Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Laketra BFF and I’m pretty psyched. This whole “award” thing is pretty new to me but it’s nice to be noticed and I will participate if for no other reason than to thank Laketra for the nod. She’s a Social Worker with a beautiful soul and she writes about everything. I recommend you check her out. Thank you so much for thinking of me!

For those of you that don’t know, the Liebster Award seeks to highlight new/newer/newish bloggers. When you are nominated, you are summoned to:

1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award logo.

2. Answer 11 questions that the blogger gives you.

3. Nominate 5-11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award.

4. Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

5. Let the bloggers know of their nomination!

Here are Laketra’s questions for me:


1.) Why did you start blogging?
I was going through a very challenging part of my life and I thought it would be therapeutic to put my thoughts out there. Once it’s out you have to feel better. In addition, I was curious if anyone would relate to my story or tell me I’m nuts.

2.) If you could have 3 wishes, what would they be?
My father to be alive
A beautiful life for my children
The eradication of hatred…everywhere

3.) If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?
Again, my father

4.) Any advice for your 13 year old self?
Be yourself. Don’t try to be something you’re not. Lighten up.

5.) If you had to change your name, what would it be?
I wouldn’t change my name, I’m a Junior, named after my father.

6.) Favorite food?
Comfort food from my childhood. Mac and cheese, Hot Dogs and beans, Spaghetti and meatballs, a greasy Diner Burger.

7.) If you were a super hero, what superpowers would you want?
To live forever, to see the future, and to control Karma. Good people get theirs and bad people…well the Karma bus will back right over them and I’ll be the driver.

8.) What is your top strength?
People skills. I study them, I understand them, I can read them, I can handle the worst of them, and I’m nice to all of them.

9.) Read any good books lately?
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. Ripped my heart out.

10.) Dream job?
Anything working with kids. Adults are formed, there’s so much to be done with kids to help give them a better future. So much more than money. Since my disability I have been volunteering a lot. This summer I will volunteer at a retreat for the entire families of terminally ill children. It’s not a paying job but I would do it the rest of my life.

11.) Favorite childhood memory?
Weekends at the lake surrounded by family, friends, sunshine and water without a worry in the world.

My nominees. Now, my understanding of the Liebster is that it is for new(ish) bloggers so I don’t want to exclude any of the amazing bloggers that I read daily but highlight just 6 that are really worth checking out. Blogs that are about a year old or less.

1)The Daily Tales of Gregg Savage 

Gregg has taken on the amazing task of producing one children’s story a day for a year. His stories are amazing and full of metaphors, some subtle some not so much, that we adults could learn from. He really speaks for the kids, check him out he’s great.

2) badparentingweb 

Funny, real and fun to read, this blog walks you through the life of a young parent and teacher. He’s got a great eye for the world and a keen sense of humor.

3) Karyn’s Domain

Ever wanted to drop everything and just hike? To really experience nature? Karyn’s blog is a heartfelt, earnest exploration of new chapters and fond memories.

4) MSGraceful…NOT!

Grace is a funny, witty, brutally honest blogger who writes often, but not exclusively, about life with MS. She is a powerful force in the chronic illness community and she is a hell of a storyteller. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

5)Bojana’s Coffee and Confessions to go

Bojana’s writing skill is only surpassed by thought-provoking subject matter. From motherhood to her childhood and everything in between, Bojana will leave you thinking, and possibly rethinking, for days and hours after.

6) Brandewijn Words

Brandewulf, or “the Wulf” is a guy that decided that by night he wanted to explore his poetic side. I’m glad he did, this guy is great. His poems can’t be described by a non-poet like myself in any other way than “wow“. The imagery and use of language is some of the best I’ve ever read. Plus he’s a storyteller as well.

Here are my 11 questions for my nominees, should you care to participate.

1) Why did you start blogging?

2) What do you like most about yourself?

3) What would you change about yourself?

4) If you could sit on a park bench and talk with anyone for an hour, living or dead, who would you pick?

5) Who would you pick to play you in your biopic?

