I was recently nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award on April 23rd by the Spirit Keeper! I’d like to thank The Spirit Keeper for nominating me and recognizing my blog. There are so many talented writers out there and so many wonderful blogs, I am always humbled to be recognized, especially by the talented writers that have nominated me for these awards.
I’d invite everyone to check out The Spirit Keeper’s blog as it is probably one of the most diverse and thought provoking blogs I follow.
I usually don’t follow the rules of the nomination but I make up my own rules. I love that The Spirit Keeper routinely posts inspirational and thought-provoking quotes. I would encourage each of my followers to type “Quote” into the Word Press Reader search engine and find a new blog to follow based upon that search.
But, I had a request from Rebbit7 to please answer the questions so, Rebbit7, I’m answering the questions, just for you (but everyone else can read them, if you want).
1. Tell us something about yourself stating a) your country of origin b) likes & dislikes c) school where you studied
A. I am originally from Savannah, Georgia, but grew up in Louisiana within the United States. I have been all over the United States but only outside of it once. When I was two or three, my family went to Quebec in Canada. The only thing I remember about the trip was my father attempting to place an order at a McDonald’s and the cashiers speaking French and not being able to readily understand his English, thus his increasing frustration. While I can appreciate different cultures, unlike about 99.995% of the people I encounter in life (I’ve done the math), I don’t have a desire to travel the world and see other places. If it happens, great. If not, great too. I guess my goals in life are different.
B. Likes: Lifting weights, Running, Music, Good Wine and Beer, Chimenea, Cars, Poetry, Iced Tea, Discussion, Alone Time, Independence, Goals, Jigsaw Puzzles, Sunsets, My Ipod, Beautiful Women
Dislikes: Laziness, Cheap Beer and Wine, Arguing, Liars, Cold Weather, Selfishness, Getting up in the Morning, Complainers (Negative Nancys, Debbie Downers, Jane Complains), Excuses, Betrayal
C. I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and from the Honors Program.
I also earned a Masters of Science in Forensic Science with a concentration in Forensic Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University.
I’m very proud of my academic achievements. I sacrificed greatly to earn those degrees.
2. Share some facts of life leading to your blogging or what made you blog?
I’ve written about this very subject in great detail in my post entitled “Why the Blog?” and “Poetry.” I’d encourage you to read them if you are interested. Basically, my divorce spurred my writing and the divorce, spurred with some other major life changes within an 18 month period, inspired me to start my blog.
3. In your opinion, is blogging worth your time spent? Explain or expand your answer.
Blogging has brought me more joy and happiness than I could have ever imagined. When I started this process, I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go. I know I did want to share some of my poetry but I was kind of afraid at first -afraid to open that part of myself to the world. My experiences in blogging have been very positive. I’ve met so many wonderful people. It is amazing how cruel people can be that you find in the “real world” and how total strangers on the internet can be so encouraging, supportive, and inspirational. To each of you, I say thank you. You have inspired me to see there are others out there that have had similar journeys and tribulations as I have had in life. We aren’t alone – even when we think we are. As I have felt more comfortable in writing, I have been inspired to test the limits of my writing and share more.
I’m proud to say I’ve met people that I call true friends. Not internet friends – but real friends.