On July 17th the sweet Irish-Hawaiian-Author-Extraordinaire guy, Mark Koopmans passed on the Super Blogger Award to me. Little did he know at the time my life was slightly imploding and his award felt like a virtual hug and much needed pick-me-up. Thank you, Mark, for thinking of me and your awesome timing. Here are the rules for this super sweet award:
Take the award for yourself, then pass it along to someone who inspires you or you just think is “super” in one way or another. Tell us why you think that person is super and deserving. Now, all the recipient has to so is reveal (as in one) small secret about themselves (super people always tend to have a secret or two, right?) and pass the reward on to someone they think is deserving.
Mark, by the way, shared a sweet secret about how he proposed to his lovely wife. You can (and should) read it here and be prepared to do a lot of oooooing and ahhhhhing.
|How cute are they?|
(stolen without permission from his Blog)
I thought long and hard about a secret I could (and should!) reveal. It wasn't easy; I tend to keep things secret for very good reasons, mainly my pride and dignity. But here we go.
Like most writers, I love to daydream. One of my favorite daydreams is that I have actually learned to play the mandolin I bought myself several years ago, and I have miraculously got over my acute stage fright and have joined a band of musicians and sing and play in a local bluegrass band. My daydreams never lead to fame or go beyond performing locally and having fun-- I dream modestly.
Now, if were to pick up and practice my instrument with any kind of regularity, and if I could get over my intense fear of performing and consequent need to pee every and any time I’m in front of people, this might be a daydream I could actually see to fruition. However, those hurdles are exactly why I keep this little fantasy a secret.
|This says it all...|
Thanks Mark for making me spill my guts to EVERYONE... and for your kind award.
|Look at that smile-- the mirror of her heart.|
(Also shamelessly lifted without permission)
I would like to pass this award on to my writing and blogging friend Alexandra Caselle, author of the blogs Rhet Effects and Womanlution. For starters, Alexandra is an amazing writer—a true artist with words. She is sensitive and sweet and her heart is revealed every time she authors a poem, article or story. Alexandra is quick to support me with retweets and sweet messages in my email inbox reminding me she truly cares. This is a lady worth knowing for her heart of kindness and her skill with words.
Happy Monday and Keep Writing,
Julie AKA Bluegrass Star of Hidden Fame