I was truly humbled when I received a comment from Jim Wright today- better known to the blogging world as OlBigJim . I have not known Jim for long, but in the time that I have, I have found him to be such a gentle and generous soul. Today he shared with me the news that he had nominated me for ‘The Very Inspirational Blogger Award.’ Being new to all of this, I was truly honoured by the gesture. Thank you Jim.
My aim is to speak up about ‘taboo’ global issues, through blogging, poetry and short stories. Once I find my feet in this arena- I hope to take it to the classroom (I am a teacher) and eventually have the students start to do the same thing. Getting our children to speak up about the things they believe in, to fight for the rights of others in need and to encourage others to do the same, will hopefully lead to a generation of people who tackle problems and solutions head on.
Now here comes the difficult part for me- the rules. I can dish them out, but can I take them? Here are the rules that Jim passed on to me, along with the award.
◾Display the award logo on your blog (That I can do).
◾Link back to the person who nominated you (That was easy too).
◾State 7 things about yourself (Ha! Only 7?)
◾Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them
◾Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements. (Finally done!)
So I have finally found all 15 and what an adventure.
Here are my mandatory seven things:
1. I am a teacher who works at an exemplary independent school.
2. I think men and women need to be taught how to love their bodies.
3. I like to use the word ‘I’.
4. I have a beautiful six-month- old daughter, who prefers me to speak in scary voices rather than to tickle, and sing to her.
5. I believe in magic.
6. I strive to be the person that my dog already thinks that I am.
7. My first ever award was for a story that I wrote in grade two. It was completely plagiarised. Sorry Mrs K!
Here are my ten bloggers.
1. Lavendilly- a beautiful blog, blessing and gratitude.
2. Hero Journeys- helping authors to shine.
3. My Gluten Free Fitness Journey- a brave health journey.
4. Salwa Samra- inspirational poetry.
5. Julie Matei- listening to the wisdom of the inner Angel.
6. Simplify by Lynne & Teresa- Random Ponderings and helping me to be a wee bit more organised.
7. Alyson Baker – Inspirational Artist.
8. Lunch Sketch- Beautiful art and poetry.
9. The Rainbow Chaser- brave, bold and witty.
10. Inspiring the Girls- the name speaks for itself.
11. Melly Was Here- A teacher, mother and writer (obviously why I found her!)
12. Edible News – a student run initiative!
13. Maths Education Concepts, by Nneka- inspiring students and teachers
14. Poetry for the Living- beautiful poems, connecting us to nature.
15. Dr Gayle is creating a book and asks what our global youth are thinking.
Thanks again Jim- what a wonderful thing.