I want to thank the lovely Authentically Aurora for nominating me for the Starlight Blogger Award. This award is created to “celebrate the creative bloggers who have truly inspired others through their beautiful and original content, imagery, art, abilities, and wonderful personalities.” If I hadn’t already been nominated by Aurora, I would have added her to my list as well. As with most awards, there are a few rules:
-Thank the person who nominated you.
-Answer three questions.
-Nominate 6 other people.
Here are my answers to Aurora’s questions:
What is your favourite holiday tradition and why?
Growing up, we were never really big into holiday traditions. But spending time with my family has always been extremely important to me. I don’t live in the same city as my immediate family, so I really do appreciate the face to face time I get to spend with them.
What is the most difficult topic that you write about and why?
Writing about my weaknesses and vulnerabilities is probably the hardest thing for me. Its a very private part of myself and I have a hard time talking about my personal struggles. Its taken me a long time to come to the point where I’m comfortable being me. My only hope is that others can learn from my experiences and won’t have to go through such a hard time themselves.
What is the reason you write?
The main reason I write is to create. To bring something into being that didn’t exist before. Putting my feelings and emotions into words also helps me understand how I’m feeling. Writing things out makes them more understandable, and I can see things from a more analytical perspective, rather than just an emotional one.
I’d like to nominate the following people:
Nominees, your questions to answer are:
1. What is one social issue that you’re really interested in or passionate about?
2. If you could have one wish granted, what would you wish for?
3. What is one thing you really appreciate in other people?
As always, please don’t feel obligated to accept this award if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what you share with the world. And if you’d rather just answer the questions in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!