Look at that! My party is still going! And I actually have one more reason to party: I got another nomination for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much, Telle, for nominating me for this award. As I’ve done a couple of awards over the last couple of days I decided to simply answer the questions asked to me and then extend the invite for all of you to participate in my little blogger party (check it out here) in order to get yourself a blogger award and introduce your blog to my other readers.
The party is still going on, so don’t miss out!
There’s a brand new award being handed out in the blogosphere! Or at least I think it’s brand new… It’s called the Entertainer Blogger Award and I was nominated for it by the most amazing Erika Kind. You should really head over and spend some time checking out her blog if you don’t know it yet. It’s so versatile and inspiring. A good place to hang out. Thank you so much, Dankeschön, Erika, for nominating me! So much fun 🙂
Yes, I am! Totally!
I’m currently refreshing my skills by taking part in blogging101 again and it has been fun so far. Yesterday was all about blogging events which I find pretty cool. Today it’s about branding. This word has always slightly scared me as I thought branding would be too much for my blog.
I do understand that my blog is kind of like a brand. But then it doesn’t feel like it to me. Anyway. Reading through the pointers I had to admit that my blog ticks a couple of those boxes and it happened just like that.
I just figured before I let you know where I am at, I tell you a little bit more about a little (blog) event I’m currently running. In a way it’s not really a blog event, as it’s not really happening on my blog. But it’s related to my blog. So everyone can sign up if you are interested:
Do you crave some extra inspiration and motivation in your life at the moment? Sign up for “Momma’s 21 Days Of Inspiration” to receive a daily email with an inspiring thought starting August 17th.
To sign up simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Momma’s 21 Days Of Inspiration”.
Yep, it has started last Monday but you can still sign up. And you will get all 21 of my messages still.
So back to the branding and being out there: Did you know that you can find me on Facebook as well? Scroll down and find the direct link to it in my sidebar. Or to make it simple just head over here: http://www.facebook.com/amommasview and I’m on Twitter too!
I’m probably repeating myself when saying how amazing this blogging community is. I receive so much support, there is so much inspiration and such a vivid exchange of thoughts. And now I got another recognition of “my work”: The Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you so much Anand, from Blabberwockying, for nominating me for this award.
One? Two? Three? Yes! Three! Three for me! Three award nominations. How very wonderful! Thank you so much Continuing With M.E. and Ninjaprooved and My Crazy Life for nominating me for the Premio Dardos, the Liebster and the Brotherhood Of The World Award which I of course very happily accept. Let me quickly get to the rules for all of them:
I believe that the most important thing in our life is following your gut feeling. Not only to keep us safe but also in relation to trusting people in your normal surrounding, making friends, picking a place to go on vacation, all the way down to the food you pick to eat or not eat. For whatever reason over the time growing up we learned to ignore our gut feeling. We learned to “switch on our brain” and think things through. Because often the gut feeling doesn’t really make sense if you start analyzing it. I had a gut feeling moment on the weekend. Nothing major but it made me decide to re-post this piece again as a blast from the past.
Over the last couple of months I got asked multiple times if I’m Irish. In fact, I actually sometimes got told that I must be Irish. Let me tell you: I’m not. Not at all. There is not a drop of Irish blood in my system. After asking my close friends if I sound Irish they told me that I don’t. I sound German or Swiss… Oh well… I know that I will never manage to shake this off. And to be honest I don’t try hard at all. It’s the way I talk, it’s where I come from. But the Irish thing didn’t let me go. So I figured I might check out what would make people think that I’m Irish…
After reading my post “If I Only Met You Today”, Me – Who Am I, a blogger I can only recommend visiting, left a really thought provoking comment for me.
Although this is a very sad letter and seemingly a hurtful and drawn out experience, I appreciate your honesty. The truth in this post really touches my heart. If we knew how people would later treat us, would we have avoided them to begin with? Hmm…I don’t know. Even those who have hurt me, have taught me. Maybe without them, I would be missing an important link to what’s made me who I am today. Wow…you’ve got me thinking. I just wrote my own post for this prompt, but mine took a completely different turn than yours. Now I want to write part two. 🙂
How very true. It got me thinking again about who I would be without this person in my life. And I agree that maybe, or most probably, I wouldn’t be who I am today. Of course the old “What if” question immediately pops in my mind. What if things would have been different? What if I would have really only met that person today? What if I would have not had the experience I had? Would I still be who I am and where I am today?
So I went back and read a post of mine again, it’s one of my earlier posts on this blog. And although I’ve already posted it as a blast of the past this year, I’d like to do it again. As the question “What if” never really disappears form your life. It’s all too present and probably something that keeps us questioning our very move all the time.
I recently commented on a post Berryduchess wrote about unhealthy friendships. There are many unhealthy friendships or relationships as I think you can find all those groups in all areas of life. Work, family, friends. The worse though are toxic people as they combine all those unhealthy sides in my books.They are pure venom.
I find there’s nothing worse than having toxic people in your life. Work, family, friends, no matter where they come from, they shouldn’t be in your life. In some circumstances there’s only little you can do and I guess you just need to “suck it up” and deal with it. Like in your job. Of course you can change job but that’s not always that easy either and why giving up on something you like to do?
Yep, I’m talking (or better writing) to you. How are you today? Did you have a good day so far? What time is it where you are? How do you feel right now, in this moment?
It’s almost mid day here and my kids have a little break from homeschooling. My son just decided to make some oat cookies and from the sound of it he is about to destroy the kitchen. But I decided to not go and see how he’s doing until he comes over and asks me for help. I know he will not cut his fingers off… My little girl is looking at a book and eating her lunch while she’s cuddling our bling cat.
I feel good right now. It makes me happy to hear my son bake something and watch my little girl be so cozy.
But I know that there are people out there who don’t feel so good at the moment. People who are ill or who have lost someone.