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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. ❤️


We are the co-creators of our life and the time is now. More than ever are we needed to support Mother Earth and each other. Together we discover and explore our unique gifts in times of strengths, in times we lean on each other, and in times when we learn from each other. This blog started as an outlet and what I ultimately called my “Warriors Journey.” It was a way to document the ups and downs of my life, sharing my hardships as well as my successes. It showcased the struggles, but more important the ways of how to overcome them. Although we are warriors each and every day, I realized that having to be a warrior, comes from a place of pain. I decided to rename this blog, and “Phoenix Rising” now stands for the story of overcoming such a painful place. My motivation for this blog hasn’t changed and I hope to share inspiration and hope, to create a sense of belonging, a space of being heard, and connecting with like minded beings who instill a sense of oneness. We are never alone, and we are unstoppable in the pursuit of what sets our soul on fire. Who I am in a nutshell... 
I am an energy healer and Reiki Master. I am surviving a chronic disease that I’ve sent into remission three times since my initial bout, 15 years ago. I continuously challenge the status quo and by doing so I change my stars. I am a believer that anything is possible. I am a hopeless romantic and I believe that true love exists on various levels. I am an optimist that will always see the glass as half full. I am a dreamer, believing in endless possibilities. Not even the sky is the limit. I have jumped off of the hamster wheel, and I am writing a new chapter. I am chasing my Nirvana to support my most authentic self. This is my story, I am that Phoenix and I am rising from the ashes. Namaste 🙏🏼💙🦋

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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