Imagine my surprise this afternoon when I was informed that I had been nominated for a versatile blogger award. There are few times when I am rendered incapable of speech but this was one of those times. The lovely person who nominated me is Emily over at http://emilyguido.com/ . To think that somebody considers my writing to be of such a good standard as to nominate me for such an award is astounding. My level of gratitude and appreciation have literally cracked the pressure meter. I have placed the award image on my blog and I’ll gladly wear it with pride!
As per the VBA rules, I shall post seven facts about myself. Bear in mind that I’m not a person that talks about myself that easily, however!
1 – I love writing. From a very young age, I have been writing all manner of things, from fantasy stories to newspaper reports and now blogging. It’s been with me for as long as I can remember and I would be truly lost without it. All of the above pieces that I’ve written over the years have long since been lost due to them being written with a pen and paper (I know, ancient!) but they serve as a reminder of how long I’ve been at this.
2 – I’m not the most outgoing of people and I never have been. I’m the kind of person to be reserved and socially inexperienced. It’s not that I don’t want to be a social whiz, it’s just that I find it difficult to fully trust people and their motives due to endless disappointment in the past. I like to think that I’m easy to get along with once you know me, though!
3 – I spent a great portion of my life thinking that I wanted to become a foreign languages teacher in the future. I studied French at high school and I was rather good at it if I do say so myself. I no longer carry any of these desires but I can still muster up a good french sentence or two every so often!
4 – I have yet to study at college or university. I definitely want to in the future but I didn’t go when I had the chance a few years ago because I completely screwed up my final year at high school with prolonged absences and lack of enthusiasm. It tarnished my desire to attend college straight after as I believed I would commit the same mistakes again and there would be no going back from that. I lost out on a few grades because of this but the ones that I continued on to take were all passed.
5 – I’m something of a technology addict. I would be seriously lost without my laptop, my phone and the other gizmos I have lying around. They’re like a third arm to me – one that usually does most of the work!
6 – You may have already read about my desires to become involved in the Journalism sector but in case you haven’t, there you go. I know that journalists are required to have somewhat of an ability to easily communicate with others, which is something I struggle with as I mentioned earlier. Still, if I knew I had to be more outgoing if my career depended on it, you can sure bet I’d make good of it regardless! Nevertheless, I would love to get involved in this career. I already love writing the way I do now. If you want to hire me to do it, I would love that even more!
7 – I watch TV as much as I breathe air, which is probably evident from the amount of times I blog about it. The TV industry is a wonderful platform for creative, engrossing material that can make you feel so many emotions with such ease. There’s a constant stream of writable material to look over every week and there are so many good shows out there that it’s hard to resist. I don’t even try anymore as I’ll always fail!
As I have been given this award, so shall I spread the cheer to some others! I don’t actually follow an awful lot of blogs, surprisingly, so I would find it extremely difficult to find 15 worthy blogs to nominate. I will try my best, though!
1 – John http://mybrainongames.wordpress.com
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