6) What is your favorite childhood memory?

7) What one food would you pick if you were stuck on a desert island?

8) If you could, would you ask for a do-over for any period of your life?

9) What smell reminds you of your childhood?

10) Who is your biggest influence?

11) Does your family know about your blog?



Alright, that’s it! This was fun! Thank you again to Laketra for the nomination!

31 thoughts on “Liebster Award”

  1. Superman 🙂 Ty for the nomination! You’ve done an excellent job of describing your nominees blogs! Hopefully, I will “return to life” tomorrow to tell you about the incredibly wonderful and perfect but completely exhausting weekend. TTYS and TY again 🙂


  2. Hey, buddy. I’m back. I’m running and award-free blog but I’ll be more than happy to answer your questions:

    1. As my subtitle says: LONG SOUL-SEARCHING CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF (to try to figure myself out).
    2. My persistence, wit and thirst for knowledge.
    3. My impulsiveness and chronic impatience.
    4. Dali, Kandinsky, Miro, Picasso.
    5. Natalie Portman.
    6. Carefree weekends, anniversaries and holidays at my grandparents.’
    7. Seafood pasta.
    8. I said once this is my life and despite the hardships, it has shaped who I am today. But then again, if I could I’d erase the wars and disease.
    9. My granny’s homemade pie with sour cream and garlic on top.
    10.I’ll copy my answer to Wulf here.

    Some of my favorite authors, that is the specific techniques of narration they used (Faulkner and Virginia Woolf’s stream of consciousness (sth like this:, and James Joyce’s deployment of a variety of styles within a single piece of writing: both formal and informal language, newspaper articles, sarcasm, and criticism of sentimentality). A blogger (an excellent one, make sure you check him out: often calls me Joyce’s pupil, which is one of the rarest compliments I’ve accepted without feeling awkward about it.

    11. Yes (I’m not as mysterious as the above-mentioned gentleman).

    Once again, thanks for the nomination.

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  3. Congratulations! As you already know, I love you, your blog, your writing, your wit….
    OH…I see what you did here!
    Okay….well, thank you and I will have to respond ‘later’ (gives me time to think) ….
    You so deserve this recognition I hope your writing family expands from this.

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  4. I have written before about how people comment on these types of awards.
    They might say “CONGRATS!” and then leave.
    It’s unfortunate, because the blogger puts quite some effort in it!

    I like your answers. And I started my blog for the exact same reason.
    I always though I was the only “different” one. But I am noticing there are more with minds alike 🙂

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    1. it was an exhausting process. I really didn’t want to do it, I don’t feel worthy of any awards I’m just thankful for the readers. But I wanted to thank the person who nominated me and it gave me the chance to give a few other bloggers some recognition and hopefully a little more traffic to their site.
      And we’re all different, yet you’re part of an amazing community of supportive people.

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      1. I totally get that.
        My blog started growing exactly for the reason because people mentioned me in their blogs.
        It’s a very nice thing of you to do 🙂

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      1. Shit no…I didn’t read till after I congratulated you. Thank you so much for the honor. I read one of the other nominees, and recognize osme of the other…esteemed company, my friend. Thank you.

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  5. Thanks Super, much appreciated!
    I started blogging for the same, therapeutic, reasons, that is to try to figure out what the fuck was wrong with me (despite the fact that I love to write). Opening up, dealing with painful memories, addressing thought-provoking issues, and interacting with all the wonderful people I have met here have helped me heal. A life-changing experience, really.

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    1. It’s deserved. I can honestly say that my eyes and mind are a little more open since I started reading your blog. You’ve heard me say a million times that I wasn’t real in my life. Real substance, ideas, thoughts and actions.

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      1. BTW you can edit all comments on your blog if you choose to…go into your reader, then under the My Site tab choose comments. You can see them all and edit, delete, etc.

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      2. We’re learning from each other. We’re all pretty open here. We enjoy discussions. We don’t judge, and we’ve seen it’s ok not to agree as long as we have a productive discussion.
        So, all these feelings are mutual.

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