I woke up yesterday with a comment on one of my posts from Emma from a blog called Year of Vulnerability that she had nominated me for a “Real Neat Blog Award”. She’s citing the vulnerability that I have shown with my writing as cause for the nomination. Funny thing is that I actually found Emma’s blog right after I had started my own when I literally searched blogs for “vulnerability”. I find myself being pulled towards people who are moving beyond their fears and walls of protection to open themselves up to living more full, more free, and more joyous lives. I highly recommend that you head over and check out Emma’s blog! It is full of inspiration to just be yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and live for your own joy! Thank you, Emma, for the nomination, but more importantly, thank you for the continued inspiration and motivation that you give me to open up and be even more vulnerable and authentic in my own life! One day, you and I are going to hang out and have a lot of fun! I’m sure of it!
- Here’s how the award works:
- Put the award logo on your blog.
- Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
- Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
- Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
- Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc).
- Ask your nominees 7 questions
Are you a perfectionist?
Oh yes! I like to say I’m a recovering perfectionist. I have realized that 1. perfection only prevents me from doing things that I want to do because it usually makes the task feel much more difficult to start 2. setting an expectation for myself of perfection makes me feel really shitty because true perfection isn’t attainable and 3. perfection is the cockblocker of creativity! hahaha! (I loved the quote on your page!) So short answer is yes, but that it is something I am currently working to overcome.
What is the scariest thing you have ever done?
Like you, Emma, my crazy and scary are different from what some may say. The scariest thing I have ever done is allow a person to cause me to question and feel bad about everything I did, said, and felt.
Who do you admire?
I have so many people in my life that I admire. But, for this question, I will focus on one. My dear friend, Emie. The Universe so kindly placed Emie on my path this year and my life has been better for it ever since. I admire that she has faced many huge life challenges that she has overcome in such beautiful and profound ways. Emie has four kids and managed to start a healing business devoted to helping others in body, mind, and spirit all while going through a divorce. I am constantly in awe of Emie! She juggles so much yet she emits such a radiant light that it’s nearly blinding! Emie is such a shining example of how to live life to the fullest and she inspires me daily. I am so lucky to call her my friend. Check her out at: Balanced Living: Craniosacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Life Coaching
What trait do you love about yourself?
I love that I am adventurous. I am always up for trying something new, traveling to new places, and meeting new people. The Universe we live in is amazing and I want to experience as many cool things that bring me joy in this short life as possible!
What have you been giving yourself a hard time about?
I really want to change my current custody schedule with my son so that we have weekend time together. I changed my work schedule to reflect this desire, so I am off every other weekend now, but our custody schedule has remained the same so far. So I have not yet had my son during one of my weekends off. And he has had to spend time with friends or a sitter when I’ve had to work during the week when I have him. It’s been a difficult adjustment for both of us and I have been really hard on myself for changing my work schedule, because I don’t like missing any time with my son. But I am doing my best to hold onto the fact that I know that our relationship will be better off when we have days off from work and school together during the school year.
Do you believe in yourself?
Yes! It has taken me a lot of life experience to get to that point, but there’s no denying that I am capable of doing anything I put my mind to, because I have spent my life up to now flying by the seat of my pants doing just that!
Do you like being naked? (Seriously, I’m obsessed with being naked)
Haha!! YES!!! Funny you ask! I have had some of the happiest moments of my life while I’ve been skinny dipping in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and hot springs!! It seriously makes my soul so happy! Skinny dipping is one of my favorite things to do EVER!!
I don’t have a lot of blogs that I follow yet, (and of course one of them was already nominated for this award), but a few that I have really enjoyed reading that I am going to nominate for this award are:
Note to Nominees: I really appreciate the authenticity that you both show with your blogs! I truly believe that the things that you write about are creating a positive ripple effect into the Universe. You are helping to make the world a better place. I am grateful for you, and the words that you share with all of us. Thank you so much for being you! I’d love to read your answers to the following questions if you feel inclined to participate!
7 Questions for my Nominees if they choose to participate:
- Is there a specific experience in your life that you view as a sort of turning point for how you view/move through life and the world?
- What motivated you to start your blog?
- What is something you do that brings you the most joy in life?
- Who do you admire?
- What is one positive thing that has happened in your life recently?
- If you knew that today was going to be your last day in this life, what would you do?
- What trait do you love most about yourself?