Paying It Forward


What a lovely what to kick off June. My cyber-sister, Dawn, gave me “The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award.”  I consider Dawn my cyber-sister because (a) I’ve never actually met her, I only know her through her blog, she’s an amazing writer; and (b) She’s seems to love cream in her Earl Grey as much as I do.

So in light of receiving this honor, it would seem that there are a few things I need to do:

  1. Tell you seven random things that you likely don’t know or wouldn’t guess about me,
  2. Pass the award on to between five and fifteen of my own favorite bloggers, and
  3. Tell the nominated bloggers that they are nominated…

So without further ado…7 random things …(in no particular order):

  • I love science fiction. Star Wars, Star Trek (all the series), Star Gate, you name it – I love it.
  • When I was younger I thought I’d replace Dan Rather as anchor of the CBS news (don’t laugh…yes I’m dating myself here…it was the 90s for pete’s sake)
  • I probably know all the words to every television theme song from 80s and 90s. I was a latch key kid, what can I say.
  • I’m tremendously proud of my Gullah heritage – I wasn’t at first (and I’m quite embarrassed to admit that) but as a kid I appreciated and loved my grandparents dearly, I just didn’t understand them.
  • The biggest joy of my life is watching my children sleep. Not because they’re quiet (*rim shot*) but because they smile while they sleep, and it makes me feel like I have healthy, happy children.
  • In addition to Earl Grey with cream, my favorite breakfast would also include hot buttered croissants with strawberry jam. My second favorite would be a traditional low-country breakfast of fried shrimp with buttery grits.  
  • I’m learning to speak in the affirmative in all areas of my life. I use to say “I want to be a writer” now I say with authority, “I’m writing” – because I’ve learned that “being” a writer is actually a process.

Now to pay it forward by introducing you to some of the blogs I read regularly.

Recovering Dawn –  I love reading how Dawn navigates life, she’s clever.  My favorite entry by Dawn is called, “Denial” —  a true wake-up call.

Lupus In Color –  Raquel is a lupus survivor, her blog is raw and honest and describes her life as she has lived with lupus. I think she’s strong and smart. I admire this woman.

Always Order Desert  – Alejandra makes cooking seem effortless and the takes the most incredible pictures of the food she prepares.

The Engledow Chronicles – Jenni is awesome, her personality shines through with every post. I love how she loves her family.  

Totsymae – a newcomer but I got the feeling she’s an old soul. She’s kind and her posts are refreshingly honest. I’m excited to see where she takes her blog.

While the Dervish Dances – Cathy is an incredible writer, she’s creative and I find myself reading her posts more than once.

My Fabulous Boobies – Nicole is a breast cancer survivor and I just love reading her musing at her blog. She’s real, enough said.

Phillis Remastered  – Because Honorée is going to tell you EXACTLY what she thinks….straight up, no chaser.

There are others that I read, many others. I’m so grateful that I discovered this “world” of blogging. The support that I receive on my blog is wonderful. The connections that I have made online have enriched my life.

4 thoughts on “Paying It Forward

  1. Thanks for the nomination!

    Those are some interesting and endearing facts about you. I used to go to the SC all the time to do art shows, Gullah shows and others. Not a Gullah artist but the people were so receptive to my work. I happen to like paintings that portray the culture.

  2. Thank you for the nomination! I was going to list yours as well, but you had already won from Dawn. I don’t know the rules of these things! It was my first award 🙂

    You are so sweet – I really enjoy your blog, too. I love your stories.

  3. Thank you so much for the nomination. I really appreciate what a sweet thing to do.
    I am enjoying reading through your blog!

    Keep it up you have to love blogging it is so good for the soul!

    Lupus In Color

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