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Sisterhood of the World Blog Award

Tricia over at the lovely Never Less Than Everything nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Blog award. Thanks, Tricia!! She’s been helping build me up and getting me through the last few weeks of transitions with Little Man. Always helps to have those moms who get it in your corner, even if “just” virtually.

The Sisterhood of the World Blog Award is about connecting with other female bloggers and getting the blogger community together. The rules are:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the questions the nomination has provided.
3. Nominate ten other bloggers
4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

My answers to Tricia’s questions, which are definitely thought-provoking:

  1. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? I think we don’t appreciate how very quickly time, and thus life, passes. I also know, first hand, that fear holds us back. We see other people doing things we really want to do, but often don’t have the courage to step out and do it ourselves, for fear of failure.
  2. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done? Oh, I truly hope not. Although as someone who writes, it’s very possible. Having teenagers is changing me….the example I want to set for them encourages me to do more, be more.
  3. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world? I would just like to make people nicer. It’s usually pretty easy, and costs little-to-nothing to be nice.
  4. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Raising kids who become amazing adults, writing, and drinking wine & talking books with my friends.
  5. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing? I think I’m somewhere in the middle at the moment.
  6. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently? I would have gone after what I wanted instead of letting life happen to me.
  7. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken? There have been moments, corners, forks in the road, where I made conscious decisions I knew would change things. I remember distinctly the day I told my boss I wanted to transfer offices to one over an hour away so I could develop the relationship with the man who became my spouse. It was scary, leaving the known for an if, but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life.
  8. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things? Yikes! I hope doing the right things, but you’re talking to a perfectionist. How about doing the right things right? Yeah, that.
  9. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire.  They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend.  The criticism is distasteful and unjustified.  What do you do? Deflect, redirect, and speak up for the admirable qualities of that person.
  10. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be? Go be great.
  11. Would you break the law to save a loved one? This would truly depend upon why the loved one needed to be saved.

And now for my nominees (geez….I’m really having to think a lot for a day my brain is functioning on a few nights of wrecked sleep!)

  1. Strong Enough to Break 
  2. Domesticated Momster 
  3. Joeyfully Stated
  4. Shining the Light in Third Grade
  5. Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog
  6. Square Peg in a Round Hole
  7. The Person Next to You 

Yes, I know that’s only seven, but this momma needs a shower sometime before the Herd gets out of school and I’m letting this day get away from me!

Now, for my questions (geez, more thinking!)

  1. Bubble bath or hammock?
  2. You’re writing a letter to your teenage self. What’s the first piece of advice you offer?
  3. What does your heaven look like?
  4. Road trip, or airplane trip, and why?
  5. What’s the first book you remember reading and knew you had to read it over and over again?
  6. What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
  7. Have you ever found yourself trying to live your dreams through your kids? Or ever felt your parents trying to do that to you? How did you fix it?
  8. Write what others read, or read what others write?
  9. What ice cream flavor best describes you?
  10. What one song makes you stop in your tracks to either laugh or cry?

Thanks again to Tricia. And Good luck!

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