http://april4june6.wordpress.com

Since this post is all about acknowledging inspirational blogs/bloggers, I would love to give a special thanks toSusan Irene Fox, a lady who inspires me immensely. She would have been first on my list but her blog is an award free site. Thank you Susan, I really appreciate your constant encouragement.

There are many bloggers I would love to nominate for the award, but the requirement is only fifteen. I apologize to anyone who feels I left out their blog. I visit many blogs and I find some inspiration from each one of them.

I also want to thank all those who spare time to read my ramblings. You are my greatest inspiration because the desire to make my blog posts worth your while gives me the strength to sit down and write, even when I feel so down. Thank you all.

HAPPY BLOGGING

 

 

 

VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD

Very inspiring blogger Award

Blog awards to me feel utterly precious. I think of them as a way through which other bloggers use to tell fellow bloggers they like/appreciate their work. I’ve been nominated for a few awards previously and one would be tempted to think that once you get them you get used to it. I don’t know how others feel but personally, each nomination gives me that incredible feeling. Sometimes I just lack the words to describe it but in all it’s a very, very beautiful feeling.

I was nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Kimberly Jo Cooley some days ago but couldn’t post about it yet as I was working on the Way of the Cross series. Her nomination touched a deep part in my soul. When I started this blog, my aim was-still is-to inspire anyone who stops by. Like I wrote on ‘why memoirs of aly’, I share my experiences because that way I’ll be able to connect with people who have gone through similar experiences and to enlighten others who haven’t because when all is said and done, life is too short to experience everything; but if one wills it, they can choose to learn from other people’s experiences.

Sometimes I post religious stuff even though I know not all my readers profess the Christian faith. One thing I’d like to put across though is that the main reason I do it is because I struggle with anxiety and faith gets me past those dark days. With the Way of the Cross for instance; the first time I said those prayers and actually reflected on them was last year. They opened my eyes to faith and I feel I couldn’t have found them at a better time because last year so much happened in my life and the strength I had derived from the prayers got me through it all.

Ergo, this year I decided to share the prayers, so people would reflect on them during this Lenten season, in the hope that they will offer great inspiration to all who read it like they did to me. My intention with this blog, as I’ve stated before, is to inspire, to motivate, and I share what I deem inspirational or something readers can reflect on.

Through Kimberly’s nomination, I feel I’m achieving my aim; and for that I’m immensely grateful. Thank you Kimberly! I also want to thank all my readers; all who spare some time to read my ramblings. Thank you all.

This award doesn’t come with rules but as it is, I’ve read many blogs which I feel are really inspiring. Basically, inspiration-according to the Oxford dictionary-is all about things/people who make one desire to be better/successful; things/people who give us ideas for something, especially something artistic or imaginative. And the thing about inspiration is that one can draw it from anything; it’s all about having an open mind. That said, below is my own list of inspiring nominees:

AB atperspectives on life, universe and anything

Karina Sussanto at Karina’s thought, encouraging and inspiring through God’s word

Findingmyinnercourage

PattyB at thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

VicBriggs at shards of silence

Kim Saeed at letmereach

 

There are no rules – for accepting this award. Just copy it and place it on your blog in a post or wherever you like… link back if you have time to do so.

 

 

THE INVENTIVE BLOGGER AWARD

the inventive blogger award

If there’s someone I feel I can’t than enough, it’s VicBriggs from shards of silence. At this point I’m not even sure saying thank you begins to describe what I feel. When I found out she had nominated me for this amazing award during the holidays, I just went speechless; I didn’t know what to say. I feel so honoured that she finds the time to read my posts and so far has nominated me for two prestigious awards. THANK YOU VIC! I send you many hugs.

Five things I love about blogging:

It’s fun- I’ve made new friends from different parts of the world and for me that’s a big plus since I’m more of an introvert.

I love writing and blogging has given me the chance to share my thoughts with a big audience.

I get to learn new things from different blogs, and I find the whole process incredible because it broadens my view.

Interacting with different people has helped me understand many things because in a way blogs are essentially an insight into people’s minds; how they perceive things and what their perceptions are based on.

I’ve always loved reading and in the blogosphere there’s so much to read. I get a front row seat to see the amazing talents people have. Even though I don’t always get to read as much as I’d want, I must say it’s a really wonderful experience.

 My nominees:

Susan Irene Fox is a follower of Jesus, new Christian and a delightful woman who describes herself as an unfinished human. On her blog she shares her experiences and motivates anyone in need of some uplifting.

Kimberly Jo Cooley. Her passion is creative writing. Her blog Abundantlifeinitiative represents her journey into embarking on her journey into writing full time. There you will find her wonderful pieces; a blog on her writing process, and other interesting things such as book, music, and clothing/store reviews she’s a part of. She is writing a novel, poems and short stories. She also has a passion for the memoir form and enjoys writing non-fiction pieces as well.

Andrea is driven by a fear of getting to 50 and wishing she’d done more. She loves photography, capturing unique moments that can be shared and appreciated by others. She loves to figure out the world and why people do the things they do. Andrea seeks fulfillment and stimulation in everything she does. When she’s not being challenged, and gets bored, she gets ill. She feels like she’s dying on the inside. She started her blog I like the smell of new things when she was spiraling into a heavy depression as a result of extreme stress and exhaustion, and it helped her to have an outlet to write the truth about what seemed to stress her. Since then she’s continued to document the highs and lows of living her life.

Susan Mae Detera, on her blog gasm travels talks about her photographic journey and her experiences which give her that ‘gasm’ feeling. She realized that it is not just traveling that gives her that ‘gasm’ feeling. In her travels, she also explores other things…like food, culture, arts and other adventures that give her the same kind of exhilarating feeling she gets from traveling.

Hence, she also has foodgasm, artgasm, winegasm, eyegasm and any other ‘gasm’ feelings she experiences during her travel.  She has captured, through her viewfinder, all the things, places, nature, wildlife and moments with local people that brought back this ‘gasmic’ feelings of comfort and pleasure. Her blog will show you images from her travels that gave her these ‘gasmic’ feelings.

Elixir of memories. Her love for photography began in 2008, when she went for a holiday with her family to Kerala. She couldn’t stop being awed by the beauty of the place and was frantically trying to capture it all in her camera. Since then she has loved taking pictures of even the tiniest things that make her happy. It may look insignificant to some, but for her those tiny little things are what make up her life. She particularly loves black and white photography with a splash of color as well as Macro photography.

Ann Friend’s blog, afriendofjesus2013.com is a place for anyone who wants to know more about the Word of God, developing a deeper and personal relationship with Jesus Christ or get encouragement. Her blog is a site anyone looking for daily inspiration would want to visit.

Ajaytao, describes himself as an extremely introverted guy, who will never open up to anybody until he feels deeply intimate with that person. Since being diagnosed with cancer he’s decided to open up and share his thoughts and feelings with the world. On his blog he shares everything he’s so passionate about, be it Pictures, Books, EBooks, Poetry, Religious Text, Quotes etc. etc. He says “Everything is just directly what I liked from my heart.”

Directions for you to accept the The Inventive Blogger Award

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the The Inventive Blogger Award.

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen- there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required- and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Include in your blog post *FIVE* things that you enjoy about blogging.

4. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them- (please don’t alter the instructions or the badge!)

5. Come over and say hello to the originator of the “The Inventive Blogger Award” via this link: http://DonCharisma.org/2013/12/24/christmas-awards-the-inventive-blogger-award

6. And as a winner of the award- please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award, and then proudly display the award on your blog.

Congratulations to all the nominees.