Encouragement from a Very Inspiring Blogger

I immediately started this blog after we moved to the Czech Republic.  Back then, I didn’t have any friends and the internet was my only outlet.  My initial goal was to connect with family and friends from all over the world.    Instead of writing e-mails to each one, blogging provided the perfect medium to connect.

Since then, this blog has evolved into a venue for making new friends and connecting to like-minded people while still serving as an outlet for things that I find worth sharing.   It was through this where I met Marney of Volunteer Fringe, who now nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  I am deeply humbled by her nomination.  Thank you very much!

To accept this award, here are the rules:

~Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

~Share 7 things about yourself

~Nominate 7 bloggers you admire

~Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they’ve been nominated.

Here are 7 random things about me:

1.  I made 18 significant moves so far.

2.  I can play the bandurria, a plectrum chordophone from Spain, primarily used to play folk music.  When I was 14, my mom enrolled me in a bandurria class to give me something to do during the summer.

3.  I  like putting hotdog as a main ingredient in my spaghetti.  Sliced, of course.

4.  When I was a child, I used to walk 1km to school every single weekday.

5.  On my first year at the university, I,  together with almost 300 other students,  was a victim of a food poisoning outbreak at the dormitory cafeteria.

6.  I used to have a cat named “Tiger,” because he looked like one.

7.  When I was pregnant with my son, I ate 2kgs of dill pickles in one week.

The following blogs inspire me in their own unique ways:

1.  Crazy Train to Tinky Town

2.  Movin’ On

3.  Patina and Company

4.  Writing Between the Lines

5.  Mama’s Gotta Bake

6.  Afternoon Popcorn Snack

7.  Good Humored

Please check them out.  Once you do, you’ll know why.

Who inspires you?

15 thoughts on “Encouragement from a Very Inspiring Blogger

  1. Hi Grace, your item #2 made me smile. One day, I would probaby hear Mico say “I learned to play the guitar one summer when my parents enrolled me in guitar lessons for me to have something else to do during summer.” Nice bits about yourself Grace! 🙂


  2. Congrats on your award, Grace and thank you so much for being so generous and sharing it with me with such kind words. Although I am new to your blog, I am fascinated by your posts and learning about life abroad. I admire your courage and adventurous spirit.


  3. I am glad to have connected with you also. Thank you for the award and yours is very much deserved. I always look forward to your observations and especially the shots of that cute little one of yours!


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