Thursday, September 01, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award...

Tonight I found out that Tahlia over at The Parenting Files had been awarded a Versatile Blogger award by another blogger, and as part of receiving the reward, she had in turn passed this award onto me - and a number of other lovely bloggers who I feel honoured to be named amongst! So, I'd like to say a huge thank you to Tahlia for her generosity and encourage you all to go check out her blog filled with parenting wisdom and reflections!
The rules after accepting the Versatile Blogger Award are:
- thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post
- share 7 things about yourself
- pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs

7 things about me:
  1. I'm an open book; what you see is pretty much what you get, hairy chin moles and all (okay, I do pluck, so you might not actually see actual hairs, but don't say I didn't warn you!).
  2. I'm a size 20-22 and I LOVE my body; spent many years hating my body, but hating is exhausting and once I realised I thought other women my size were beautiful just as they were, I decided I couldn't be bothered hating myself anymore.
  3. I can't be around angry. Angry bores me. I get that the world sucks and that people feel discriminated against, but I just can't see that angry gets anyone anywhere. So, I don't do sustained angry. (which is not at all the same as never getting angry - ask my kids, I can get very angry indeed - but anger is a cancer that eats the soul so I try to let it go these days)
  4. I honestly, sincerely, deep down in the marrow of my soul believe in the ability of anyone to achieve their life's dream; I also believe in determination.
  5. I over-analyse everything and live mostly in my head.
  6. I really like to be made a fuss of on my birthday and would dearly love for someone, anyone, to one day throw me a party... I keep living in hope that the Grumpy Old Man will do it, but hmmm, he's not a grand gesture sort of guy.
  7. I recently discovered I have synesthesia whereby I see days of the week, months of the year and years as a three dimensional picture (for me they're loops or wavy ribbons), and these also have specific colours. I'm planning on getting my brother to draw these images for me (he's much better at drawing than I am) and then I'll blog about it greater detail!
Okay, so 15 recently discovered blogs - these blogs aren't necessarily new, it's more that I've just discovered them...



tahlia @ the parenting files said...

thankyou my dear! You must have a party next brithday.. very important! So don't like anger either! I will be using some of your words to help others. However I see anger as the tip of the iceberg, with so much else going on underneath... for many, anger is the only thing they know to let out.

Feel I know you a little better now :) x

Sif Dal said...

Oh, I agree regarding anger. The basis of anger is in fear - if you can figure out the fear in which the anger is rooted, it can greatly help to reduce the need for anger.

I really do need a party for my next birthday - I'm turning 40! Woot!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the award Sif! Synesthesia sounds really interesting. Seeing days/weeks/months as pictures and colours sounds really cool.

Good Job!