The Brilliant Blog Award

A lot of the same blog awards have been floating around lately.  I thought it was about time for some fresh meat.

The Brilliant Blog Award, hot and fresh out of the kitchen.

Of course, with every blog award, there are rules:
Da Rules

  1. Write an acceptance speech, linking back to the person who gave it to you.
  2. Write 7 things you believe in.
  3. Give the award to as many brilliant blogs as you would like to share the love.

Since I am the originator, I’ll skip to nominations:

  1. Manic Monday
  2. Seasons Change, and so have I
  3. A Canvas of the Minds
  4. Pride in Madness
  5. Mental in the Midwest
  6. Mm172001’s Blog
  7. A Little Bit Stronger
  8. Crazy in the Coconut
  9. Just a Thought
  10. witheringtulip
  11. aliceatwonderland
  12. A Clown on Fire
  13. How Do You Eat An Elephant
  14. Infinite Sadness . . . or hope?
  15. Laura Susanne Yochelson
  16. Anxiety Adventures
  17. Overcoming Depression
  18. Struggling with BPD
  20. Disorderly Chickadee
  21. neveraloneblog
  22. Manic Muses
  23. Snippets and Glimpses
  24. Someone Fat Happened
  25. My Journey with Depression

More of the Belated Blog Awards Ceremony

The Versitile Blogger Award

I’d like to thank Angel at The Mirth of Despair for this award.  It was extremely thoughtful of her to gift me with this.

As per the rules, I am required to share seven facts about myself.  So, here are seven randomly chosen facts:

  1. I am currently using The Hunger Games Soundtrack as my backdrop for writing.  I write better when I’m listening to music, but it has to fit the mood.  I think The Hunger Games is all around inspirational.
  2. I am currently in love with the following song:

  3. On a more serious note, I wage a war against alcoholism. I have talked about it briefly, but it’s actually very real, daily battle.
  4. I actually have two different colored eyes.  One is a blue / grey and the other is a green/ gold.  It’s hardly noticeable.
  5. I have a son with Pervasive Development Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified.
  6. Some of you are newer and unaware of the unique relationship I have with my husband, Xan.  Xan and I were actually very good friends for five years prior to being romantic.  If I had advice for anyone single, it would be this.  Marry your best friend.  Because when the romance melts away, you still have a solid friendship to lean on.
  7. I have never been very good at being single.  And I’ve usually avoided it as most costs.  Nothing scares me more than having to be alone with myself.

My Nominations:

  1. Someone Fat Happened
  2. A Clown on Fire
  3. Laments and Lullabies
  4. Alice at Wonderland
  5. Finding Finn


Outstanding Blogger Award

Again, I’d like to thank Angel for nominating me for this lovely award.  It is a huge deal to me and means the world.  I appreciate all of your awards and sentiments.

Per the rules, I have to share one important thing about myself:

I am naive, jealous, and terribly insecure.  I just want to put that soft, vulnerable side out there for people to see.  I know it’s not always evident, but there is so much storm going on beneath this surface.

And then there’s the business of nominations:

  1. Manic Monday
  2. Mental Health Writer’s Guild
  3. Seasons Change, and so Have I
  4. …But She’s Crazy
  5. Struggling with BPD
  6. Angel’s Blog


Thanks for Writing

Angel has been entirely too generous over the last year when giving awards.  Honestly, I don’t know if I’m so deserving, but I appreciate every last award.  Especially this one.  This award makes me feel as if my writing is worthwhile, like it means something to my audience.  Sometimes, I really do have to wonder.  I mean, in those dark moments where I torment myself with my stats.

This is really the ray of sunshine in my day.  Thank you for this award, however long ago it was given.  I appreciated it then, and I hope that it still stands today.