Not sure when this actually happened, or really why it happened. I just found it today and I am still learning that sometimes it is just because.
Starting my day out with an award from a blogging buddy who I am always amazed by. What he shares on his blog is a pretty cool way to begin any day. His fabulous and moving art, his provocative and tellings shares, his funny stories, and quite possibly the most endearing aspect I find is his rebel ways.
In some way this blogger who creates on his blog Strange Trip Times @ http://strangetriptimes.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/inspiring/ has found reasons to award me The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I am very thankful and grateful for his thoughtfulness.
THIS AWARD COMING FROM STRANGE TRIP TIMES IS REALLY WHAT IS INSPIRING. I CANNOT THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR THIS KIND AND GENTLE SHOW OF SUPPORT. YOU ARE ONE CRAZY & INSPIRING HAPPY HIPPIE DUDE WHOSE WRITINGS AND ART SPEAKS TO THIS PURPOSEFUL HAPPY HIPPIE CHIC~QUITE OFTEN WE HAPPEN TO SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE~
This blogger has blown me away with his art to be sure, which I happen to find to my taste. Once I started reading his posts I discovered a guy who is not afraid to be in touch with what he feels. I know this not because I know him personally; I know it because his writing tells his readers what he’s thinking and how he is feeling about those thoughts. I find this rare for the gents in my generation to share like this. When I read his posts they either reach a place in the heart or mind, or he will post something that is a funny and that gives me a good belly laugh. And.. I find his rebellious statements about life and the world incredibly thought-provoking. I have to remind myself that this is a man of my own world, a Baby Boomer. I have to remind myself that this is not a man of Hemingway’s world. I think that you would find his blog fascinating, His is one of the first blogs I started to follow as a newbie to blogging.
Now on to the award. I am supposed to reveal seven (why seven I wonder) things about myself and then also nominate 10 to 12 others. I liked the way that my Awarder presented his requirements. Neat and tidy, to the point. I so wish sometimes that I was organized in that way. But it’s my reality that I’m coming to terms with that I am not comfortable unless I have a bt of clutter. Piles of books, magazines, art supplies, yarn and crocheted projects all help to allow my safe being to be in place. OH! ..Oh…I could have used that as one of the seven things to reveal about myself . I’ll never have a tidy desk, and I’ll always write hundreds of more words than I really may need to. I’ll not ever create a tidy and neat post that is well-organized, that is not who I am,. Despite that I admire this so much in others.
Awarding others is bittersweet. I want to name you all and having to choose is painful. I follow these blogs for good reasons, not just because I can. If you find that you have not visited any of these Blogs that I name here I have to say I think you’re missing out. Drop by and have a look-see, I think you’ll find some really talented people from all walks of life, and from all over this wide world.
To these bloggers that I recognize here today please know that it is indeed done so in the spirit of finding inspiration from you and your blogs. This kind of inspiration is what helps set our own creative wings soaring. Thank you for that today, and for everyday knowing that we are just one click away from finding absolute inspiration.
I am awarding each and every one of the Blogs that I follow on a regular basis along with these mentioned. Please know that if your blog name is not listed it is not because you are not deserving. In most cases I think I am doing you a favor by not having you repeat the same awards, over & over again. And then there are some of you for reasons of your own who openly accept the acknowledgement but they have reasons for not participating. Good reasons, and not meant to slight any award or awardees. Other wise all your names would be added here,
CONGRATULAIONS TO EACH AND EVERY BLOGGER THAT I FOLLOW. YOU ALL ARE OUTSTANDING AND TALENTED PEOPLE WHO DESERVE THIS AWARD.
Seven Self Reveals:
I am also going to try to adopt the style of participation that the blogger who awarded me used. I actually find that this is done in the name of Inspiration. He has inspired me to be more raw and real with my own reveal. Kind of scary……..
So Cheers to my Inspiring Blogger who has indeed inspired me to be real, and to be raw.
I am survivor and thriver of childhood sexual abuse.
I sadly have the tendency to be judgemental of parents who let someone else raise their children.
My mother, father, both maternal and paternal grandparents drank to the point if it becoming a disease in them.
I do not drink
I grew up in a chaotic and violent home.
I left home and was on my own at age 15
I am happily married to the best man this Baroness could ever have hoped for. My Baron, the father of our two daughters. They, who were the minority in the school regarding parental relationships. Our girls had parent’s that had chosen to be together forever, and as best friends. Our home is a happy home still 42 years later. Today they still think that it’s pretty cool.
The moral to this is that you do not have to become that which you came from.
My broken home as a child was a teaching ground for me while I was there. I knew exactly what I did not want my life as an adult to become. I did not have a choice as a child. As an adult, albeit an emancipated one at age 15, I had a choice. And I was and still am living by my choice.