A couple of weeks ago, amidst the unknown of our little Fluff, a comment from a woman named Maggie came up on the blog:
“So heartbreakingly beautiful! ( I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Enjoy! https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/sunshine-blogger-award/ )”
- Thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
- Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog
Where do you find inspiration for your blog?
Everywhere. In nature. In music. In people. In graffiti. In contrast. I think it’s easy for me to get far too serious so I appreciate the time writing makes for seeing things in a light renewed.
Country or city or somewhere in-between?
While I adore cities for all they have to offer, I prefer to visit them nowadays, rather than reside in them.
Have you ever seen a glacier or the northern lights?
I have been lucky enough to experience both! We live just a few miles from two glaciers that are both approachable and awe-inspiring. The northern lights make their appearance all over where we live and we’ve been lucky enough to view them from the comfort of our bed even! Beneath the Borealis was named for the northern lights (the Aurora Borealis).
Where do you feel most at home?
In Alaska in the Winter. I can think of nothing better than listening to a crackling fire in the woodstove while reading on the couch with my love.
What talent do you wish you possessed?
I wish I played an instrument, piano and guitar, specifically. Growing up I was surrounded by musicians and I was always the singer. I didn’t push myself to accompany myself. I hope I do.
What animal would you consider your spirit animal?
Back in the days of honeybadger stardom, I hoped myself a honey badger but…I do give a shit (the honey badger, he doesn’t, apparently). I’d say my inner spirit animal is most like a Lynx and my outer spirit animal, the one most people see is a dog.
Have you ever been on television?
Not that I know of.
Can you play a musical instrument? If so, what?
I play the voice. There’s not much else in the world that makes me feel as free as singing does.
If time travel were possible, what time would you like to visit?
Ancient Rome. I went to the Colosseum in Rome once and it felt like I had been there before. I’d love to see what life back then was all about.
Is music an important part of your life?
Hugely. I always have a song in my head and randomly break out into song. Singing and performing and discovering bands that I need to hear on repeat for forever and a day are the ultimate inspiration to me.
What is the one thing your followers don’t know about you?
One thing that shaped me greatly as a person that I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned was that I used to be a competitive Irish dancer. After I quit, the “Lord of the Dance” became very popular and so when I mention my competition days, it seems silly to people but in reality, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I used to sneak out of class when I was in Kindergarten in order to watch the older girls take their lessons and eventually, after a lot of pleading, my Mom let me join. By then I knew all the beginning dances by heart. Quitting was one of the harder decisions I have made and though I’m glad I did, I still wonder what might have happened had I continued.
Here are my questions:
- Why did you begin your blog?
- What is the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
- How do you soothe yourself when you’re having a bad day?
- What is your ultimate favorite meal or food item?
- If you could only recommend one place to go in the world to everyone you met, where would it be?
- What is your favorite pair of shoes?
- Do you feel like an adult?
- What makes you feel alive?
- What is your favorite cocktail or beverage?
- Do you like where you live?
- What do you need to do for yourself to feel good?
My nominees are (check them out, they are superb):
Thank you, again, Maggie and to all of you for reading along. I am genuinely honored by your presence.