Well … I was tipped off at work today that there may be a position opening up that would mean a promotion for me if I got it (a raise, yeah!) …
… AND I was nominated for the Liebster Award. What a week!
I am honoured to be nominated based on my still very humble beginnings. Although there is no prize, and it really only means that 1 other blogger looked at my blog, it is still very exciting for me. At this point, with only a few posts published, having 1 person read my posts, see my concept, and nominate me means a lot.
Thank you Sadiya Bello at Bedtime Blabber for the nomination. It means so much more than you might realize.
Sadiya writes a blog borne of curiosity and challenge. Take a look and learn something new. Perhaps you will spark some interesting conversation with her there.
So, what is the Liebster Award?
That is a good question. Before my nomination, I knew that it was an award for new blogs but that was all. Turns out there is more to it.
After the nomination and acceptance there are 2 further steps. First, I am to provide more information about me and my blog by answering a few questions. Second, nominate a number of other new blogs for the award. The criteria for the nominations are: (1) they haven’t been nominated yet; (2) they have less than 1,000 followers; and (3) they are willing to participate.
Without further adieu let’s move on in this award process.
All about me!
What is the most rewarding thing about blogging for me? I process life through the written word. I always have. I had a blog during university for random thoughts and I found reward from organizing my thought dump into a coherent statement and that others found my posts worthy to read. Now, many years later, I decided to set up this blog as a place to share my failures and how I have used them to move forward. I also set this blog up to allow others to do the same (anonymously or not, their choice). I still find reward in processing my jumbled thoughts into organized statements but I believe I will find further reward in helping others. I look forward to learning from each failure story that is submitted.
What is my favourite travel destination and why? Without hesitation, South America. I used to speak spanish well but have become rusty. I love the opportunity to immerse myself in the language and culture. While I practise speaking Spanish I also find the differences in terrain throughout the continent to be amazing and beautiful. There’s so much to see and explore there.
My guilty pleasure. Definitely television. I limit my son’s screen time all day then binge watch shows after he has gone to sleep. One day, when he has grown up, I will admit this hypocrisy to him. But for now I will enjoy my shows. Watching now: Orphan Black.
What am I most grateful for? My son. I never wanted to be a mom. I was a professional and I spent almost every day either at work or working at home. I did not think I could balance work and motherhood and I really enjoyed working. There is a long story as to how I became a mom. The story is not great but the outcome is amazing. Every day I marvel at the things he learns and the fact that I get to witness it. By the way, my commitment to work? Changed. I tried to balance motherhood and my professional life for awhile but in the end decided it was not worth it. Last year I took a much lower paying job based on the employer’s focus on family. I am truly grateful to be able to work at a job that allows me to use my skills and abilities but that gives me plenty of time with my son and time for myself.
If there was a tagline for your life what would it be? I can think of a few:
Tag! You’re it!! (that was the first thing that came to mind)
Scattered on the inside yet convincingly organized on the outside.
- Everything changes so embrace what you have right now.
I was told to nominate 5-10 blogs. I have reviewed so many good ones that it was tough to choose. So, I chose a full 10. Here they are!
- When Emily Goes Out!
- Bipolar Battle.
- Happily Alice
- Recovery Republic.
- Sienny Loves Drawing
- Keeping up with Denisa
- Be Kind 2 Each Other
- Cassidy’s Adventures
- Life with Isabelle
That’s it! I must say it was fun going through other newbie blogs. There are some great blogs out there!
All the best to my 10 nominees. I look forward to perusing your blogs over the weeks/months/ years to come!