Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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My dear friend Hayley from Love Art Baby nominated me for the very inspiring blogger award.  The rules of this award are to write seven things about yourself and then pass this along to other bloggers.  Since she took most of the bloggers I’ve been following, and since some of the blogs I want to follow are collecting dust – I’m not going to have many people to nominate.  Perhaps nominating the dusty blogs will inspire them to come back and write :).

Here goes.

  1. A lot of my life growing up I lived in small towns.  At one point living in what people would call a one-room-shack with all 5 siblings and both parents then moving into a log home, handmade from scratch by my parents.  I’ve lived on a 200 acre cattle ranch, I’ve lived in apartments and townhouses in bigger towns.  All very small.  I feel so disconnected from my roots living in a more urban area.  It’s starting to get to me.  I long for a home near or on a lake, where there’s more dirt than concrete, where a home with a real yard doesn’t cost so much money.  Where it may be cold in the winter but the sun is still shining.  It doesn’t feel right living like a sardine right now.  My husband has such a city kind of job and we feel a bit stuck.  We dream of building an earthship somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
  2. I still haven’t unpacked our luggage from Christmas.
  3. I am really good at looking on the bright side.  I think that’s how I’ve survived for so long.  I can find something positive in every negative situation even if the only positive I can find is “this makes you stronger”.  But it’s an incredible coping mechanism and I find myself doing it without thinking.  I try to keep it inside a lot, especially when it’s someone else who is having the problem but it usually finds its way out.
  4. I’ve been with my husband for 10 years, married for 8 and I don’t think I’ve ever loved and appreciated him more than I do now.  The older I get the more I realize what a quality person I married.  I’m in awe of him.  He inspires me.  He’s influenced me to be a more critical thinker, to question more, to open my mind, to be WAY less judgmental.  I feel like he’s a better person than I am in every way.  I adore him.  I’m so lucky.
  5. I’m obsessed with purple right now.  I have a purple problem.  It’s a good thing I’m not more of a shopper because we would have purple everything.  But we do sleep in purple sheets and dry our dishes with purple towels and wash with purple wash cloths.  I have two purple dresses and I drool over any purple item I see in a store.  It’s a problem…apparently mostly with fabrics….
  6. I’m terrible with money.  No I don’t really go out and overspend.  I have more of a problem organizing it, paying bills, coming up with a budget, saving, checking the account to see what’s in there.  It brings me a lot of anxiety and I really wish I would get over it.  We would be in such a better place if I would.  I haven’t always been that way, I’ve gotten like this over the years and I feel like the anxiety gets worse and not better.  I’m almost 30, I really need to become an adult soon.
  7. In a crowd I’m usually the louder outspoken person.  I’m the one cracking jokes and teasing people.  You’d think I was a regular social girl.  The truth really is that I’m a total homebody.  I have a lot of friends who have friends that they hang out with constantly.  To me that sounds absolutely exhausting.  Right now I’m definitely itching to get out with some friends because I’ve been locked up in my room, hiding from gross smells, waiting for this morning sickness to pass.  But really, I’m not usually the friend that’s asking to hang out.  I’m the one you gotta work at to get out of the house.  Especially in the winter time.  Not sure how healthy my preferences are.  I used to make fun of my parents for not having much of a social life and I would call them nuggets.  I’m realizing…I’m the nugget.

Now for the nominations.  Oddly enough I know or have met every one of these women!

Jessica from This Is My Life – she is so brave in telling her story and I know her in real life too.  She’s legit and I admire her honest and bravery.

Leanna from Poot and Boogie – You must all go over and give her some love because I want her to write more.  I was reading her blog before I knew her in real life.  We had a serendipitous moment where we ended up taking our kids to the same school.  She’s lovely and she has two beautiful daughters.  A great blog for the special needs mommas.

Leanne from Impressions – I’m lucky enough to have this woman as my sister in law and she said she was going to start writing again!  She’s due a few months before I am with another little boy and she writes beautifully and I’m sure with a little encouragement she will write to us more.  I mean the woman is on bed rest…she’s gotta have some time :).

Laura from Little Feet In My House – I know she just had her 5th child and she’s busy but I miss this lady’s writing.  Plus she comes up with a new play list to listen to while you read.  It’s always so peaceful and glorious.  Another special needs momma who I got to meet once when we ran into each other at Chapters.  I adore her and her writing and her beautiful children.

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