One Lovely Blog Award

I’ve been nominated for the One Lovely Blog award! 

Nobody seems to know where it started, but it’s been brightening bloggers’ lives and carrying messages of support across the internet for years.

Here’s how it works:

  • Post about the award
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate up to 15 people
  • Tell your nominees the good news

Blogging can be lonely. There are hundreds, thousands, millions of us all flinging our ideas and dreams, our joys and sorrows into the cacophonous void of the internet. Some days we wonder whether the world really needs one more blogger. 

That’s why the unique friendship and support among us is so important. Only other bloggers understand the occasional feelings of futility, and only other bloggers understand the occasional elation of recognition and encouragement. 

So a huge thanks to Becca and Kate for passing some of that encouragement my way!

In accordance with the rules, here are 7 fun facts about me:

  1. I prefer to be barefoot but have also walked across Manhattan in five-inch stiletto heels. 
  2. I prefer British spellings but American punctuation, especially as regards the Oxford comma. 
  3. I spent chunks of my childhood engaged in the philosophical consideration of whether I liked pink because of ballerinas or whether I liked ballerinas because they wore pink. In a plot twist of life, I no longer like pink. (Ballerinas are still great though.) 
  4. I own a copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Russian but haven’t gotten past the third chapter. 
  5. I read The Lord  of the Rings five times in sixth grade.  
  6. I don’t like cheesecake. 
  7. I’m fascinated by the effects of memes on our culture and communication—we’ve developed an impressive ability to convey huge amounts of meaning in a few sarcastic words. Hit me up if you want to discuss/rant about how interesting that is. 

I’m nominating these lovely people, and you should all go check out their blogs if you haven’t already:

  • Amy, for always making me laugh and think at the same time
  • Maggie, for her adventurous spirit and impeccable sense of humour
  • Sara, because I can’t imagine anyone has a more beautiful smile or soul (or voice) 
  • Cece, who challenges me with the lessons she learns and the love she shares with (super cute) kids in Zambia