Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hello there ... I'm doing something a little different today. My fellow blogger and author of "yourlandismyland," Shayla, generously nominated me for an "Very Inspiring Blogger Award". I don't know much about blogger awards, but I definitely appreciate the nomination and am more than happy to pass on the love and inspiration. Thank you Shayla!

I don't see my blog as inspirational, although I guess behind any personal project, inspiration is always a part of the equation. I've done writing of all sorts before -- for business, for celebrity gossip blogs, for news, for marketing ... I've found that after some time, everything -- including writing about your favorite celebrities -- becomes tiresome if it's not written from the heart and about something you are truly inspired by. This blog is nearly 2 years old and hardly do I ever find it a task to update. To me, I guess, my blog in and of itself is an inspiration to write and keep writing. It's also created opportunities for me ... it's allowed me to make and meet friends, pushed me to go to events and places I may not have checked out were it not for the blog, and been a great outlet in more difficult times.

Anyway, enough about me and my blog! Onto the rules ...

The rules
  • Thank the person who nominated you. 
  • Post the award to your page. 
  • Share 7 facts about yourself. 
  • Nominate more bloggers.

7 facts
  • The first I'm sharing as a nod to Shayla. She mentioned that she used to learn music video choreography ... so did I! In middle school and my early high school years, I had this pipe dream of becoming a backup dancer for a pop star. I spent hours at a time slowing down music videos and learning the choreography. I also very nearly skipped Spirit Day at school in the ninth grade to go to an open audition for a girl group. For some reason, I thought it would've worked out ... now that I'm older and I realize just how introverted I am, all I can think is, "What was I thinking?!"
  • I didn't get my driver's license until I was 21, and it was my second shot at the driver's test. Public transportation is really great in New York City so I didn't feel much pressure to get my license.
  • I haven't driven since November 2008, and before that, November 2007.
  • I've never smoked a cigarette or done any drugs before, discounting alcohol.
  • I'm terrible at math. I failed Advanced Placement BC Calculus (what was I thinking taking BC Calculus!?) my last semester of high school, but because it was considered an elective, I was fine to graduate. I did, however, have to spend my last summer before college making up for the class by taking a statistics at Hunter College ... I got an A- in that class.
  • I've only gone trick-or-treating once. It was Halloween of the fourth grade, and I dressed up as a vampire. It rained that evening and I nearly slipped myself climbing up someone's staircase. The candy wasn't worth it!
  • I'm obsessed with accents. In fact, if I could make a career out of it, I'd probably go back to school to study Linguistics or Sociolinguistics. I've been doing accents since I was about 7 or 8, when I first became obsessed with England and the English accent. I've since picked up: the New York accent (of course), the Boston accent, the Southern accent (Deep South), the Southwestern accent (Utah/California ... I don't know if you can really call it that, but I've noticed they pronounce their "-an" sounds differently!), the Northern English/Scottish accent, the Irish accent (not too great at this one yet), the Australian accent (mostly). And the Canadian accent, I guess you could say. My favorite accents to do are the Southern accent and the posh English (Received Pronunciation) accent.

And here are my nominations!
  • Abby, the first friend I made through this blog. She is a fellow writer and New Kids On The Block fan, has a great blog journaling the ups and downs of both.
  • Amy is Abby's twin sister and also a fellow writer. She also offers fantastic insight into the world of publishing and writing.
  • Jo is a blogger who found me recently ... she and I share a passion for travel, and she takes amazing photographs of her travels.
  • Suzy is an Australian blogger who's found herself in New York City! I love seeing New York City from her perspective, and she's been exploring all these interesting eateries I don't have the budget to right now :)

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