The Inspiring Blog Award!

I am pleased and excited to announce that I have been nominated for my second blog award!

Just when I happened to be feeling a little disconnected and uninspired when it came to my blog writing, a new reader, by the name of Ruth, sent me some sweet nectar of recognition.  It feels great to know that I have inspired others as much as other blog writers have inspired me to continue to explore my own truths, struggles and philosophical musings on a regular basis, and to create time for self-expression and unedited creation.

You can check out Ruth’s blog here. Thanks so much, Ruth!

As part of the recognition process, I’m supposed to give you, the readers, 7 interesting (more or less) facts about me.  Here are the bare bones:

1) I have a 2 year old Yorkshire terrier named Coco.  He was born in Colombia, in South America and I brought him with me to Canada when he was 8 months of age.

2) I am a serial reader.  I feel nervous if I don’t have a book at-the-ready by the time I’m finished with the current one I’m reading.  There was a point in my life when I would read several books at once but I gave that up for a consistent, continuous line-up of reading material, one book at a time: bestsellers, literature, non-fiction, you name it.

3) I have never worked retail.  My part-time and summer jobs have been lifeguard, snowboard instructor, camp counselor, youth worker/counselor and English teacher.  I don’t know the first thing about working a retail job and I feel kind of inadequate because of this fact. I feel that working retail is a rite of passage into adulthood.

4) I applied to a Master of Journalism (MJ) program at Ryerson and a Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Toronto along with my application to CCNM.  I was interested in all of the possibilities, so I thought I’d let the fates decide the rest – and they did.

5) I worked (for next to nothing) on a Discovery Channel documentary called “The Body Machine” one summer.  While working on the set, I toyed with the idea of entering the film industry.  That is, until I realized it was just as cutthroat and type A as any other “non-creative” industry like medicine or financial banking.  I’m in the doc, too but I’ve never seen it.

6) In high school I wanted to be a professional snowboarder… or a photographer.

7) I’m not happy unless I have the opportunity to fly to another country at least 3 times a year.  I love Canada, but after 4 months, I get bitten by the travel bug.

Now, I give you my top 15 blog recommendations!

1. – Ruth, who nominated me for this award, found me through Rian’s blog when she posted a “Freshly Press Yourself” challenge, which allowed fellow blogger with similar interests to connect with one another.

2. – totally addicted to this blog about med school, dating and cooking!

3. – a well-written hilarious blog.

4. – Linds is a fellow Canadian who nominated me for my first blog award. 

5. – a great blog about yoga and food, which I found out about from Linds (seen above).

6. – an excellent blog about spirituality by a dedicated follower of mine, Thomas Ross.

7. – a great blog about the state of our current society.  I found out about them from Freshly Pressed.

8. – a hilarious blog about a mother raising a gender non-conforming child.

9. – a great, well-written blog I found at Freshly Pressed.

10. – an amazing blog by a blogger who can really write, who I found about about through Linds.

11. – another great blog I found at Freshly Pressed.

12. – a blog about the (sometimes) lighter side of  living with fibromyalgia.

13.– a blog featuring some mind-blowing photography.

14. – a great philosophical blog.

15. – another great blog with entertaining and insightful posts.

Congratulations to all the excellent and inspirational bloggers out there!  I look forward to meeting more of you and drawing inspiration from your work!

Here are the RULES:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

10 thoughts on “The Inspiring Blog Award!

  1. Congratulations Talia!!!
    I enjoy reading your blog when I get a chance. Hope your studying is going well!!!!
    Love Carey-Ann

  2. Thanks Talia! I’ve also got the travel bug. I just got back from Spain this afternoon and was thrilled to see your nomination. Thanks for the compliment! I’ll be sure to check out the rest of the blogs on your list. I also laughed at fact #2 on your list…I’m an avid reader as well, but usually have a few different books going at a time.

    1. haha I tried reading polygamy in the past and it didn’t go well for me. I guess I’m a serial monogamous reader! You’re welcome! I love your blog! I hope you had a great time in Spain!

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