Thank you to the amazing Melis for nominating me for the Sunshine award. Melis certainly has brought a lot of sunshine into my life, is one of the blessings of ever having had an eating disorder – I would never otherwise have started blogging and met her, or my other wonderful friends.
I’m also going to tack the Liebster Award on to this post – all three birds with one stone, so to speak! Thank you again, to Melis!
Second Step: (first was linking back to Melis!)
Yes, you get to share some tidbits about yourself. More. Stuff.
All the colours in the rainbow!! And sharing this link that Melis shared :
Cats are THE best. I love them so much. Especially Shalimar, and my first cat, Hotchy, who I had growing up.
Four. Things seem to be neat and tidy as fours. It’s kind of an OCD thing, twos as well. But four is the ultimate for some reason.
“As a Libra.. Balance should be everything“ Said Melis. I agree. Fours and twos are pretty balanced numbers.
Favorite Non-Alcoholic Drink:
Tea – plain black tea with plenty of milk, very sweet. I have to kick my artificial sweetener habit though, it’s really bad for you!
Facebook or Twitter:
Facebook. It just suits me better. I’m not a constant updater, I’m more of a watcher-of-others. People watching on-line, I guess.
LIFE is so precious. And we only get one. We only have RIGHT NOW, let’s make it count.
Getting or giving presents:
I hate shopping, and I am always so embarrassed when I either get or give presents. Much prefer giving, but would wish to be able to hide under the table when my loved one unwraps it, or to give it to them and quickly run away!
The clouds in the sky, amazing, always changing..
Favorite day of the week:
Honeysuckle, smells so sweet. Or nasturtium – makes me nostalgic, grew everywhere when I was a kid.
Also, Melis nominated me for the ABC’s award – and you can read her amazing alphabetical list of films she has enjoyed here
a) Add the logo to your site,
b) pass it on to 5 other bloggers, and then
c) use the alphabet to make a list of words describing yourself so that your readers will learn more about you. Oh joy, I know you’ve been dying to know more about me… not!
This is certainly a challenge… here goes..
I like to think that I’m a very accepting sort of person. I see beauty everywhere and in everyone. I’m crazy and I love cats, especially my beautiful Shalimar.
I used to be a dancer. I used to be a dreamer. The eating disorder stole both from me, but not forever. I have a very strong faith and trust in God. The more I read the Bible, the more I believe with all my heart and the more hope I have.
I’m very inquiring and will drive people crazy asking questions all the time – because this world is amazing and I want to know everything about it and the people in it!
I love a good joke, but I’m better laughing at them than telling them. Some people have the knack – I don’t.
I can’t knit to save my life. I don’t know why that irritates me but it does! I want to do karate or something similar some day and attain a black belt in that – just because I can.
I believe in kindness with all my heart.
I love licorice and anything of that flavour. Black jelly beans are the best!
I actually love the taste of meat, mostly chicken, fish, white meat (pork) – and crave it constantly. I wish that I could be vegan, though, because of the cruelty factor. I’ve had to give that up though because I just can’t live without it. My body seems to need animal protein. We are part of the food chain, I guess…
I’m constantly bombarded by nostalgia. Flashbacks are a problem for me, but the flipside is that the good memories come constantly too, and make me wish those good times were happening again!
I want to hear everyone’s opinions as long as they respect mine.
I’ve come from a background of poverty so my appreciation for the simple things in life is overwhelming. I’m not a quitter and I never will be. No matter what life throws at me I keep on fighting. I know I’ve survived through the hardest of times already, I can take anything it throws at me now.
Reading is one of my favourite past times (as is art) and you will rarely see me without a book to read. But my most favourite, beloved thing of all? Not a thing, really – my cat Shalimar. She is my everything.
I’ve long wondered if I’m really an ’extra-terrestrial‘, like ET.
I’m really scraping the barrel here… too many letters in the alphabet.
My ultimate dream now is to be healthy and happy and contented – I want to be a mother, both of my own children, and a foster mother. I want to help kids. I want to help people full stop. If my past can help one person’s future be that little bit better, then what I’ve gone through is not pointless – it was worth it.
I want to raise awareness about violence of all kinds – in and out of the home. The more we speak out about it, the less of a ‘dirty secret’ it is. Noone deserves to live in fear for their lives.
I want to help young people realise that they ARE WORTHY, Worthwhile people. I want to help them develop their self esteem, coping skills that are healthy, a sense of self that’s strong enough to stand up for themselves when life throws them curve balls, and a deep conviction that they do not deserve to be abused in any way – that they deserve respect as much as everyone else alive. I hope that this also will lead to them treating each other with more respect and kindness.
I don’t know how eXactly (<–yes, I know, lame) I will achieve this, but the possibilities grow as I grow – and every day that I survive is one of more growth – on the inside where it counts the most and yet is often so invisible.
I’ll leave you all with a Great Australian Myth – that we used to be terrified of as kids – you can’t go on a camping trip without hearing a scary story about the Yeti! (Even though it’s not really Australian..)
I’m sure that politicians are a different species, really.. and now I have proof.
Phew I’m finished… almost.. and since we have started talking about politicians, I’ll do what this sort of talk always does for me….
Oh, first – I nominate -
Congratulations to you all!!! xxx