The beautiful gal over at Creatively Sensitive surprised me the other day with a blog award! She is one of the sweetest people I know- a great cheerleader to many, a strong, yet gentle creative soul, and an amazing photographer. If you haven't checked her blog out yet, you really should. She's involved in a lot of creative challenges this year- she is such an inspiration and has become a great friend of mine over the past few months.
Part of the blog award is that you get to answer some questions, and then pass the award on to someone else that you enjoy. So... here are my answers to the questions:
Q1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously so that you could be anonymous now? Nope- not anonymous. I don't think my last name is anywhere on my blog, but it probably wouldn't be hard to find. I'm pretty sure you can get here indirectly from my FB profile, too, though I don't advertise this blog over there. Part of letting go of the shame surrounding my disease is kind of coming out of the dark about it, so I'm glad that I am no longer anonymous. (This started out a "private" blog, but last November, I was inspired to go "public").
Q2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side. Though I think I'm pretty forgiving, there are times that I think I have to be uncompromising when I feel I have been wronged. This, unfortunately results in a stalemate with certain people and family members (we usually get through it, though). And I hate stale. However, it has also protected a broken heart. Ummmmm... have you read this post?
Q3. What do you really see when you look at yourself in the mirror? Someone that I know is a great girl.
Q4. What is your favorite summer cold drink? Margarita(s). On the rocks. With salt. And lots and lots and lots of water.
Q9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events? I enjoy sharing my true self- it's really hard to know how much to share online, though. I'm sure anyone reading this can relate. But I think the parts that make us human, make us feel connected. And I really love feeling connected. And starting sentences with the word "And" (it makes me feel rebellious).
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Q10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why? I'd definitely read a book. I don't know why, but I hate talking on the phone. I like writing letters (the old school "snail-mail" way or through email and social networking sites) to people or seeing them in person to stay in touch. Something about the phone makes me feel so awkward- even with close friends. I'm not sure why.
I'm so thankful for all of the people I've met, connected with, and reconnected with online. The best purchase I made last year with my disability money was my laptop (and catching up on my rent with my ever-patient landlord!). Having said that, I'd like to pass this award on to Lisa of Life Unity. She is an amazing woman, yogi, mama, wife, etc. who bares her soul so honestly and openly with readers. She ponders the deep and nagging questions of life with great awareness and humor. She's been on my regular, daily reading list since I got a computer again! Check out her blog for some great discussion. And thank you, Lisa, for reminding me that Life Is Good!