Hooray, hooray, hooray! I received a nomination for my first blog award.
Since entering blogosphere, I realized blog awards are quite common and are given by other bloggers who enjoy reading your blog and are willing to recommend it to their blog community and viewership. This indeed is an awesome validation. Ospreyshire nominated me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ and I cannot be more humble and thankful for the honor.
Naturally, I should explain how the award nomination process works. Here are the rules:
1) Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
2) Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
3) Share 7 things about yourself
4) Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
5) Include this set of rules
6) Inform your nominees
Let’s get started on the things I want you to know about me.
I love to travel. Exploring foreign lands, sampling exotic foods, meeting interesting and indigenous people, and experiencing different cultures are some of the reasons travel is important to me. There are many facets to making the travel experience perfect. The biggest reasons most people cite for not traveling are affordability and time. Well, I have found ways to make travel affordable, not only for me, but for others too. Timing is totally up to the traveler. My goal is to seek out and enjoy the beauty that still exists and share my experiences as well as my expertise with others, after all, the world is my oyster.
Planner and Organizer. These are two of the most important tools I use in prepping for a travel itinerary. I love to research destinations, read current news of the travel industry, follow travel forums, listen to the opinions of work colleagues, friends and family members who travel often. The process of gathering information relative to the travel industry is never-ending but interesting, nevertheless. Social events, parties, weddings, cruises, you name it and I have a plan for it. Local events that I have planned and organized include: community health fairs, women’s ministries retreats, weddings, tea parties, showers (baby and wedding), Thanksgiving community dinners and church outings just to name a few.
Wild Flower by Skylark is my favorite song. I am probably dating myself here but if you hear or know this song you will know why I like it and you might like it too.
Hiking or going for an early morning walk is therapeutic for me, if not only for the exercise, it is one of the ways I relax. Whenever I go for long walks I am more impressed with the discoveries I find in nature. Even listening to the thump of my own heartbeat during a strenuous climb can be exhilarating. As I hike trails or walk the streets of my community, the further I go the more I use the alone time to meditate and pray. Typically, on these kinds of walks I can get much inspiration for my blog.
I tell stories via my scrapbook hobby. This is a great way to recount my travel adventures. A picture does tell a thousand words and says it best of all.
Reading has always been a love of mine from a child. Pouring over books, magazines, and anything I could put my hands on to read. The best and only book that I never tire of reading is the Bible – the Holy Word of God. It holds wisdom and instructions concerning practical, right living. It forms part of my daily devotion. It is the source of strength, inspiration, wisdom and the joy of my life.
I used to be a closet Trekkie. Yes, I loved the TV series – Star Trek. Actually, I find sci-fi films fascinating. Don’t ask me why. Maybe they appeal to my wanderlust nature to explore the unknown and to boldly go where no one has gone before.
There are many sites I find interesting along with travel. However, rule number four limits me from listing all of them. Therefore, here are my nominations for the One Lovely Blog Award:
There is no pressure to take part in this nomination, but I sincerely hope that all my nominees do. Recommending blogs I follow and/or like certainly have been my favorite to-do on the list of award rules mentioned above. Let me know in the comment section below your thoughts on blog awards and what they mean to you.
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