I'd like to thank Lea of My Life and People for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award. I'm not sure that versatility is actually one of my traits as a person. I actually used to be quite set in my idea of what I can and cannot do, but being a homeschooling mom - scratch that, being a mom has shown me that's not a good way of thinking. I want my daughter to know that her potentials are limitless and if there's something she may lack in natural talent, so long as she has the interest, she can still go ahead and learn to do whatever it is with great skill. When it comes to blogging... well, now that I have this award, I ought to keep in mind to explore its many possibilities.
Having gotten those thoughts out of the way, here are the rules in receiving and sharing this award:
* Be sure to thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
* Share 7 things about yourself.
* Pass the award to other bloggers who you think deserve it.
* Be sure to let the bloggers know you chose them to receive the award.
I'll try to share things about myself that I haven't yet on this blog (sorry if my memory fails me and I do repeat something):
1. Growing up my favorite color was purple. As I got a little bit older, it became red (except I called it wine). Now, I'm not sure what it is, but I don't think it's either of the two. I still like them though. I guess, I don't favor just a single color anymore. I do love the autumn motif. :)
2. I dropped out of my junior year in high school because of depression. I took a year off. No shrink sessions or medication (thank God). The depression ebbed, teenage angst surfaced as the dominant mode. Went back to school, graduated salutatorian (would have been valedictorian if it hadn't been for physics).
3. I was a member of the French Club, the Spanish Club and the German Club in college. I wish I had joined a Christian-oriented group as well. Maybe I wouldn't have drifted so far away from the values I grew up with.
4. I'm not sure if this is because of the stage I am in my life, but from more sophisticated artistic choices, I now prefer to collect illustrations of Margaret Tarrent, Tasha Tudor, Beatrix Potter, Mary Engelbreit, etc.
5. Sometimes I think about going back to school and studying either History or Botany.
6. I know it's not actually pointless, but I have no patience for window shopping. I like browsing through quaint shops, but with something like a museum tour attitude. Sometimes, I canvass for a future purchase, but I do not indulge in just window shopping for the fun of it. It may seem like I'm doing it sometimes, but I'm most probably just killing time waiting for someone. Even then, that's probably because I can't find a bench to park myself and people-watch or read something. I usually don't even go into bookstores when I don't have money for a purchase.
7. I used to have an issue with David, the Psalmist. It bothered me that he had too much charisma.
I am passing this award to the following versatile bloggers:
Sharkbytes - she has several blogs and while her blogs are each centered around a theme (the themes vary per blog btw), all of her blogs are very informative (with beautiful photographs) and her posts, very well written.
Dave - he writes about his experience as an American expat in the Philippines. His posts are an eclectic mix of news, personal accounts, funny videos, trivia, etc., all delivered with witty humor.
Vera - she blogs about a variety of things, covering interesting topics such as photography, food, books, nutrition, charity causes, etc.
Chubskulit - she diligently maintains several blogs, each one focuses on a specific aspect of her life, such as parenting, homemaking, traveling, etc.
Russ - he also has several blogs, but the one I frequent the most is a mélange of posts about his adventures with his family, vintage recipes, funny cartoons, etc.