I would like to thank Nilakshi from Marakimusings for nominating me for this fun and uplifting award. She offers personal growth advice empowering her followers to be joyous, to overcome fears, and self-sabotaging behavior. Hey, we can all use a little help with our renegade thoughts, and distractive habits. MerakiMusings is here to provide tips and tricks to help one live a more creative, loved, fulfilled, abundant, and inspired life. Please stop by when you have some time.
The Sunshine Blogger is awarded to bloggers straight from the blogging community as a way of inspiring and promoting the creative work of fellow bloggers. What a joy it is to be acknowledged by ones colleagues and for goodness sakes I finally have something to brag about!
Honestly, I have met many wonderful people through the blogging community and have been deeply touched and inspired by the writing of this talented group. Please stop by and enjoy the writing of the bloggers I have nominated they are an extraordinary bunch.
Sunshine Blogger Award Rules
- Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.
- List the Sunshine Blogger Award rules and display the logo on your site.
- Answer the Sunshine Blogger Award questions.
- Nominate your favorite bloggers and ask them some new questions.
- Notify the nominees about their nominations.
My nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award:
(It’s okay if you do not wish to participate, we’ll refrain from subjecting you to intense ridicule, and name-calling. That’s so 2019.)
- Data and Donuts by Bonny McClain
- Cynthia Harrison Blog by Cynthia Harrison
- Carrot Ranch by Charli Mills
- Beetleypete by Pete Johnson
- Pink Gazelle by Maryanne Pope
- Managing Grief by Elaine Mansfield
- Janet Given Blog by Janet Given
- Tuesdays with Laurie by Laurie Buchanan
- Your New Best Friend by Kara Post-Kennedy
- A Dad’s Vacation Blog by Michael Severance
My questions to answer:
- How different is your life compared to one year ago?
- Last year brought many joyful surprises, amazing travel, and a fair amount grief into my life. Two of my four children moved to new and exciting locations, daughter number two is engaged with plans to marry in 2020, and although we were fortunate to travel to Missouri, Portugal, Alaska, and Canada, grief and sorrow for my beloved brother-in-law has permeated the year, and his presence is deeply missed.
- Have you ever conquered a fear?
- Pushing my children out of the next so they can fly.
- How do you practice self-care, or how would you spend 1 hour if you can make for yourself every day?
- Every minute of my one hour would be spent at the lake, watching the birds, sipping red wine, writing in the doublewide chair by the hearth, charcuterie tray by my side, while my husband rubs my feet with essential oils. Right?
- Any personal anthem you may have?
- You can’t control what happens in this life but you can decide on the attitude with which you will encounter all things.
- What do you prefer, Kindle or Paperback?
- Always and forever paperback. I’m a textual person and love the feel of turning actual pages with my fingertips.
- One piece of advice to your future self?
- Be true unto thyself.
- Do you prefer a road trip or a scenic train ride?
- I’m a fan of road trips because it allows for unexpected stops and unique finds along the way. There is nothing more enchanting than stumbling upon an extraordinary view, some exquisite antique shop, or local restaurant with authentic cuisine and boutique wines. BooYah!
- What is one thing you are confident to achieve in 2020?
- I will watch my daughter enter into a beautiful marriage, my granddaughters will continue to blossom, and undeservedly may my writing, wrinkles, and wisdom improve.
- What is the one character trait you want to be remembered for?
- If not welcoming and kind than whatever impression was made I hope is conveniently forgotten.
- If you become a millionaire overnight, what would be the first thing you would do with the money?
- Travel (which includes a new wardrobe, fabulous restaurants, charming chalets, maybe a sports car with which to get around)!
- What is your greatest strength?
- Resilience, it comes with age, whatever comes my way I can side step if need be.
My Questions to Nominees:
- Share with us a moment of genuine surprise in the last year?
- Explain how someone has enriched your life?
- What did you recently read, see, or watch that inspired a life change or new vision?
- What recently made you laugh out loud?
- What is your mantra for 2020?
I’m Living in the Gap, drop my anytime, we’ll compare awards 🙂