How about that?! are you as surprised as I still am?
OK, I know, many questions are popping in your brain: WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHEN? HOW? (f.y.i. these are called THE JOURNALIST QUESTIONS)
So WHO nominated me? Well, you might already know her, she has a very much loved blog titled MENTAL COACHING AB 365 DAYS, her name is Marianne Pettersson. She writes the most thought provoking, perfectly dosed bits of information to set you on the right track! On some posts she’ll offer the reader a question to ponder and in others she’ll give you no-fail guidance toward achieving a specific personal growth goal…Yes, she’s all that and more…
Now let’s go on to the WHAT…what is the LIEBSTER AWARD? I had not heard of it before, you know I’m a newbie to the blogoshere…First of all, let me tell you that LIEBSTER means favorite in German…so this is THE FAVORITE BLOG AWARD!
And this award is given to newbie blogs, like mine that are still in the growing stage and have less than 200 followers…THAT’S US, A.R.T.!
WHERE and WHEN did this happen? I got the news through a message from Marianne this last weekend, I think I was at the airport returning from a flash trip to Mexico City…
HOW? now this is the magical part because I have no clue, I am just very grateful to Marianne for following my blog and thinking about it when it came time to pass the award…
and now, as part of the acceptance ceremony I need to say something about me THAT I HAVE NOT SAID BEFORE…thinking, thinking…
I think I’ve never talked about why I write in English and not in my native language which is Spanish…I have never been able to pinpoint the reason I do this. I have played around with several possibilities to explain it:
for starters, English is a much less complicated language than Spanish, at least for me it is…
even though you might get all tangled up in my wording, believe me it would probably be worse if I wrote in Spanish, I feel I get to the point faster in English…jajajajaaa REALLYYYYYY?!
My blog wasn’t necessarily intended to be read by anyone I knew, except my sister-friend, but she’s bilingual also…it was meant to be my anonymous cathartic therapy until I suddenly posted my paintings and I then there was no option but to add my name!
I write in English to shield myself from many things, which is also why I don’t share my blog on any social networks. I’ve let it grow on its own, letting it be found by mere chance (from the reader’s perspective) and by LUCK (from mine).
So, THANK YOU MARIANNE FOR FINDING MY BLOG!
And now, DRUM ROLL please! to continue the LIEBSTER’s voyage, I want to nominate my favorite blogs, those that get me thinking, that guide me- like 365days does!-, that feed my brain, that challenge my conventional ways, that awaken my true spirit:
~ LIFE IN SPANGLISH authored by my sister-friend, my soul-sister, my number one cheerleader, a REAL, down-to-earth inspiring woman
~ I can’t nominate you back Marianne, but if this were a post about my favorite blogs yours would be one of them
~ WRITING YOUR DESTINY, by Karen Wan, lovely lady, lovely writings, so inspired and inspiring always!
~ the CHANGEYOURLIFE blog, by Stu, the up and coming best selling author, great company in the blogosphere and incredible guide in this complicated world…
~ WISE COUNSEL, by Nnamonu Tochukwu, with its rhyming posts full of sentiment and insight…magical!!
These blogs accompany me on an almost daily basis, they make me start my day on the right foot and with the ideal attitude!
Please click on over and experience them for yourself!!