Leibster Award

The other day I was reading a blog post from one of my favorite blogs, Just Mildly Medicated, that was about the Liebster Award. I had never heard of it before and, luckily, she explained it in her post. As I scrolled down the page, I came to the part where she gets to pass the torch on to other bloggers who are deemed worthy of the award. Then I saw my blog...

My blog. My barely there, baby blog. I can't believe it. I am so incredibly honored to receive the Liebster Award. I am still a bit dumbfounded and very giddy. I mean...

  Seriously?... You picked me? Wow! I'm pretty much speechless - ok, not totally speechless. I have never been totally speechless in my entire life. I was surprised, ecstatic, great full, and so many other things. Ok, so here's what it's all about in case you don't know what the Liebster Award is either: Via Just Mildly Medicated -  the Liebster Award (German, meaning “dearest” or “beloved”) is granted by fellow bloggers to up and coming bloggers they feel are deserving of recognition and encouragement. It is an award that passed on from blogger to blogger and here is what each person receiving the award must do: 
  • Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  • Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to.
  • Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.  Go to their page and tell them.
  • No tag backs.
* She only did 5 of each, because well, she doesn't understand that rules/guidelines apply to her (her words, not mine). 11 Things About Me
  1.  I'm oddly fond of learning. I am one of those weird people who attend lectures for fun and actually like the books on mandatory reading lists. I love Shakespeare, Homer, Ayn Rand, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo... The list goes on and on!
  2.  I like animals way more than people. When I was in elementary school, random animals would follow me to school and then back home.
  3.  My sister is severely disabled. She has severe autism, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy - so childhood was a little bit different for me.
  4. I love the moon, especially full moons! The irony is that full moons effect my epilepsy a lot... I know, now I sound really weird. But it's not just me. My sister, cousin, and aunt also experience seizures/seizure activity during most full moons.
  5.  I love art! I love to sketch, paint, and create.
  6.  My favorite animal is the wolf. That's not really a surprise, though. They are very misunderstood. These beautiful creatures are necessary predators in our ecosystem. I hate the 'big bad wolf' stigma.
  7.  I have come very close to dying 3 times - one of which, I had to be resuscitated.
  8.  I love tattoos and have a lot of respect for true tattoo artists. I believe it is one of the most difficult art forms to master.
  9.  I could live on dark chocolate and coffee. There's no need to explain that.
  10.  My husband and I met in band class. I played the flute, piccolo, and bagpipes and he played the alto saxophone , bass drum, and tenor drum (but he can play many other instruments as well).
  11.  I had a sever eating disorder (largely due to an underlying medical condition) that almost cost me my life.
  Just Mildly Medicated's 5 Questions For Me
  1.  Favorite Book? Definitely A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, and We The Living by Ayn Rand
  2.  Favorite Quote? " And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Nietzsche             "Even the darkest night shall end and the sun will rise." - Victor Hugo     "Though she be but small, she is fierce." - Shakespeare
  3. Why did you start your blog? Well, I guess I needed something to focus on that was just mine. After having kids and trying to stay on top of things with out running out of spoons, I lost a lot of things that were just for me. I needed something that was beyond the day to day To-Do lists.
  4. How do you find time to blog? Well... I don't - evident by my infrequent posts. Most of the time, I end up blogging late at night after everyone else is asleep.
  5.  What did/do you want to be when you grew/grow up? I wanted to be a doctor. I was going to specialize in either neurology or psychiatry - though a duel practice would be amazing since most patients need to see both specialists. I was even accepted into a great med school program, but then I fell very ill and was unable to attend. But my true dream job would be rescuing/rehabilitating animals. Right now, I just try my best to be a great mom and wife.
  Ok, now on to the good stuff! Here are my top 11 Liebster Blogs! ... Oh wait... That's right, I'm completely new to all of this blogging stuff and actually don't know that many blogs (yeah, you can stop laughing anytime you want). Well, I guess I do know that many, but none of them are up and coming - they're already here! So I'm thinking that I'll go ahead and list my favs anyway and hope they don't mind getting a newb award. Growing A Jeweled Rose Fantastic Fun And Learning Imagination Soup The Deliberately Unintentional Mom The Madness Of Mommyhood Hands Free Mama The Pursuit Of Normal Bookworm Mama CHRONICALLYsILLY Fit vs Fiction Living With Bob My Question For You:  
  1.  What is your favorite quote?
  2.  What is your favorite book/author?
  3.  Name something on your bucket list?
  4.  Name something you've crossed of your bucket list?
  5.  What is the best advice you have received
  6.  What advice would you give others?
  7.  Family Motto?
  8.  What would your dream job?
  9.  What is your favorite animal?
  10. Name one strange quirk of yours
  11.  What is your favorite food/drink?
So congratulations! Now go and pass the torch ;)