Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The versatile blog ...

I love blogging. Some days I'm good at it...some days not so much. I like to write as if I am writing in my journal, letting the words flow from my finger tips. Sometimes I get apprehensive about others reactions but it doesn't keep me from holding back. If you can't take what I write then it's ok to move on. I've talked about some personal hurtful things not looking for sympathy just freedom from the prison I often keep myself in. But I also talk about happy things, mundane things, sometimes even crazy. IMO, I'm a versatile blogger (?).

Sarah at "The Gatsby Diaries" tagged me in her blog the other day with the Versatile Blpgger Award (?). Thank you Sarah-I greatly enjoy reading your blog. You (IMO) write about real things; real things that are close to your heart.

Upon rec'ing the award I am to:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award; 2. Share seven things about you; 3. Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs; 4. Let your nominees know about the award! Before I get to the seven things about me I am going to say that nominate anyone who comes to read this post (except for Sarah since she has just been tagged. See her post here http://gatsbydiaries.blogspot.com/2010/06/versatile-or-entirely-random.html) because let's face it, we're all versatile in our writing. The folks on my "Worth the read" list don't talk about just one thing ALL the time...they talk about a lil of this and a lil of that. I really do hope that many of you take the time to write a post in response to this.

Ok. Seven things about me, that are different from anything I've already posted in any of my last (measily) 45 posts.

1) I wanted to be a journalist growing up. But my low self esteem kept me from following through with that "dream".
2) I want to be recognized for my good deeds, recoginized for my hard work, recognized for whatever good I accomplish but cringe when someone praises me, especially in front of others. It's like the devil is telling me "oh, you don't deserve it and you know it".
3) I married an enabler. Mr. Skinny Jeans doesn't have to watch his weight and obviously doesn't care about my weight because we eat fast food way too often!
4) I am addicted to facebook and the internet. Seriously, I can't get enough of this even though I get too much.
5) I am incredibly blessed; more blessed than I could ever have imagined and I'm grateful for it and pray that I NEVER forget just how blessed I am.
6) I am nosy by nature. You need me to find someone or something I will find it. In my spare time I do family history searches as well as "blast from the pasts". I recently found a co-worker of my dads after 30 years. Totally freakin awesome find!!!
7) I have been experiencing in the last month or so the feeling of "if I were to die tomorrow I'd die a happy woman". I don't mean this in a morbid sense. I have never feared death but I have been fretful; fretful that I hadn't done all I could do to make the world a better place. I no longer feel fretful but empowered. Each year I age I get a little better as a person. I'm growing so much and I feel it shows in how I present myself to the world. Sure I have my "off" days but I'm confident that I would make my ancestors proud.


  1. Congrats on another award! You are a versatile blogger and deserve to be recognized as such!

    I like your clock counting the seconds to your next run.

  2. did you get to read the whole blog post? I am trying to figure out how to put links in to other pages that I posted it with out finishing...

  3. I love your #7.. how great to feel empowered in your life vs. a victim. I also am a facebook junkie! That is cool that you have gotten into your family history. My mom was a total "Genealogist" and researched a ton and even wrote several histories of my ancestors. I want to dive into that someday!

    Congrats on your award! :)


  4. OH! Number 5 and 7 are choke-ups. In a good way!

    Me, too, on number 1! I was too skeered to go away to a good journalism college, then I lost my way entirely. I've always wondered, what if.....

    Me, too, on number 4, except I'm addicted to the whole blogging thing. Starting to worry me. If I put as much time into looking for a decent job as I do on the blogosphere....

    Number 6 is awesome! Great find!

    You are a great find for me, overall, because you really inspire me!

  5. Sometimes letting the words slip from your fingers create the best blog...you are keeping it real and heartfelt. Don't apologize...this blog is for YOU, not for everyone else.

    I identify with #3...I married a 6 foot tall, 190 pound stud muffin who eats whatever the heck he wants!

    #4 is me in a nutshell.