I have returned from vacation, and boy did I need it. I got several nominations for this before I left, but I wasn’t prepared to respond and properly accept. Now I am! SO, first of all, I was nominated by the following wonderful people: OJenn, JoieWilder, Derubelle, Lovesstorms, and…I believe that is all! Please forgive me if I have not acknowledged someone. Thank you all for your consideration! I am honored, truly.
This award is fairly simple…which I like. Here are the rules:
1. Post the award picture on your blog.
2. Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you.
3. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
4. Pick ten nominees.
So, about me, huh? Let’s see…how about some boring stuff first? I’m 34 years old. Two days ago I celebrated owning my home for two years! I am an instructional designer. I have a degree in information technology and another in communication. Ok, enough lol. Here are a string of random facts about me. My favorite food is macaroni and cheese in any form I can get it…even the sacrilicious blue box! Don’t call the foodie police on me; I beg you. I have trouble driving under the speed limit. I love singing! I am a jack of many trades, a master of none, and that annoys the crap out of me even though I know I should pick one thing and work at it really hard. I will thoroughly enjoy a bad movie if the story is excellent. My favorite goto movie snack is Twizzlers; popcorn is too loud…and salty…and greasy. I don’t understand the whole women and chocolate thing. I see that coming up with facts about myself while hungry lends itself to a ton of food related facts lol.
Ok…my blog! This blog means so much to me. I haven’t done much actual blogging ever since SimLit took over my life, but hey…storytelling…blogging…same thing, right? It’s all storytelling just in different forms. Everything is a story. Having this platform to tell stories is so satisfying and freeing. I often wish I could quit my job and write stories all the time. However, one of the most important elements to my blog, if not the most important, is the community that is created. Being able to write something and know that people will read it and maybe enjoy it or even give feedback is almost tantamount to the writing experience itself! The love and support you guys give is amazing. Having a beautiful website with no community to engage with is useless. Thank you for adding value to what I’ve worked hard to create! I love you!
The first time I answered this spirit animal question I took it mean—literally—if I were to be an animal, and I gave a snarky, sarcastic reply on Lovesstorms’ blog LOL. However, I’ve taken some time to think about this whole spirit animal thing, and here’s what I’ve come up with (with the assistance of an online quiz, he he). My spirit animal is a deer! Grace and gentleness is what I identify with, but also power, innocence, and determination. Usually when we think about deer, we think about does and little Bambis drinking water out of a silent brook. Even that description makes you calm, right? lol, well, that’s me all day: calm, quiet, and gentle. However, being gentle does not mean defenseless or weakness. Deer have a quiet strength about them. You’ll probably never hear a sound from them, but try running into one with your car! Or, watch a buck defend itself with those majestic antlers. As graceful and beautiful as they are, deer are not pushover animals.
So, being one of the last to do this means that virtually everyone I know has been nominated lol. That’s cool. I won’t be offended if anyone chooses not to follow the directions. Hopefully the simmers I’ve chosen haven’t been tagged yet. I’ll also throw some non-Sims related blogs in here too. And, I probably won’t do 10…but you already know that LOL.
And the nominees are…