Sisterhood Award? How freaking awesome is that?!?

Just a few short months ago, I was clueless to blogging.  I still consider myself to be a newbie.  Tonight, I logged on to WP and found that I had been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.  I am literally speechless.  A sincere thanks to Wax.  Please… if you aren’t already following her, go check her out.  Pure awesomeness she is. 

And her summary of the award?  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Did you ever think we’d see this day?  I want to live in Australia someday.  Now, thanks to WP, I have Australian buddies.  Awesome!!!  We may all be worlds apart, BUT, like Wax says, we all share some kind of connection.  We trust each other with our most deepest, sacred thoughts.  We have established friendships, and expanded our support circles.  I love each and every one of you.  It is because of you that I continue to write.  Each one of you inspires me in some way.  Even the haters…  You motivate me with your nastiness to be even more positive.  I don’t necessarily love the haters, but I love that their negativity is inspiring.  Unfortunately, because of time restraints, I am unable to follow through with all the rules that accompany the award.  Between writing and doctor’s appointments, school and karate, life is taking it’s toll on me, that’s for sure.  However, it’s only fair that I answer the questions.  So, here goes nothin’!  And again, thank you Wax (http://waxyworld.wordpress.com) for the nomination.  You have no idea how honored I am.  I wish you nothing but the very best life has to offer!!

 

My Questions

  1. Who do you miss right now? A long time ago, I believe I had the start of a relationship established with a family member of mine.  We are polar opposites, but I love this family member nonetheless.  This is who I miss.  I believe if they chose to change their perception, we have the potential to actually be close.  However, I don’t see that day any time in my near future.   
  2. What’s the story behind your name? (Or do you have any idea why your parents gave you that name?)This is actually pretty funny.  My name is Kathleen, but I go by Kate.  My mom wanted me to be Katie, but didn’t know you could put nicknames on birth certificates.  So, that’s how I got the name, and I believe I was named after a close friend of my parents.
  3. What is the one thing you are most proud of? Hands down, 100%, MY son.
  4. If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why? 5 Because that’s when thee world seemed right to me.  I was innocent and naïve, curious but cautious. Yup.  I’d want to be 5 again.
  5. What is your greatest addiction? Anyone who knows me knows this would have to be pens.  I’ve got boxes and boxes of them.  I love them ALL.
  6. What is the most common compliment people give you? Everyone loves my eyes, and that’s all I ever hear.  I’m thinking of getting colored contacts, because it’s getting old. 
  7. What is your favorite part of the day? When both of my boys are home safe and sound.
  8. Who would you like to play your life story in a movie? Why? Sandra Bullock, because I love her.  No resemblance at all.  I just absolutely adore her.
  9. Do you prefer sweet or salty snacks? It depends on the day, but once I have something sweet, I have to follow it up with something salty.  Balance I guess. : )
  10. If you had a magic lamp and the genie granted you 3 wishes, what would the 3 wishes be? 1. World Peace.  Way too much unnecessary violence. 2. To bring someone back to life who was taken far too early. 3. For all my loved ones to find, know, have and keep true happiness. 

 

And there you have it…  Thanks again.  It is very much appreciated.

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Leibster Award

Abbie over at “A Place to Be” just nominated me for the Liebster Award!!  Thank you so much Abbie!  I didn’t sign up for blogging to gain a following, but I’ve come to learn how important you all are; yourself included Abbie. I’ve learned so much from all of you and you’re all so inspiring.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you all.  So, on to the rules:

The rules of the award:

  • You have to link back to the person that nominated you. (That was Abbie, linked up there, here she is again, in case you missed it!)
  • You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
  • After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
  • You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
  • You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

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Questions From Abbie:

