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It’s not what you think…

I was NOMinated for the Golden Bloggerz Award by fellow blogger Bill over at A Silly Place. Not only is his site full of great content, he genuinely loves to share others’ content that he finds interesting on a weekly basis. Thanks again Bill for being so supportive and also for the nom. 😉

Rules

  1. Place the award logo on your blog.
  2. Mention the rules.
  3. Thank whom ever nominated you and place a link to their website.
  4. Mention the awards creator and add a link to that, too.
  5. Tell your audience three things about you.
  6. Answer your nominator’s questions.
  7. Nominate 10 to 20 people who deserve this award. no thank you
  8. Let the nominees know by messaging/commenting on their social media or their blog.
  9. Ask you nominees any five questions that you want.
  10. Share two to three links to your best posts.

3 Lesser Known Facts

  1. You know how people can belly dance…? Yeah, I can’t do that, but I can roll my tongue. I can also form it into a 3 leaf clover.
  2. I used to play volleyball in high school and I was damn good at it. My first 2 years I played as the setter (my nickname was Irish Setter because of my red hair) and then as the libero (back row digger) my last year. My only regret in life is that I didn’t continue playing in college.
  3. One of my first jobs was working construction. I mostly helped with leveling the ground before asphalt was poured. I also helped the company plant 500 trees as a tax write off.

Bill’s Questions

1. What is your favorite quotation, and why?

Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.      -Oscar Wilde

You know the saying Jack of all trades, master of none… I want to epitomize that persona. I do all the things so I can learn all the things.

2. Your house is burning down. You, your loved ones and your pets will all get out safely, but you can only take one thing with you. What is it? Realistically my phone most likely, but no one likes to play ‘realistic’ games, so I would take my childhood blankie.

3. What is something (or someone) you hate, even though you know it’s completely irrational? The Beastie Boys. Heaven help me! I just can’t stand their sound–like literal nails on a chalkboard. Anytime they come on the radio, believe me when I say: I legitimately scream to drown out the sound until I can change the station. Why do I have such a visceral reaction to their music I hear sense you asking…? I have no idea. I’ve never really listened to their music on my own volition. I have no ill feelings towards the group members or bad memories associated with their music. My body just rejects their sound entirely.

4. In 25 words or less, what is your process for writing blog posts? I treat my blog like a journal. I recount my adventures and share stories that have impacted me. I pick a topic and word vomit.

5. What is the last thing you regretted doing? Does it count if it was an accident? I accidentally cut someone off in traffic the other day and she wound up behind me in the drive-thru of a fast-food restaurant. I felt so guilty that I paid for her order. I still feel bad about cutting her off though. Sorry lady!

My Questions

  1. What is something you are passionate about?
  2. Wearing socks during sleep… atrocity or nightly habit?
  3. What do you want for Christmas this year?
  4. What is your go-to Taco Bell order?
  5. What is your dream car?

This is where I’m supposed to nominate people and since I don’t like being put in the position of ‘captain of the kickball team in the school yard’, I shall abstain from this responsibility. But if you wish to participate (ie. answer my ingenious questions), by all means. (And if you wear socks to bed I’m not sure I can respect your opinions anymore)

Some of my greats

One of my posts was published on an online magazine, so I guess that has to be one of my best pieces: Modern Day Romance.

My first ever post still is one of my favorites. It really gives the reader insight into younger, care-free me: I Was That Girl In School…

My most viewed post is this one: Soulmate vs. Red String of Fate.

Long-Lost Sisters… They Do Exist!

Mothers.

The everyday super hero.

Not only are they caretakers for their children and beloved spouses, they often times act as chauffeurs, chefs, personal assistants, doctors, vets, plumbers, landscapers, groupies, and that’s all before lunch. They are the ones boys compare their girlfriends to and girls look to emulate. They are always kind, loving, and compassionate, but watch out when momma bear gets triggered. Continue reading

Modern Day Romance

I follow a lot of blogs dedicated to dating in modern day with the help of technology based matchmaking platforms such as Tinder, OK Cupid, or any multitude of online dating sites. Bloggers are always writing about searching for their Baby/Boo/BAE in a sea of ghosting, cat fishing, and benching, trying to determine if they’re DTF, DDF, DTE, or if they have a GSOH IRL, then defending their said catch from thirsty THOTs while trying to establish if they’re FWB, NSA, or being slayed by DTR (translation below). Continue reading

Reaching Puddle Jumping Status

You guys! I’m finally doing it! I’m hopping on an airplane and headed to a far away land in less than a week! Me! Just a small town girl, 🎶 living in a lonely wooorrrld, took the midnight train…. ahem. Sorry. Got a little carried away. But seriously… I’m heading to England and France; places that I’ve only ever dreamt of visiting, and I’m so stinkin’ excited! Continue reading

New Year’s Resolution or an Annual Fad?

Is it still considered cliché if I post about New Years’ resolutions at the end of January? No!? Well okay! Yes!? Well shut your damn mouth!

The Original Phoenix over at Confessions of a Reborn Girl asked me about my New Years’ Resolutions; Have I made any this year? If so, what was it…? And I decided to share with you all my thoughts on and experience with New Years’ resolutions. Continue reading

Excuse My Incompetence…

Hello readers! It was recently brought to my attention that my comment section has been on the MIA list since I made my Christmas Tag post. I’m not really sure what happened and I’m very sad at the thought that I’ve missed out on some lovely feedback, but it has since been corrected, so if you had something to say, now’s the time to say it! Continue reading

Real Neat Blog Award

I feel like Meet Me In Nevada and I are playing tag with awards lately, but I suppose that’s what happens when you have two bloggers who enjoy one another’s blogs. 🙂 I have been nominated by her for the Real Neat Blog Award.

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo on your blog
  • Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Nominate any number of bloggers you like, by linking their blogs
  • Let them know of their nomination (by commenting on their blog etc.)

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We Made It Work

I’m writing out my life in a timeline, so to experience my story the way its supposed to be told, start at I Was That Girl In School… then proceed chronologically by post date.

I can hear your thoughts… So what happened with you and Boyfriend? How did you move on? 

Slowly but surely, we picked things back up from where we started: we would go on dates, he would come spend time with my family at family game nights, and I started attending church services with him at Mrs. Saintly’s church. We fell in love all over again and felt that this love was so much stronger than our previous love. We felt as though our bond was indestructible having survived what we had. Apologies were exchanged and we were looking to the future. Continue reading

The Handwriting Tag

I have recently been encouraged by Natalie Schriefer to participate in the Handwriting Tag after commenting on her post, and thought it sounded like a fun post to do, so here we are!

The rules:

  1. Write your name.
  2. Write your blog’s name.
  3. Write your favorite word and its definition.
  4. Write something nice.
  5. Write the name of your favorite song right now.
  6. What are you writing with?
  7. Write a fun fact about yourself.
  8. Write/ draw your favorite emoticon.
  9. Write a silly message.
  10. Write who you’re tagging (the more the merrier).

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He Messed with the Wrong Girl

I’m writing out my life in a timeline, so to experience my story the way its supposed to be told, start at I Was That Girl In School… then proceed chronologically by post date.

It was now time to lawyer up. I met up with my lawyer and my Guardian Angel and I explained everything that had happened including the first time he raped me months before. They consoled me when I cried. They reminded me that I was strong. They encouraged me when I started to doubt myself. If it weren’t for the two of them, I’m not sure justice would have ever been served; at least not in my case.

For those of you unfamiliar with court cases, they can take months, years even, to ever be completed. From the day he pulled a knife on me to the sentencing hearing, my case lasted 8 months. Continue reading