Which Box?

I don’t know about you guys but when I’m applying for jobs online, posting resumes, and customizing cover letters, when I click ‘apply’ there are the voluntary self-identification questions. There are ones asking about race, gender, and then there’s the disabilities section.

So, thinking back, I DID check the box next to yes and maybe that’s why I was judged right out the gate with my first failed interview. Should I have checked that I don’t wish to answer? If I had checked ‘no’ and in the future had an anxiety attack or needed more therapy appointments could that have been grounds for future firing?

Just wondering thoughts and opinions about this. To identify or not? That is the question.

Deprecation and Humor

I don’t know what I would call this? A poem? It doesn’t qualify as a limerick. It’s just a little conversational example of my thoughts through some days. But I also wanted to include what I tell myself and some of the humor in it. The past month was brutal but I was realized I made it worse for myself. I withdrew from a lot and it wasn’t really for soul searching it was for other reasons. My husband wasn’t much help but I stopped blaming him for most of the issue. I had to pull myself out of the slump. I was afraid that if I fell further into it there would be no coming out. I’m getting there and forcing myself to find time for things I like to do. I included one of my Inktober doodles for this poem. I  thought it was fitting.


I’m not normal, what is wrong with me?
-It’s ok, what is normal anyway?
I’m not society’s vision of beautiful?
-It’s ok, why do you want to be like everyone else?
I don’t make enough money.
-Are you comfortable, house, food, and a little extra for coffee?
I’m not adequate for another job.
-If you don’t try then you’ll never go anywhere?
Why do I question my own existence?
-Are you talking to me?

Liebster Award

I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Kristian. He is a blogger that I have appreciated reading over time. Reading as he explores styles and genre is always inspirational. Take a look, you may find something that’ll inspire you.

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog.
  2. Display and link to the award on your blog.
  3. Answer the questions given to you.
  4. Create more questions for your nominees to answer
  5. Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blog posting.
  6. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (optional)-opted out due to another award
  7. Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
  8. List these rules in your post
  9. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated

Questions for me to answer:

  1. How did you decide on the name for your blog?
    I wanted to express that even though I C-PTSD I can still be me, creative.
  2. Are you a morning person or an evening person?
    I think I’m more of a ‘lunch’ person. I’m not fully awake when my alarm goes off and I’m usually asleep by 8pm. 
  3. If you could win a lifetime supply of something (not cash) what would it be?
    I would want a lifetime supply of being able to write. I hope that I am able to write until the end.
  4. What is your favorite Genre of books to read?
    My favorite genre of book is horror.
  5. What weird food combination do you like?
    The weirdest food combination that I love (and is my midnight go to snack) are peanut butter and onion foldover sandwiches.
  6. What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
    Oh, definitely anything by Tex Avery!
  7. What would your funeral song be?
    Fairytale of New York-It was played at my grandmother’s and father’s wakes.
  8. Name a song you like from the year you were born.
    Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
  9. If you could attend a famous event in history which would it be?
    Battle of the Alamo (Just to see if my Texas History Class was spot on or some of it was boasted with Southern pride.)
  10. What Christmas present have you never received but wish you had?
    Monchhichi Dolls-My mother said it was a waste of money.

My Questions for the Nominees (I’m probably supposed to come up with more but I think 5 is good):

  1. Do you prefer J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit books or movies?
  2. Do you eat or skip breakfast?
  3. How do you express gratitude?
  4. Do you kill bugs or take them outside?
  5. What’s the oddest job you ever held?

Oh yeah, Nominees

  1. heywritergrrl
  2. StuHN
  3. Walk the Goats

Remember you do not have to participate but if you do, have fun.

Real Neat Blog Award

 

This is a new one that I haven’t heard about. I have been nominated for the Real Neat Blog award. My blog is probably the neatest thing about me at the moment. My house is a constant war zone with kids, dogs, and no referee (or that’s what it feels like). My head is in a constant battle with itself. I’m so busy I don’t know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt. At least here I can control certain things and able to keep some sort of clarity and calm. I was nominated by Bluebell for a While. She is a writer of many words which just seem to come naturally. Head over an take a peek inside. Thank you so much Bluebell for this opportunity and recognition.

I know I’m supposed to nominate other bloggers but here’s the deal. Some have already been nominated (because we seem to blog in the same circles), other’s don’t have time, or comments seem to go into the spam queue. Either way here it is: I nominate you. If you wish to participate then please answer the 7 questions and nominate deserving bloggers. I wish I could read more blogs but my A to Z Challenge is taking a lot of time and research but I’m enjoying my adventure.

The Rules:

  1. Display the award logo
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog
  3. Answer the questions of the one who nominated you
  4. Nominate 5-10 bloggers (Froggy Crochet, Thriving Not SurvivingThe Ministry of Shrawley Walks, Tale Spinning)
  5. Ask them 7 questions

My 7 Answers:

  1. What’s your favorite color?
    My favorite color is Black or Blue. Yeah, I have two favorites-always have.
  2. What is your favorite form of writing?
    I love to write creative fiction and short stories.
  3. How do you define love?
    As I have grown an experienced love in different stages of my life I have had many different definitions. Now, I define love as accepting one another for who they are and not what you want them to be. Being supportive and understanding but mostly being able to laugh.
  4. What do you fear most?
    The biggest fear I have is outliving my children.
  5. Who is your favorite blogger?
    I don’t have just one favorite blogger. I love reading so many posts and seek out new topics.
  6. What is your life philosophy?
    Take chances because, in the end, the regrets we have are the chances we didn’t take.
  7. Do you prefer writing on paper or on a screen? 
    I prefer writing on the screen. The paper is something I try to keep with me at all times because you never know when you have an idea that needs jotting down.

My 7 Questions for You:

  1. What is the most difficult part of your artistic practice?
  2. What has been the most difficult thing to date that you have written about?
  3. Do you limit yourself to edits?
  4. Snack or no snack when writing?
  5. What or who encourages you to keep posting to your blog?
  6. What did you want to grow up to be when you were little?
  7. Do you have a writing buddy? (Dog, cat, fish, snake etc…)

I really hope that you had fun reading this and if feel so inclined to participate that would be great.

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