  1.  Read on screen or old school book? Nothing better than a solid book in my hand.  Love the feel and the smell.  My personal opinion?  This electronic era is going to ruin it for the next generation.  I want my grandchildren to ask me what war was; not a book.
  2. You have a night in, what’s the best way to spend it? Reading, writing and snuggling with my boys.  Maybe watching a movie.  But quiet.  Too much energy drains me.
  3. Favourite book (sorry, two book questions already, can’t help myself!)? Right now?  Seth Speaks
  4. Favourite place in the world – that you’ve been to? Georgia.  Everyone I met is so nice down there!!
  5. The place you would most like to go? Um… Australia.  Without a doubt.  And if this beheading crap continues, that’s exactly where we’re going.
  6. Bungee jump or skydive (I haven’t done either but would probably skydive)? Skydive.  I’d love the free fall and then letting the wind carry me through the sky so I could take in the scenery.
  7. What’s the best part of blogging for you? Meeting all of the people I have.  Everyone on here has been nothing but nice.  LOVE it!
  8. Most played song over the last month? Nothing but country.  Not just one song, but if it’s country, it’s playing.
  9. Favourite smell (for me, fresh cut grass, home baking, the beach)? My boyfriend.
  10. Best holiday memory? Getting my dollhouse.  My parents surprised me with that.  I thought I was all done opening presents when my brother comes upstairs with a huge box in his hands.  I will never forget that.
  11. Best tip for other new bloggers? Just keep writing what you write.  Other bloggers will find you.

 

My Nominees:

1. Tempest Rose – Just because she cracks me up!!

2. Rachael – Because she has helped me tremendously!!

3. Fazal Abbas – Because he inspires me and truly does great work!

4. Swetank – Because he is a very positive person and inspires me to be the same.

5. Kitt O’Malley – Because she’s ALWAYS got something sweet to say.

6.  Joatman14 – Because he’s curious, and always wants facts and truth.  He’s Real.

7. Brickhousechick – Because we can relate on so many levels!

8. Waywordness – Extremely optimistic and I LOVE it!!

9. Anna – An absolute doll with awesome advice!!

I know I’m supposed to pick 11 but my son’s doctor just called and screwed up everything.  I’m not even sure if I’m doing this right.  Just know that if I could, I’d nominate ALL of you!!  You have all been nothing but positive, inspiring and each of you are greatly appreciated!!  Without you, I’d be no one, writing for myself each day.  Your encouragement means more than I could ever put into words.

 

My questions to YOU:

1.  Why me?  What do I provide that has you coming back for more?

2.  Why did you begin blogging?

3.  This Peace Movement… are you ready to make people more aware?  Peace is the ONLY answer.

4.  If I handed you $1,000,000 what would you do with it?

5.  What is your best advice for gaining more followers?

6.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

7.  Do you wear your heart on your sleeve or are you more reserved, making others earn your trust?

8.  Favorite vacation spot?

9.  Are you a cat person or a dog person?

10.  I love to write, but right now, I’m in a funk.  What would you say to get me back into writing?

11.  Favorite color?

Inspiring!! Woo hoo!!

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Being fairly new to WordPress and blogging itself, you can imagine my surprise when the AWESOME Jemverse nominated ME for such an award.  I try.  I really do; to inspire someone…ANYONE on a daily basis.  I am teaching my son that happiness is a choice, and it would be great if I could teach a few of my fellow bloggers along the way.  It’s beyond an honor to not only be nominated, but to accept such an award!  My sincerest thanks for your acknowledgment of my “heartwarming blog.”  Thank you so very much!!  I am extremely proud to display this on my page AND have the opportunity to nominate fellow bloggers whom I believe deserve such recognition.

To accept this award, awardees must

  • Display the award on their blog
  • Announce their win with a blog post and thank the blogger who made the nomination
  • Present 10 deserving bloggers with the award
  • Link the awardees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment (or ping-back)
  • Include an embedded video of their current favorite song

My nominations will go to the following blogs, all of which I follow…

 1. Being a Huntress –  Forever trying to help get my B.A.D. off the ground!

 2. Cielo  – For constant motivation and kind words.

 3. Zareen 3 – Nothing but kind things to say!

 4. Dani – Being honest, and acknowledging it publicly is extremely admirable!

 5. Muzzy – My Australian follower and blogger friend!

 6. Fazal Abass – One person who has made a significant difference in MY self confidence!

 7. Blossoms World –  For the beautiful work that comes day after day

 8. Love Happy Notes –  Need I say any more?  Daily inspiration!

 9. Tired Ella – Just on pure genius alone!

10. The Fickle Heartbeat – Always an intellectual read!

 

I have absolutely no idea how to embed a video, so my current favorite song can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwgCBRj3dn4

 

I tried to follow all of the rules to the best of my ability, but as I said, I’m fairly new to all of this.  I am grateful for the acknowledgment and so badly wish we could nominate more than 10 fellow bloggers, as there are so many more I would nominate.  Thank you all for your continued support!!  And enjoy this award because you’ve earned it!!

Until next time…

~Kate