My friend Helena at the blog Life Across the River nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Helena is one of my young friends, a former homeschooler, fantastic musician, artist, writer… a very talented young lady. Oh and she and I are both red heads at the moment. Though I fear mine is fading (I guess it has to happen one day. We all get old.)
I feel very honoured to be nominated for this award. And special. It’s always lovely when someone tells you they like your blog, isn’t it?
I have to share 7 facts about myself, so here they are:
- I used to be young and ‘beautiful’ and rather vain and now I’m not. Except for the vain bit.
- When I was a school child I used to shake like a leaf in a high wind whenever I was asked to give a public speech. One day I decided I would overcome my nervousness. Now I enjoy speaking which just goes to show we can all conquer our fears if we really want to. And it’s just as well I no longer fear facing an audience because next week I’m speaking about blogging at the Catholic Digital Media Conference in Sydney. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could meet you there?
- Readers often get discouraged by bloggers who seem to sail through lives full of blessings. And it’s absolutely true: I am very blessed. But that doesn’t mean I never face challenges and make mistakes. I just don’t always write about them. And that’s all I’m going to reveal about that. At least for today.
- I am famous for saying, “I’ll never become a Catholic.” But of course I did. The moral of this story is never say such things because sometimes life is very surprising and God can lead us in totally unexpected and wonderful directions, despite our short-sightedness, narrow-mindedness and stubbornness. Did I just reveal 3 of my faults?
- As a child I had dreams of becoming an author. I wanted to write stories about big families or princesses or both. It has taken me a long time but I have just published my first children’s novel. It’s called The Angels of Abbey Creek. And that’s very exciting. At least for me.
- I have been a homeschooling mother for 22 years which makes me old. And I have been blogging about unschooling for more than 3 years which means I’ve written a lot of posts (326 actually). Sometimes I wonder if I have anything left to say about this subject.
- I used to be full of my own opinions. I guess I still am.
- An additional fact: I hate having my photo taken (because as I mentioned, I’m rather vain). Looking back at our family photos it’s not always obvious I exist. But I am here, a real person. After posting all these photos, I’ve just proven it.
- Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you.
- List the rules and display the award.
- Share seven facts about yourself.
- Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
- Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.
Lucinda from Navigating by Joy,
If you would like to reveal 7 facts about yourselves, you too can have a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. And if you don’t, that’s no problem at all.
Thank you Helena for the nomination!
And one very last fact: I have a poor memory so if I have failed to list any of my favourite blogging friends, please forgive me!