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The Sunshine Blogger Awards

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

Rules For The Sunshine Blogger Award

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging site.

2. List the sunshine blogger award rules and display its logo on your site.

3. Answer the sunshine blogger award questions given by the other person who nominated you. 

4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

5. Notify the nominees about their nominations. 

Thank you JESSICA at The Unplug Initiative for the nomination! My favorite post of Jessica's is this one.... I feel like we may have a little bit of a soul connection in our take on how to get out of our own way and make things happen. I don't know Jessica all that well yet, we met over Twitteropportunities (I just made that up) but I have been learning more about the blogging world, the Twitter world, and the mental health world thanks to this girl!!!

So, here are my answers to the questions Jessica posed:

Who is a personal hero to you?

Thanks for pageant question numero uno, Jessica!! This is an easy question, but oh-so-hard-to-answer. I have a few very close girlfriends. They know who they are. These women are my heroes. They are a phone call away when I need them, they tell me what I need to hear not what I want to hear, and all of them have thrived in spite of their respective challenges and traumas. They are my soul sisters, my personal heroes.

If you could be one animal for a day, what would you choose?

Easy. One of my own Great Danes- they get to sleep all day and not much is required of them. They also don't seem to have much to worry about.

What’s your favorite blog post that you’ve written?

Disarm. I had this scene pop into my head and it was one of the few times I actually sat down and got it out of my head and into words. I feel like there's an entire story there, I just don't know what it is yet.

Why did you choose your blog name?

Right now my blog name is just my name, so that's not very inventive. Since I've gone with a (future) author page and my blog resembles my closet in that it is quite disorderly, it's hard to settle on a theme.

If you and I were to hang out for a day, what would you want to do?

Well... If you're down, we're going to Six Flags. I love roller coasters. If not, we'll find a pool or go to the lake, with books and beverages.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In ten years, I want my biggest problems to be having to talk to my therapist about how to ignore nasty reviews regarding my newest best sellers and having to talk to lawyers about being optioned.

What is an underrated song or artist that you want to call more people’s attention to?

Wow, this is tough. I can't think of a song or artist, but there is a movie. It's on Amazon Prime. My daughter and I watched it on a whim and both loved it. Interesting premise, great plot, and more unpredictable than you'd think. We bought the book after watching it, Break My Heart 1000 Times by Daniel Waters. The titles of both movie and book kind of suck, and I wonder if that's a reason neither seems to be more popular.

If you had to pick a favorite song, what would it be?

If you can’t, what are a few that come to mind?

My favorite songs have more to do with my mood... but I would have to say all time favorites include She Will Be Free by the Josh Abbott Band and The Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks. For a complete list of my 'favorites', friend me on Facebook.

Do you write for a living?

No. Not yet anyway. But maybe I live to write. (haha)

If so, do you just make money off your blog, or do you do other writing?

Again, no.

If not your blog, how else does writing earn you an income?

It doesn't, yet.

How long have you wanted to be a writer?

Always. I was writing stories as soon as I learned how to write.

Do you play any instruments? If not, what would you love to learn how to play?

I learned how to play the violin in school, but I wouldn't say I play it. I can play a few tunes on a piano. I'm not musically inclined. I prefer to listen to the music others make and sing along, despite my lack of singing voice. But that's why I'm the word girl. You be Elton, I'll be Bernie. (In theory, because no one can really compare to them.)

Here are my nominees:

Here are the questions for my nominees:

1. What's your favorite quote?

2. Why did you start a blog?

3. Have you ever seen a ghost?

4. Copy and paste your favorite line, paragraph or scene that you have written.

5. What's the worst book you've ever read (or movie you've ever seen, if you don't want to pick on books.)

6. What popular "trope" can you not get enough of?

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

8. Post a picture or meme that describes your life right now.

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