I was nominated for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award! Thank you to Poorwa of Atlas Web Designs for nominating me for this award. Please do check out Poorwa’s blog, which is a good one from the perspective of a girl from India and her views about life and the world.
It has been awhile since I’ve done one of these award posts, but I really appreciate her for nominating me. It is always an honor to be nominated. Plus, it is an opportunity for you to get to know me a little bit better. Plus, who doesn’t like answering questions about themselves?
I was nominated for the Vincent Ehindero Blog Award!
- Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog.
- Make a post of the award (with photo).
- Post the rules.
- Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
- Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.
- Follow Vincent Ehindero to qualify for a free blog promotion, shoutout and more blogging opportunities.
Your recent favorite post you read on WordPress?
There are so many great posts being published on WordPress every single day. There have been many that have made me stop and think Wow. Many of them have changed my own views of the way that I see things. Many of them have made me question life. Many of them have made me realize that I am not alone in how I view things. But most importantly, they have all given me this sense of an awesome community which, despite the rise of social media, can still sometimes be lacking in today’s world.
One post that still stands to me as I write this is this one. This post was written and published over on Smelly Socks and Green Peas. This post is a recap of how far we have come since last year when covid-19 took us all for a loop. In this post, she writes with elegance and grace about how kids are able to adapt and live well despite the great changes of 2020. She compares and contrasts that to adults, and how adults react to change.
Sometimes I feel sorry for kids — especially young kids — since living through a pandemic is all that they know. This is the only normal that they know. But for adults, for us, this has been a huge wake up call. Suddenly, we found that the world is more fragile that it seems. We found even one little thing (or big thing) can have such tremendous repercussions. However, as adults, we are learning as we go and finding out that perhaps the covid-19 might really be the best thing that could have happened to us.
Harry Potter — Books or Movies?
I will always choose the Harry Potter books over the movies. I read the books long before the movies. In fact, I read the first two books before the movies were even produced. The Harry Potter books will always be the final authority into the Harry Potter world. It provides such a wealth of information into Harry Potter’s life that, unfortunately, the movies don’t. The movies, I feel, are just good for dramatization purposes, and not so much for the details.
How you knew about blogging?
Well, I first discovered blogging when I was twelve or thirteen. This was back in the early days of AOL Journals and AOL RED Blogs (do you remember?). I remember when the AOL RED Blogs were first created for teenagers and there was such a mad rush of people who were my age, creating blogs because they had this innate need to express themselves. Ever since then, blogging is something that I have always been attracted to. As an introverted person, blogging has fulfilled this need for me to express myself, not orally, but through the wonders of the written word. The very concept of blogging has made me feel as if I can change the world simply through my words.
How long do you sleep?
I need about eight to nine hours of sleep, otherwise I am too tired to do much else. I envy those who can function on as little as four or five hours of sleep. I don’t know how they do it. Perhaps it’s just a specific gene that’s built into their DNA, or perhaps it was cultivated through years of habit and practice. Either way, I wish I knew the secret to it, because then I would be able to do more with more time. I may have managed to become a morning person, but if I could stay up late and wake up early, then I would in a heartbeat. Wouldn’t you?
What’s the song you’ve been listening to since you were a child?
There are many songs that I listened to when I was a small child. I remember listening to the opening theme song of the popular children’s show Barney and Friends or the opening song to Wishbone. But the song that I most remember from my childhood, and still love to this day, has got to be My Girl. I remember my classmates often singing that song, and even changing the lyrics to My Boy. I remember watching the movie My Girl and loving both the song and the movie. That song has so much nostalgia for me. When I think of that song, I think of a simpler time that unfortunately no longer exists. It is a time that people associate with childhood innocence and dreams. It is a time that people associate with the kind of pure hearted love that today is so few and far between.
If you could ask the lamp genie to grant you three wishes, what would you ask for?
This is a good question and one that I have contemplated several times. I have often imagined a real life genie coming out of a very old, ancient lamp and then telling me that it would grant me three wishes. For my first wish, I would ask for unlimited funds. With unlimited funds, I wouldn’t have to work for money ever again. I believe that money is in many respects evil. Money is often the reason for why people fight wars. Money has the power to create distance and animosity between friends and family. Without the daily struggle for money that many people around the world have, then hopefully there would be room to focus on the more important things in our lives.
For my second wish, I would ask for good health. As my mother always said, having good health is the single most important thing that anyone can possess. No matter how much money or talent you have, it all means nothing if you don’t have good health.
And as for my third wish, I would simply ask for unlimited wishes so that gift from the genie would simple be the gift that keeps on giving. With unlimited wishes, I would have the power to stop racism, stop homelessness, and stop hunger, amongst other world problems.
How much do you love yourself?
I don’t think that love can be measured. You can’t quantify how much love you have for someone. But I do think that it is important that we love ourselves. In fact, love for self should be the first thing that we love. I believe that we can’t possibly love others properly without first loving ourselves. And by loving ourselves, I mean, having the acceptance and tolerance to like who we are. It’s been a long time coming but I am finally at a place where I can say that I do love myself. I mean, I’ve known me for more than three decades now. That’s long enough for me to know and accept myself. If I don’t love myself, then who will?
My Questions for YOU
- What are you most looking forward to this spring?
- If you could change one thing about your past, what would it be and why?
- What is the single most life changing book or movie that you have ever watched or seen?
- What are your short and long term goals for blogging?
- What is one thing that you wish wouldn’t change post pandemic?
- If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
- Have you ever dyed your hair? What color did you dye it?