Mystery Blogger Award

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Today I’m incredibly humbled and excited to share that I was nominated as the recipient of the “Mystery Blogger Award” by my very dear friend, Mirissa Price.

If you guys are not familiar with Mirissa’s blog, I suggest that you visit it right now. Seriously. I’ll wait. Her musings, poetry, art, creativity, intelligence, and deep insight are unparalleled. Here is the url to her blog:

So what is the “Mystery Blogger Award,” you ask? Well, according to Okoto Enigma (, it is an award “for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.”


Here are the rules:

So I’ve done the first 4 things… on to #5: Three things about myself.

I love how open-ended this question is, but it also feels like a lot of pressure because there are so many directions I could go in with this one. So here are 3 random things about me:

a) I am a twin.

b) My favorite color is yellow – but not because I like to wear yellow or because I like yellow things. I simply like the soul and energy of the color yellow.

c) My spirit animal is the sea turtle. I never “believed” in spirit animals, but 6 completely unrelated spirit readers in 3 different states have all pegged me as a sea turtle.

Mirissa’s Five Questions:

1. What is your passion?

Passion is a part of who I am. It is impossible for me to limit or define. I used to condemn myself as a “jack of all trades and a master of none” but I now delight in my multi-faceted personality and my insatiable curiosity. I have a zest and thirst and passion for life and living well and wholly – I want to suck the marrow out of life. I want to see, taste, smell, touch, dance, and feel my way into the heart of my life and my Self.

2. What is your first reaction to an obstacle or challenge?

If I’m being completely honest, it is usually fear or a combination of fear, self-doubt, anxiety, and paralysis. But I am working on this response!

3. What simple moment fills you with joy?

Waking up in the morning, a full day of possibilities and potential, opportunities and growth stretching out before me. Writing in my gratitude journal. Reading. Playing. Laughing.

4. What do you see when you look out at the ocean?

I don’t “see” when I look out at the ocean as much as I “feel.” I feel the waves like the swells in my own heart.

5. Funny question: sticky notes or post-its?

I’m assuming that sticky notes are the same thing as post-its (sort a “soda” versus “pop” situation). If this is the case, I definitely say “post-it” as opposed to sticky-note. I also say “Xerox” instead of photocopy and Coke rather than “cola soft drink.” Marketers worldwide would be happy with me.

My Blog Nominees:

(I’m saving my last 2-10!)

#8 – Done!

My 5 Questions:

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness (and/or peace)?

2. What is your greatest fear?

3. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

4. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and greatest regret?

5. (My “weird” question) What is your motto?

Link to a recent favorite post of mine:

PS Man, this took a while! But it was fun and so worth it!

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