It has been a while since I have been on the receiving end of the multiple awards that circle the blogging community, so I must thank Brittny Lee of Dawning Creations for sharing the love of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award with me!
If you have not visited Brittny’s website, I invite you to take a look at her shared memories and carefully crafted poems that transport the reader into the moment of the piece.
The Rules of this Award:
Thank the person who have nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
• Answer your nominator’s questions.
• Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
• Notify your nominees by visiting and commenting on their blog.
• List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
• Provide the link to the Award creator.
Brittny posed some thought-provoking questions!
- What inspired you to start blogging personally?
I started blogging after an angry encounter with a group of people online inspired me to write a piece of my thoughts on child spanking. Writing helped me work through my emotions and come out calm. I wanted to share the article, so I took a page out of my mother’s blogging book and started Nin Chronicles.
As I continued to write, I tried my hand at poetry. I figure, as a writer, it is good to explore as many different types of writing as possible and, as you can see, I love writing poems.
It has been challenging to balance out the topics I write about, but I write what I love and that makes me happy. I am happier still to meet people who enjoy what I write and who write in ways that make me smile.
In its simplest form, I started blogging to share what I have to say.
- Who are you closest to and why?
I have a lot of good friends and family, and, naturally, blogging has brought me closer to many people in the blogosphere as well. I am close to many of my friends, but I think I am closest to my family.
I am with my family every day and, though there are times when it becomes overwhelming and I wander what it would be like to live alone, I cannot ignore the relationships I have with the people I live with.
My family is supportive. We try to support each other in all of our different ventures, no matter how different they may be from our own, and come together to make dreams happen.
- Who inspires you? An artist? A friend?
It so hard to pin down inspiration to one person. I am inspired by the soft earth when I am out weeding. I am inspired by the angry mother in the parking lot of a grocery store. I am inspired by the little things that happen when no one is looking. I am inspired by the things people know happen yet chose to ignore.
- What are your favorite hobbies?
Writing is currently one of my hobbies, but I look forward to turning it into a career. I often say I will write my way through life.
Besides writing, I love to garden and sing. I pick up songs from movies and, though my imitations sometimes lack the appropriate tune, daily practice draws me closer to the recreating the tone of the song in my voice.
I started cooking young, and the love of creating food has stayed with me ever since, calling me to work at restaurants as well travel and cook at camps. I was looking forward to cooking at another camp this year, but it looks like meeting up with old friends around a dinner table will have to wait until next July.
- Do you consider yourself an introvert, an extrovert, or both? Why?
I consider myself more of an introvert, simply because it takes me a while to open up around people I do not know. It is hard to make new friends, though, unless I run into an extrovert, so I have worked on starting conversations instead of waiting for them to happen.
Though I am an introvert, once I start talking and find my rhyme, I turn into an extrovert and will talk until I run out of responses!
My Questions to the Nominees:
- What is your favorite meal, and why?
- What is a moment in your life you are proud of?
- What is your favorite childhood memory, and why?
- What is your favorite family tradition?
- Why do you write?
Adam of Dad Does Autism: I love his honest outlook on raising children with autism as he shares stories coming from his everyday.
Jen of Diffusing the Tension: She shares some amazing tips on overcoming small anxieties and living each day to the fullest.
Anika of Chapters of May: Warming photography and some of the best and most connectable book reviews I have come across. Need I say more?
Giulia of Tidbits of Care: I love her cosy posts on self-care, knitting, and her eclectic teacup collection!
Aimsy of Aimsy’s Antics: Her craft ideas and step-by-step tutorials on how to make everything from a square-cornered make-up bag to your own face cream inspire my days.
Andi of Diary of a Gay Dad: I love reading his colorful stories of daily life with five young kids and Dalmatian hounds!
Nidhi of Sunnies my Bunnies: She shares her love of learning alongside her kids through stories and poems.
A Writer’s Soul Blog: is the soul of a writer, sharing beautiful poetry from the heart.
Mermaid of A Mermaid’s Pen: The name alone of this elegant poetic little place is enough to make me smile. I love the poems living with emotion and stories Mermaid shares.
Much thanks again to Brittny Lee of Dawning Creations for this kind nomination! I am beyond pleased to be able to share the love with fellow writers.
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