What a wonderful honor to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!! Thank you so much Railway Parade House and Garden!! Such a great way to close out 2014. Although I just started my blogging experiment in October of this year, I have already met so many warm, supportive and like-minded fellow bloggers.
I really look forward to sharing all the adventures in 2015! I’m really beginning to find my voice here and I can’t thank all my readers enough for all their warm support and kind comments! You’ve all really inspired me to keep going! I’m so tickled by this award that I changed my logo a bit to reflect my humble appreciation.
As part of this award, I’m supposed to share five things about myself. So here goes…
-The most impacting thing in my life these last few years has been losing my father to brain cancer in 2010. It’s served to push me to create more beauty in the world. It’s made me realize that I am not immortal after all. It’s also taught me the meaning of life. It’s all love. My capacity for loving has increased tenfold since then. Loss teaches us that.
-Although I received my BFA in photography, I’ve spent the last 10 years working at an art museum. Mostly building seismic mounts for our objects. I get to spend a lot of time in the vaults handling the most amazing antiquities. It’s a rare honor to do so.
-I’m a huge nerd. My dad was an astronomer and I was pretty much raised by scientists. I love sci-fi movies and books. Also really into fantasy. I love physics and am perpetually fascinated by the universe. I wear being a nerd as a badge of honor and have never been ashamed of it!
-I’m on a personal mission to re-civilize the world. I’m deathly allergic to rudeness, baseness, and vulgarity of spirit. I wish people were simply more patient and present these days. If I see any examples where they aren’t, I like to gently call them out on it. Put away your cell phones for a few minutes and talk to a stranger. It’s almost like people are afraid to be idle and quiet. Just exist in the moment and be open to others. You’d be amazed as to what marvelous roads it will lead you to.
-I’ve been to just about every state in the Union, but have never been to any other countries that don’t border the USA. As I get older, I begin to feel more panic about my lack of traveling. It’s always been a money or time issue. At least that’s what I’ve always told myself. I’m hoping to soon have a renaissance period of my life where I’ll make up for that.
Well, there’s some stuff you didn’t know before. I think now I should nominate some other bloggers that have impressed me with their insights and observations. Those like-minded people I mentioned earlier.
Thanks again to Railway Parade House and Garden for the nomination! Have a wonderful New Year everyone!!