I had a wonderful surprise yesterday, I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Scarlett Cat, writer of the bravely open and honest blog “Scarlett’s BPD Corner” where she talks about living with Bipolar Disorder. Recently she wrote a poem called “Love in the form of words,” it is amazing! If you haven’t been introduced to her before, I highly recommend checking her out.
What is the Liebster Award?
It’s an award in which bloggers nominate other bloggers to show respect for their works and their dedication. It’s an appreciation and recognition for all the fellow bloggers out there in the blogosphere.
Rules for Accepting It:
- Write about it on your blog and thank the person who nominated you, write about their blog too.
- Display the award on your blog.
- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs which you feel deserve it.
- Let the nominees know that you nominated them.
Here are the official rules for the Liebster Award 2018.
Don’t forget to create 10 questions for them to answer. Notify your nominees and provide a link to your post so that they’ll know what to do. Once you’re done, come back here and comment with the link to your post so I can check out your answers.
Questions Scarlett Cat asked:
What is your favorite writer and why?
My first thought when I read this question was, “Do I have to pick one?” I’m sure most writers would initially respond in the same way because all writers love reading too. If I had to choose one though I would choose Mark Twain. I am drawn to his humor, his wit, and the way he chooses how to word a phrase. One of my favorite passages in any book is in “Life on the Mississippi” where Twain describes the river like a book that you can read over and over again and find new meaning in it each time.
What motivates you to write?
I would say I have more of a drive to write rather than a motivation. I will get an idea in my head and it just won’t let me rest until I have it down on paper. And then musing on that idea I get excited about the different directions I can take that idea in. Right now I’m trying to focus on taking ideas in directions that are unexpected and different from what I’ve seen before.
When and why did you begin writing?
The first time I remember writing was when I was around 6 or 7. It was Christmas morning and I had woken up early and had to wait a couple of hours before I was allowed to go downstairs. The time was creeping by, waiting to open my stocking and presents, so I sat down and started writing a story about a girl on Christmas. I don’t remember how it ended but I remember how fast the time flew by once I began working on that story. That was also when I discovered my love of finding ways to put words together in different ways. Even to this day I will start with one phrase and then play with it until I find something that I like.
If you could change 5 things about this world, what would you change?
- I’d make it so people could work 40 hours a week and have more than enough to live on comfortably.
- I’d make sure all the Veterans were taken care of and none of them were homeless or forgotten.
- Develop a way to build affordable housing so everyone could have a place to call home.
- Make education affordable for everyone who wants it.
- Make plastic packages much easier to open than they are now.
If you could change something about yourself, what would it be? It can be physical or psychological.
My depression. The way it lies to me and never shuts up, always whispering in my brain telling me every negative thing it can say. Yes, I’m personifying a condition but that’s how I see it. Like a fat roly-poly little devil sitting on my shoulder.
Do you still watch TV? If so, what do you like to watch?
I do watch a lot of television still. My favorite shows include: Doctor Who, Walking Dead, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, The Crown, Victoria, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, and several others.
If you could live forever in an imaginary world from a book, tv show or movie, which one would you pick?
Without hesitation, I’d pick Doctor Who. I’ve always imagined what it would be like to be able to travel anywhere in time and space. To visit distant worlds and see how they live, their art, literature, social customs, etc. Or to just visit the past or future here on Earth. I think the adventure of it would be such a thrill. Or maybe find a spot and stay for a couple centuries and see how the world changes.
What is your morning routine?
Wake up, turn my alarm off, doze off for a few minutes and then get up. Head downstairs, take care of my mom and my pets: breakfast, walks, cleaning litter boxes, etc. Then I have my breakfast. That’s about it, nothing too exciting, I’m afraid.
If you could revive five deceased people, who would you revive?
1. Mark Twain, I would love to spend a day with him.
2. My oldest sister, we lost her in 2016 and I miss her like crazy.
3. Leonardo Da Vinci just to be in the presence of his genius and to see what he would say about today’s world
4. Heath Ledger, I am aching to see what other roles he would have played during his career.
5. Alexander Hamilton, I would love to see what he thought of the musical about his life.
What are your plans for 2018?
Concentrate on developing my writing and getting my work out into the world. Read some great books. Hang out with my dog. Try to enjoy the world.
My Questions for My Nominees:
- What three words would you choose to describe the most life changing moment you’ve experienced?
- If you could live anywhere in the world for free where would you choose and why?
- If you had to listen to one musical genre for the rest of your life what would it be?
- What is your favorite word?
- Have you ever dreamed about eating and woke up craving that food? If so, what was it?
- What is the weather like where you are today?
- Do you believe in life on other planets, why or why not?
- You find a message in a bottle on the beach, what does it say?
- What is the best food you’ve ever had?
- Which came first the chicken or the egg?