I know what you are probably thinking ‘The Afterthought, today is not Sunday…and sure the days just blur into each other during this time but it’s not Sunday!!’. You would be very right in your thinking but let’s make an exception.
Sooo…. I was nominated for the SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD!!! (fireworks playing out in the distance…and my mind)
This is an award within the Blogging community – given to bloggers by their peers. Those who are nominated inspire and spread positivity through their blogs (too much blog, huh?) and I’m so honoured to have been nominated by two awesome bloggers I’ve come to know, Kevin and Livia. Thank you so much for the nomination. It’s encouraging to know my little potion of the Internet could touch someone. (I’ve made it easy to get to know them by linking to their Sunshine Blog Award posts where they answer 11 quick questions that give you an insight into who they really are.)
1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
4. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, write them 11 new questions and notify them about the nomination.
So I’ll start with Kevin’s since I saw her blog post and nomination first. Kevin is a recent addition to the Blogging Family (not to recent though) and this blog post of hers made me click the follow button. Otherwise find her at Beauty In Words
1. What is your best Bible scripture and why?
Hands down Romans 8:37-39. It starts with the affirmation that in all these things (listed from v35-36) we are more than conquerors in Christ and goes on to assure us that NOTHING can separate us from His love. I need those assurances when life starts acting up.
2. What’s your favourite way to spend a weekend?
Staying home, reading novels or watching good TV. Maybe a few hours with friends provided we had planned ahead.
3. What type of music are you into?
Rock music!!! Turn the volume high and rock out. But yeah I love Rock.
4. Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?
Either Murchison Falls National Park or Kidepo Valley National Park. Should be a family trip but I would like to see Uganda in all its glory first before I go running around the world (and I definitely plan on running around the world). Been to Queen Elizabeth and Sipi so I’m slowly but surely seeing it all.
5. What are your hobbies, and how did you get into them?
Novel reading – I’ve always loved books and read my first full children’s novel at the age of 8. I think it was Enid Blyton’s Enchanted Tree or something like that. This was on a challenge by my class neighbour. Journaling – according to my mum I’ve been writing for a very long time. But I took interest in this when I was 9 and dying with emotion of how unfair my life was and how I was going to run away from home (still here years later). It wasn’t consistent but yeah the habit found its way home. Watching TV – this is a family hobby. I was born into it.
6. What was your favourite age growing up?
I’m not sure I had a favourite age but 16 had been romanticised so much on TV, thanks to MTV’s Super Sweet Sixteen. It had to be a magic age. I looked forward to it so much that it turned out to be a disappointment when it was all done. But on the whole it was a good year. Yep 16.
7. Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert?
Definitely an introvert. I like my quiet time and words flow easier in writing than real time conversation. (I’m so wordy here and you may not get more than twenty words from me in reality). Therefore I’m extremely grateful for texts.
8. What is the best joke you’ve ever heard?
Hard to say but I have my best laughs, usually every day, during our Family Altar time. My family can be so hilarious sometimes.
9. What’s the phone app you use most?
Scrabble Go and Candy Crush. I think I should delete those.
10. What is your best quote by who?
It’s hard to pick one because I’m hearing great things everyday that make a whole lot of sense but I’ll go with ‘If someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time’ by Maya Angelou. It saves you a lot of heartache in the long run.
11. What is your happiest moment? That moment right before I fall asleep.
WHOA! You guys still here!? OK, Commercial break before we tackle the others. Get your water and a snack, stretch your muscles, as I ponder whether I should nominate anyone else ;). Feel like with these twenty two questions do it all.
1.Which dream country would you reach and journal about later for having gotten there? Hard to say… I journal a lot even here. But maybe Israel or The Bahamas.
2. What’s that Bible verse you love and can’t ever forget? Romans 8: 37-39. I’ve been writing it almost everywhere since I was 13.
3. Anything except what’s already in your resume, what would you write if asked to profile yourself? Don’t you guys always freeze up when asked to talk about yourselves…like what do I say or leave out. I think I’d put sensitive and daring (in small measures) on the list. Every other attribute should make it to the resume.
4. When did you get saved if you are a believer? January 21st 2002. Yep, I was already here by then.
5. What’s that one thing that easily gets under your skin? Women oppression. When I listen to some of the stories some women have endured, it makes me want to set the world on fire. Like seriously if we can’t all enjoy the world, let’s call it quits and all go wherever we end up.
6. Make a playlist of six your favourite gospel songs. Available – Elevation Worship , Easy never needed You – Sarah Reeves, In Control – Hillsong Worship, Sold Out – The Collective UG, Pieces – Bethel Music and With You – Elevation Worship. So this has been more of a pick and play move. I like a lot of music and favourites change depending on the mood and the day.
7. Power and influence or believing in yourself in this contemporary world? Which is it for you? Can I say all? I think people have a misconception of power and influence but if you have heard ‘Go’ by Lota House I think we need more good people in positions of power. Bad people succeed because good people stay away from these positions. And you get there faster when you believe in yourself so definitely both for me.
8. What hobbies have contributed to being you? Reading novels and journaling.
9. What is your take on cyber harassment? It can be brutal. I haven’t been on any end of it though but I definitely understand why people keep their comments sections closed some times. If you can take measures to guard against it then please do.
10. What negative traits have taken you a very long while to change? Being too harsh on myself. My thoughts can be merciless when picking me apart.
11. What does your birthday wish list look like? Haha… This question would have made sense…and had a much more interesting answer about three years ago. Now I don’t mind, it’s another day on the calendar. If something happens well and good, if nothing happens we’ll and good. Just need to go through the day without major hiccups.
And that’s a wrap!! These were great questions, definitely made me think so…I’m sure this blog award has gone round a lot and most bloggers already have it up. (and I was wondering, is there a time frame for this). I nominate anyone else who reads this that would like to go through these questions.
- What’s the best book you’ve read so far this year?
- What’s your favourite book genre?
- What are three things you do well?
- What is one thing you’d like to do more?
- What are you most grateful for now?
- What advice would you give your teenage self (those that are teenagers ask someone older and listen closely)
- What’s the last criticism you received and what you did about it?
- One thing you could change if you had the power to?
- What is your greatest fear?
- Would you rather go without your phone or food for a day?
- Would you rather go banjee jumping or sky diving?
Thank you for stopping by. And sticking with this long post. I really appreciate it. OK then, see you again Sunday…unless it’s an emergency.