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. ❤️