Sunshine Blogger Award

This is outside of my norm. So please bear with me as I dance my way through this. 🙂

I would like to take the time to thank Oblivious Gods for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Yes, it’s not an official award. It’s a chance for bloggers to give kudos to each other. Hey, we’re writers and we are our worst nightmare. It’s great to hear someone say “I like your style”. Oblivious Gods has a fresh unique style that I love to read. Her short blogs are on point and positive. If you like a feel-good read Oblivious Gods is worth checking out.

Here are the rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award:

What are the Rules?

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites

• Answer their questions

• Nominate up to 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions

• Notify the nominees about their nomination via their blog or social media

• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post

Now to answer her questions.

  1. What is your gift? If you don’t know it yet… What is your best skill?
  2. What is a bad habit you got rid of?
  3. What makes you laugh the most?
  4. What is it that you fear the most? Have you conquered it?
  5. Do you feel like a leader or a follower?
  6. When are you most yourself?
  7. If you had to choose, in which animal would you transform yourself? And why?
  8. Are you a vegan or a meat lover?
  9. What was the last thing you searched on Google?
  10. What is your “the next best thing”?
  11. What’s your dream job?
  1. My best skill is reading people. In the first 13 years of my life I was abused; mentally and physically. In order to survive, I learned what to say and how to say it. We say so much through body language. I believe if I hadn’t been raised with such hate and anger I wouldn’t have the level of appreciation for humanity that I do. This is why I cherish happiness.
  2. My bad habit was hate. I was a product of constant negativity. Of course, I was negative. It’s what I knew. I wanted others to hurt as much as I hurt. This is a normal side effect of an abusive childhood. Fortunately, I pulled away from this trait.
  3. My wife is always joking and cutting up. She is a delight to be around and always knows how to get a chuckle out of me.
  4. My biggest fear is waking up and not knowing. I am intelligent and love dipping into open-minded debates. To no longer have the capacity to comprehend these debates would cripple me. I believe this stems from the constant belittling. Staying humble, but always reading and learning is how I overcome this fear. I don’t have to know everything, but I want to know enough to understand.
  5. I am both. A good leader knows how to follow.
  6. I am most myself when I am alone with my wife. I believe she is the only person who knows who I am. I’m copacetic with that 🙂
  7. Nonfictional animal: the grizzly bear. I’m slow-moving and moody. Fictional animal: Behemoth, um… yea still slow-moving and moody LOL
  8. I am very omnivorous. I love veggies as much as meats.
  9. I had to open Chrome to see. NaNoWriMo was my last search. I don’t think there’s an age restriction on this and it looks like a fun challenge for next year.
  10. I am currently revising a sci-fi novel for what seems like the 10th time. Once I’m happy with it I plan on publishing it and starting the sequels. I already have several sequel plots lined up.
  11. Retirement. No work and getting paid. Isn’t that what we all want.

I only have three blogs that I visit. They are as follows.

  1. Kaz’s Blog a fresh look on life. His style contains vivid mental imagery that always paints a beautiful picture. If inspiration is what you seek, check out his blog.
  2. Ruth Polk writes about life in a manner we all can relate to. There’s a positive spirit in every adventure she blogs. A delight to read.
  3. Panda in Progress is exactly what the title says; mental health, motherhood, and life. This down to Earth blog is inspiring. Life isn’t easy, but we are making it. That’s the reminder when visiting her blog page. Very motivating.

My questions:

  1. What is your favorite color?
  2. Do your prefer cats, dogs, neither or both?
  3. What is your favorite food?
  4. What was the last book you read?
  5. How often do you write?
  6. What is your favorite word?
  7. Do you live by the clock or do you procrastinate?
  8. How long should a vacation be?
  9. Where would you go?
  10. Who would you take?
  11. What do you want to do in your retirement years?

I know what some may think. “You can nominate up to eleven.” True, but I read more poetry than blogs. Although I have been blogging since January, I haven’t read many blogs. Most blogs I found were rants and bellyaches. I’m not into reading how bad others have it. I’m sure none of us are. But these three have caught my attention. Inspiration, motivation. and relatable are the three traits I find when I visit these blogs. I hope you do too. 

Steve

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