OH MY! I must admit that I do not tend toward outward signs of emotion. And while the right commercial or sappy movie can turn me into a gushing weepy mess, real life events seldom do the same. A huge exception to this rule has happened over the past few weeks due to my fellow bloggers showing some serious blog community love!
I have received the Liebster Award nomination from:
I have received the One Lovely Blog Award nomination from:
I cannot begin to express how overwhelmed and grateful I am for each of these nominations. I have been scared (ok, petrified) for years by even the thought of sharing my writing. The idea that my words have had the slightest impact provides me with a degree of validation beyond measure. I thank you all for the nominations, and I want each of you to understand that you have touched a piece of my soul. Although I will not be participating for reasons of my own, please know that I am indebted to you all.
I want to encourage everyone to visit the blogs that I follow. They are blogs that inspire me, make me laugh, blow me away with their writing abilities, and teach me about things I would not otherwise be familiar with.
In the spirit of the nominations I will leave you with a few pieces of useless trivia about me:
1. I am a “Diamond Girl”- an unabashed, unrepentant fan of all things Neil Diamond. When it’s time for me to leave this Earth I do not want a funeral. Instead, I want a great loud party with a couple of kegs and nonstop Neil Diamond tunes!
2. My husband pretty much refuses to watch movies with me anymore as I am prone to reciting the movie in its entirety, line by excruciating line. Most notably this happens with Remember the Titans, The Blind Side, and The Jazz Singer…add in a great soundtrack and I am unstoppable!
3. I cannot go to sleep without checking the alarm clock and the door locks at least ten times (usually more). Also, the tags on the sheets, blankets, and comforters must be in the bottom left-hand corner of the bed only or all bets are off (my only nods to OCD).