I was recently awarded the Blog on Fire award from
XLMIC at Taking it On
If you haven't yet visited her blog, it's a must. I have truly enjoyed reading about her running challenges and biking adventures over the past several months.
There are two caveats to this award:
# 1 - Share 7 deep things about myself...that's an interesting criteria for a blogger. I feel like every day is sharing, so I have been wondering what I could conjure up for this award.
One...I am still fostering a childhood dream of being a published author. I have published some curriculum and thought about professional publication, but I think there is a story waiting to be told. I have toyed with several starts and ideas but there's nothing that I am willing to share yet.
Two...I wish I was wittier in the moment. I really have to think about good comebacks and then the moment has passed and my thought is no longer relevant. I feel like a witty person, but in conversation with others it just never happens.
Three...Some days I fantasize about owning my own business. There have been times when I've considered opening a private school and other times that I have thought about opening a book store with a cozy coffee shop. I don't really want the responsibility and uncertainty of being a small business owner, but it's a fun dream to pull out especially when I'm a bit cranky about my real job.
Four...I really love science! This is definitely not news-worthy sharing for people who know me, but I really love science. I love to learn new things, I am hugely curious, I love sharing new ideas and adventures with my kids! And now for a shameless plug...if you haven't visited The Science Mommy yet...you really should. It's my science blog, and in my heart it's quickly taking the place of this one as my primary blog.
Five...I have been training all summer for an Olympic triathlon. The Olympic triathlon scares the crap out of me. This is easily the hardest, scariest, most unknown thing I have ever done. I am not sure exactly why I am so compelled to finish this race, but it's something I need to prove to myself. I can't wait for it to be over.
Six...I am usually a glass half-full, silver lining, Pollyanna kind of girl. That's not to say that I don't experience sadness, depression, low self-esteem...there are days when they hit me like a ton of bricks. I lost two years of my life mired in grief and agony. As I was coming out of those two years, and putting myself back together I made a conscious choice to project the positive person...to be that person. I know that I often annoy people with my attitude and that some people assume that I have never experienced loss, that I may be a shallow person. What I know is that a person can get lost in grief and depression. I don't pretend those feelings don't exist but I do my best to spend each day positive, happy and smiling.
Seven...hmmm...are you still reading? There are still so many things that I want to do in life. There are so many places to travel, adventures to have, projects to complete. While I am happily settled in a marriage and a family and a job...I am always looking for what's next? What's new? I have a curiousity and a thirst for life and I can't wait for the next thing?
Thanks for the award! Thanks for reading along! I am tagging these bloggers...
Wendy at The Sederwalls
Leila at Spinach and Skittles
Louise at Well, That'sJust Terriffic
Julie at 3 Mom's in 1 (A Balancing Act)
Sarah at Clover Lane
Donna at Go Mommy, Go!