A few months ago 🙂 … I was nominated for the “Mystery Blogger Award” by Jenna, The Sunshine Artist. Thank you Jenna for the honor! She will whisk you away to magical worlds of beautiful poetry and positive images which I look forward to reading in the mornings. I love her imagination and creativity, so if you haven’t already, please stop by!
WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award created for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.
- Put the award logo/image on your blog
- Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
- Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
- Nominate 10 – 12 people
- Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
- Create 5 questions of your choice for your nominees
Three Things About Myself:
- I love to create vision boards!
- I enjoy volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
- For a period of time, a persistent turtle kept coming back to my front door, even though I would drop it back in the lake where it belonged. It really wanted to stay with us!
If you had to sum yourself up in 3-5 words, how would you describe yourself?
I wish I only had 3-5 words! I must have described myself in a myriad of ways! Many people have said many things about me, but if there is anything that I am consistently, it’s that I’m inquisitive, trustworthy, conscientious, accommodating, kind.
If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow what would it be and why?
It’s very difficult for me to imagine myself as a benevolent autocrat at the moment! 😉 Universal rules…I feel like my “rules” can sometimes be easier said than done, but if we pondered and acted on these thoughts of spreading and feeling joy, caring of others, tending to your own happiness, how will the world be?
Happiness helps alleviate stress, improves social life, builds rewarding friendships, and boosts motivation, creativity, and productivity. Caring also helps builds strong relationships and strong communities. “Strength in numbers”. Feeling joy helps the heart and helps you enjoy life.
What’s a book that you’ve read or a movie that you’ve watched that had a big impact on you and why?
I have different categories of impact, but four movies came to mind. When I was a child, “Spirited Away” by Hayo Miyazaki changed my life. It was such a magical, imaginative movie that will take you on a wondrous adventure that taught me lessons in loyalty, friendship, and courage.
Another movie that left a huge impact on me was a breathtaking, beautiful, yet sad, intense Italian film called Life is Beautiful (La Vita e Bella). I first watched it when I was 13 years old. It made me laugh and cry as to how someone could find the beauty in situations that were cruel.
Afterwards, the books and movies that had the impact on me were the ones that I read and watched during freshman year of college. That was my biggest culture shock! I was exposed to a host of worldly problems I never even heard of.
A classmate of mine in my ethics class passionately brought to my attention the scary world of female genital mutilation. She was upset and yelled out, “No one cares!” Our entire class was silent. American National Public Radio covered the topic several times since 2014 to raise awareness, but I saw her point.
In my mind, many people want to shut their eyes from these issues because life is hard already and they just want to enjoy as best they can. Seeing how upset she was made me make a promise to myself and to her to spread awareness of the issue. Almost Muslimah shares her feelings and goes into detail about it here.
Seeing the things that many girls face around the world everyday, one movie that stands out in my memory is “Girl Rising”. What would our world be like if you can empower young girls to be all they can be? No longer invisible, but powerful.
The last movie I watched that left lingering thoughts was “Water and Power: A California Heist”. The greed of certain individuals for “blue gold” was eye-opening considering the scale. It impacted me so much that I constantly raise awareness by bringing it up in my conversations. I was also very fascinated by the field of journalism and the change it can bring in the world.
What’s an adventure that you haven’t done yet, but would love to have and why?
I don’t think I shared all of my adventures yet! I once had a dream that I was visiting a magnificent, sparkling library that was underwater. I think watching “The Meg” scared me and wrecked that idea. 😉
One place I would like to visit is Claude Monet’s Garden in Giverny, France. I would stay in the area for a month. I would set up a picnic blanket, sit outside with many canvases, and start painting what I see while eating some chocolate covered strawberries and sandwiches. I would write all sorts of stories of events that would happen in my paintings. It would be more of a retreat from the city life and my tech pursuits. Being in nature always refreshes me and Monet’s paintings have inspired awe since I was 12!
If you were to enter a parallel universe where everything is the opposite what would that look like to you?
Oh my! Where do I begin? I cannot possibly cover it all. I just recently watched an episode of Star Trek Voyager where the computerized doctor is suddenly human. What if I woke up one morning and found out I was robotic? Instead of the suburb life, I live in the scorching Amazonian jungle where I would zipline to work/school with my pet toucan on my shoulder as I upload information via satellite for current events. Underwater ironing has became a famous sport and I’ll be watching the world cup championship on a flexible OLED screen. Fish would be flying in the air, birds will be swimming in the seas!
There will be no pollution because inventors and designers were finally able to implement cool devices to handle the issue. Okay… I might be getting outta hand! 😀
Most of my blogging friends are busy delivering content so I would like to give a shout out to these bloggers! I find poets and photographers to be a mysterious bunch, as I feel that I’m curious about their musings and what they see with their world lenses. 🙂
- Visionary Trailblazin’ – Her experiences with social work inspire me
- Little Fears – Enjoy this artist’s simple yet humorous sketches
- One Million Photographs – Liz shares inspiring photos from her trips
- Poems for Warriors – Jason shares poetry, music, and movies
- Lucid Being – Interesting articles/photos of a wide array of concepts
- Proscenium – Jason shares a slice of life with stories and photos
- Heartstring Eulogies – Sarah shares beautiful poems from her heart
- Love will bring us together – Bob shares daily funnies, nature photos, and philosophical musings
- Moda Creative Thinking – Wonderful, mind-blowing images and video
- IdoRun – Enjoy learning about forms of poetry and her musings
- Blue Feet, Bamboo Flute – Lovely poetry which explores the beauty
Two Mysterious Questions
What theory or explanation do you have for why these 400 pine trees in Poland have grown crooked?
You’re working alongside Carmen Sandiego trying to catch some art thieves who are now after YOUR favorite art pieces. What is your favorite work of art and what will you do to protect it?