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Blogger award confession 

I’m here to confess my guilt about something, and to be honest it’s been on my mind for quiet some time. A few weeks ago my friend Colin nominated me for the “Mystery Blogger” award which honored and humbled me at the same time. His kind words left me in awe and he is a wonderful person who just recently became a Daddy to the cutest little baby girl. Congratulations. Make sure you visit his blog and show him some love. It’s still hard to believe that my own little blog finds new readers most every day and has grown to over 400 followers. People that are like minded and find something they can relate to in the writing. Or perhaps people who go by the motto “A like for a like”. I did hear that some people will follow another blog simply to extend their courtesy and to be respectful of another writers work, even if they never again will read another post. It’s the kind of camaraderie I have only found amongst motorcycle riders and hikers. A shared passion and respect for following that dream and doing what you love.

400+ followers and while I believe in quality over quantity, I am very blessed for everybody that I have met on here. Whatever the reason might have been, why and how this blog has grown, there has been an interest to stop by, to read, comment and find something relatable. It means a lot and solidifies the mission that I have set out in sharing my personal journey.

But that has nothing to do with my guild and my confession. Im staling and have to reiterate that I felt very special to be nominated. A blogger award usually consists of a closer and more in depth look of the writer. It’s a great time to hear and get to know your nominee on a personal level as it encompasses their views and opinions. My confession is that I have not answered the call yet, even though I have promised and committed to do so, I have not written my response post yet. Shame, shame, shame…..on me.

It is my second award, but this nomination is much more complex and detailed than the first one was. In my defense there are several reasons I have not fulfilled my obligation (which I still will).
– My analytical mind can’t rush trough a project like this as it would only result in “Haste makes waste”
– The perfectionist in me needs the time (which I had little lately) in order to attempt getting it right. It’s important to me as I don’t want to leave things to misunderstanding.

– And a couple times when the first two points fell in place, I simply didn’t feel the project and didn’t want to force it. It makes me reflect back to my paintings and art projects, there are usually a few to be found around. It’s the same here and your inspiration as well as your creativity can’t be forced. It has to flow, it has to be felt and you have to allow it to unfold.
Another good friend David once said that you have to “Do what grabs you” and well that’s just it.

It’s simple and I guess the morale of the story is that this could be applied to anything in life. No matter what it is you try your luck on, I believe you will always do a better job and be more successful if you can pour all of your passion into your project. So here are my reasons that sound a bit like excuses but who are in a nutshell my god honest reasons for my procrastination.

I will get going soon, put my thoughts in order to prepare my response so I pick my own nominations and give somebody else a chance for their voice to be heard.
In the meantime here is another winter fairytale picture. Father winter is losing his stronghold and this wonderland will soon be gone. The forecast calls for a day in the 60’s next week, but for now here is a picture of beautiful, pure, innocent and white. ❤️

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I'm a dreamer and hopeless romantic who believes that there is always a silver lining to everything. Now, inspired by the simple life, I have learned that less is more and that we find magic all around us if we take the time to notice. Life is a journey and a process that is ever changing. We are constantly evolving in the matter of who we are as we align our stars and shed a past no longer in line with our highest self. I don't easily fit conventional norms, not because I'm a rebel, but because of resenting the pull that threatens to take me away from my true beliefs and my unique personal identity. I support the power of "Choice" and the ability for us to be the architects of our own lives. Some of these choices should have something a little wild about them as they form the moments that forever stay edged in our memory and make our hearts beat with wonder. Nobody will remember the ordinary. For myself, I'm a warrior who has fallen many times, who has gone through trails an tribulations and who is no stranger to adversity. After all, my choice remains clear, to get back up and stand stronger than ever. To recognize that it often takes our darkest moments to mold us into who we were meant to be. I have learned to trust the process and stay positive through the challenges. I trust it to be the only way to prevent my heart from hardening and allowing bitterness to creep in. I believe in the power of "NOW" as it is the only moment we truly ever have. The past is gone, unchangeable and the future hasn't happened yet. All we can impact is the current moment. Everything starts with a choice and hopefully with one that has something wild about it and may even scare you to death to execute. DO IT...I promise you won't regret it. This blog is my voice to share my Journey. If I could describe this adventure in short, I would call it "Spiritual awakening" with a yearning for "Freedom" and going after the things that truly matter. To seek a less complicated life that is stripped down from the many obligations and responsibilities that often tie us down. For me it is a life free of rules and regulations, one that allows me to escape the must expectations while jumping off the hamster wheel that is spinning faster all the time. To be on my own time and live each day to the fullest, to make it all slow down by banishing routine and unleashing my creativity/artistic values in an effort to entertain whatever subject comes to mind. And if lucky, to perhaps offer a different view to my readers, one that speaks to your soul vs. the demands of what society might expect. It is one that empowers you to be your unique self and follow the beat of your own drum. I am dreaming big as I trail blaze the path to a new life and becoming a storyteller. I find my inspiration in the little things in life, in Mother Nature and on the trail that provides the adventures and the backdrop for a book someday. My hope is to inspire "Courage" in others who might find themselves on the brink of taking that first step. This blog serves as a foundation for my collection of personal thoughts, opinions and experiences and by no means am I an expert on any topics mentioned. To my readers I would say that the universe connects us by a common thread, we all search and we all have something to say. We don't always have to meet in person to share a strong bond and people enter our path for a reason. Some stay for a short time and serve their purpose, while others teach us a lesson and help us become stronger through experience. And a few special ones remain as the treasures we hold dear over a lifetime and touch our hearts beyond means. In whatever way we are meant to be, I thank you for crossing my path and for stopping by. I hope that I have left you inspired, full of wonder and with a few "Wild Choices" to make....Hugs XO

11 thoughts on “Blogger award confession 

  1. Confession time…I too, was nominated for an award. Blogging awards…aren’t they simply ploys to get anonymous bloggers to divulge personal hints or clues that will ultimately be used to unearth their identities? I think that I will nominate myself for an award today. Yes…I will do that.

    Keep doing what you do. Your followers and commenters tell you all that you need to know about how you are reaching and building an audience and followers. My blog isn’t so special and people do not follow me…well, 3.6 people follow my blog.

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    1. Thank you and you got a point there 😉. For myself, I am pretty much an open book. Private in a way and yet I don’t worry about wearing my heart on my sleeve. I say it how it is which is sometimes vulnerable and I’m not afraid how it is perceived. I stopped catering to the opinions of others a long time ago. I care, but also know that I will never please everybody.
      And as far as your blog, I know you have some great people that follow you and that care for you. In my book that is quality and all that matters while it is an outlet for you.
      I will read you after work 😉. Have a good day.

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      1. I do not, for one second, discount those who follow my blog. I just don’t understand WHY they follow. 😉

        I don’t write to please anyone – not even myself. Most of the time I am simply emptying out thoughts that I need to release into the air. I would scarcely call it a cathartic activity but there is a measure of relief in the process.

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      2. Maybe others are here for the same reason. I know I am and writing is an outlet for me. I don’t do it to please anybody but if I can help somebody along the way and make a difference, through them relating and knowing that they are not alone, then it a bonus for me that does bring me some joy.

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      3. What a sweet thing yo say Henry, thank you. I’m glad you have found a outlet on here. I always wrote a diary, mostly when things turned to shit lol, and I was always relieved afterwards feeling like I had offloaded a ton that was weighing my soul down.

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      4. I have forgotten how to fully offload what ails me. It seems like the more that I want to heal, the worse it gets. The heaviness on my heart and soul is getting to be too much to bear.

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