Sisterhood blog award 2 (or 3 or 4)…


I have recently been nominated a few times for this award since the first time. I never thought my little blog would get 120+ followers let alone several (or any) blog award nominations. So thank you to all who nominated me! This latest one is from Kim at Thank you! Perusing the questions, and considering it’s a snow day, I had to answer them.

I have done this before so I’m not nominating anyone else or writing questions for them. If you haven’t been nominated yet, consider yourself nominated! Instead of me asking you 10 questions, you can just give 10 random facts about yourself. Hey, it’s a snow day. We got like 18 inches. The snow drifts were half way up my SUV, tucking it in. I’m obligated to be lazy.


1. Who is your blog idol?

I don’t really have one. I follow a lot of funny, inspiring, awesome bloggers. I just want to make people smile, or feel less alone.

2. What song do you sing loudest in the shower?

I don’t. Not since high school. Singing leads to white girl dancing. That leads to slip and falls. I don’t need a concussion.

3. What’s your favorite curse word to yell at your ovaries?

Fuck! What the fuck!? But I’ve been practicing self-love this year, quite well. I’ve learned the hard way that no amount of yelling, cursing, or much of anything really will make me ovulate. So I’m in the acceptance phase. I’m giving my body a break and showing it I still care.

4. You get to meet one of your favorite fictional characters. Who is it?
Dean Winchester. If you know who that is, no explanation is needed. If not, watch the tv show Supernatural.
Here’s a pic for those who don’t know. (thanks google image search for the pic)
dean winchester
5. What do you think about when you need to smile?

Summer. My honeymoon. Any good times with Mr. Big.

6. If you could switch careers and be awesome at something other than what you currently do, what would it be?

Travel writer/blogger. Someone who gets paid to travel and write about how awesome it is.  But only warm, pretty places. With sand, palm trees, and someone bringing me daiquiri every time I finish one.

7. What’s your go-to “I didn’t have time to do my hair” style?

Twisted and clipped up. I don’t know what it’s called or what the clip is called. It’s like jaws for hair. I don’t have the hairdresser gene most girls do. I wore a ponytail for the first 15 years of my life. A low pony.

8. Taylor Swift or Katy Perry? YOU HAVE TO PICK ONE. If you want to.

Ugh if I HAVE to pick, Katy Perry. Better songs.

9. Would you rather legally change your last name to Hitler or never eat chocolate again?


10. On a scale of 1-10, how much do you love Benedict Cumberbatch? (If it’s below 5, I don’t know if we can be friends.)

Sorry but 0. I don’t really know who he is. I know the name. But I can’t even picture the face. So obviously I’m not a fan.


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

I’m honored to be nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, by Jasmine at Journey in the Woods. Thank you very much for my first nomination! Jasmine’s writing through her journey is real, raw, and beautiful.


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award recognizes the unique voices of women bloggers around the world. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for blogging about the times that you hurt, the events in your life, and the things that make you laugh.

To accept this award, here are the rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions they have set you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer. Nominate ten people.

These are my answers to Jasmine’s questions:

1. What inspired you to start a blog? Has writing helped you?
My ectopic pregnancy and realizing that there are so many losses like mine that seem so taboo to discuss. I felt alone, and I wanted to try to let others in my shoes know that they are not alone. Writing is also therapeutic for me. But as I’ve poured through other women’s stories and connected with other women (in my short time blogging) I’ve discovered that the reading and connecting is often the larger part of my therapy. The writing itself has helped tell my story in more detail than I can with those around me. It’s good to free the thoughts.

2. Do you like your job and why?
It’s the best one I’ve had yet, and the longest I’ve been doing the same thing. I’m self employed as a fitness instructor. Being my own boss is fantastic.

3. What cheerful things have you done for yourself lately?
When the sun is shining I like to go for walks/hikes. Being in nature brightens my mood. Going to acupuncture could also count here.

4. What is the your favorite quote?
“The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour. Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.”
“Time is just a concept and always the first thing to fade.”

5. Who have been influential in your life?
My father, my husband, certain professors (my creative writing professor and a culinary arts instructor).

6. Name your favorite actress.
Emma Stone.

7. What is the funniest thing have you done in your life?

I feel like I’ve done a lot. I like making others laugh. But when I was a kid, I was curious where the slip on a banana peel thing in cartoons (and mario kart) came from. I wanted to know if that could happen in real life. So I put a banana peel on the sidewalk, insides down, and got a running start. I slipped. My dad and best friend were witnesses to the entire thing. We all thought it was funny. Maybe you had to be there.

8. Which book has make a difference in your life?

I can’t think of one in particular. It’s more like all the books I’ve read became a part of me.

9. Are you afraid to say “NO” to others?
I used to be. I’m getting better. After dealing with depression a year ago I learned to do what I need to for me and say “no” without feeling guilty. That’s when the process of losing a 12 year friendship began. 😦

10. Are you a right handed person or left? 🙂
I am a righty. I try to use my left hand for things like brushing my teeth or writing occasionally with disastrous results.

Here are my nominations:

Infertility, Why Me?

Path to Birth

Life can change in a week

In the Mouth of the Lion

My Perfect Breakdown

Love Marriage Infertility

Eventual Momma

Electric Mystery

Spirit Baby Come Home

Infertility U Suck

Of course there are many more worthy of nomination but I limited to 10. 🙂

Here are your questions (if you have the time):
1) What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

2) If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

3) Do you have any fur babies?

4) What was the last book you read?

5) What is the biggest thing you’ve learned through blogging?

6) What did you want to be when you grew up?

7) Are you a morning person?

8) Name one positive thing you do to lift your spirits?

9) Is there a word that irks you? What is it?

10) Describe the last thing that made you laugh?