As a newbie blogger, I am truly honored and humbled by being nominated for the Sunshine Award by fellow blogger jensinewall, whose blog posts have made me laugh out loud and inspired me to think about something in a new way. I hope you will check out her blog when you have a moment.
Three months ago, I didn’t even understand what a blog was and I had no idea how to actually follow a blog if I happened to find one I thought was interesting. Since I started newsofthetimes.org, I feel like I have entered an alternate universe, where life is as it should be.
The blogging universe is such a supportive place, full of incredibly talented people, who encourage each other to create and explore. I have been truly touched by the people that I have met in a few short months and cannot express my appreciation enough for jensinewall and all of the other people who have inspired and encouraged my work.
There are a few rules to accepting this award:
- Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
- Answer 10 questions about yourself.
- Nominate other fabulous bloggers.
- Link your nominees to this post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
- Share the love and link the person who nominated you.
What is a favorite childhood memory? Most of my favorite childhood memories revolve around my summer camp, Camp Conowingo, which I attended all summer, every summer from age 6 until I was 14 or 15. We slept in platform tents, roasted marshmallows and sang songs around a campfire, swam, hiked, biked and canoed. I am sure that this experience is what attracted me to Colorado and made me who I am today.
What is a real fear you have? I am afraid of getting too consumed in my work and neglecting the people who are most important to me.
How would you describe yourself? Spontaneous, adventurous, outdoorsy, animated, hopefully funny and sometimes thoughtful. Up for just about anything, at least once!
What Countries have you lived in? Just the US, but I have travelled a lot and aspire to live abroad someday – just about anywhere!
What is your style? Outdoor comfort – REI chic!
What is your favorite breakfast food? Sunrise sandwich at the South Side Walnut Café in Boulder, CO
What are some of your hobbies? Biking, photography, camping, hiking, triathlons, reading, watching movies
If you could tell people anything, what would be the most important thing to say? Get involved in your life and the world around you. The world needs your unique set of knowledge, experience and wisdom.
What is one of your passions? Purses…and politics
What is the one truth you have learned? No matter how bad things get, the sun will always rise eventually.
Ten blogs that inspire me:
Hughcurtler: Very thoughtful commentary on the issues of the day by a retired philosophy Professor whose passion for improving the education system is really inspiring
Ecopolitical Economics: Great insight into the economy and politics
Mindful Stew: Thought-provoking posts that make me think
The Solipsistic Me: A social justice warrior, especial for the LGBTQ community
Musings of an Old Fart: Very thoughtful musings on important topics of the day
For the Love of Books: Has reignited my passion for reading and books
Where’s my Backpack?: Fun photo challenges and inspiring photography
Seapunk2: Beautiful writer and a quick wit
Raising the Curtain: Funny, insightful and well written with a good dose of imagery
Talk to Diana: Thoughtful and funny at the same time – that’s a skill!
If you can believe it, as I was writing this, For the Love of Books nominated me for a versatile blogger award! So stay tuned for that acceptance speech in the next week.
Thanks again to jensinewall for the kudos! I am truly honored.