What’s going on? Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’m honored to be nominated for VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD by Jhobell Kristyl at <http://bookmavenpicks.wordpress.com/&gt;

Thank you very much, Jhobell Kristyl!



  1. Display the award logo
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you
  3. State 7 things about yourself
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them

Here’s 7 things about myself:

  1. My favorite kind of music is Indie. Sleeping At Lastย is a favorite band.ย 
  2. I’m currently in a body brace because I decided to be an idiot and try a back flip on a trampoline. As a result, I broke my L1 in my back. I spent five days in the hospital. True story.
  3. I have an obsession with England, so much so I can do a killer British accent ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. I am addicted to anime. Sometimes I dream of voice acting for shows.
  5. Horses are my favorite animal. When I was little, I wanted to be a show jumper and an equestrian rider when I grew up.
  6. I love to play in the rain and climb trees. If there was a good tree nearby, I was climbing it.
  7. I love archery and fencing. I like to imagine i’m characters from my favorite books like Susan Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia

My 15 Nominees:

  1. Warren Stokes <http://wedreamreality.wordpress.com
  2. 400 days til 40 <http://400daystil40.wordpress.com
  3. Sangretti <http://wordsofbirds.wordpress.com
  4. Cristian Mihai <http://cristianmihai.net/category/blog
  5. Uzoma <http://85degrees.wordpress.com
  6. Chester Maynes <http://chestermaynes.wordpress.com
  7. Jeremy <http://oddnotunusual.wordpress.com
  8. Diana <http://dianarasmussen.com
  9. Cheryl McCormick <http://desertvintagecherylmccormick.wordpress.com
  10. Veronique Darwin <http://anoveljournal.wordpress.com
  11. It’s My Lifeย <http://mysteriouslyquiet.wordpress.com
  12. Lori <http://loriwriter.com
  13. Amandaย <http://bornbookish.blogspot.ca
  14. Hollis Plample <http://hollybee42.wordpress.com
  15. Ilene <http://literaturevslaundry.com

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog. It means a lot to me, especially knowing that i’m achieving my goal of inspiring others ๐Ÿ™‚

Have an excellent day!


11 thoughts on “What’s going on? Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. Congratulations! You truly deserve this award. I really like the 7 things about yourself. I hope your back gets well soon. I was also addicted to anime (not anymore) but I still like watching it. So much so in fact that I’m officially learning Japanese in my university, so I can watch it without subtitles. 1 more year and I get a Certificate of Proficiency! Anyway, stay inspiring!

    Keep on writin’
    Jhobell Kristyl


    • Thanks so much! That is so cool that you’re learning Japanese, because I want to take Japanese for my language credit too, all because I was influenced by anime. I already know a few words because I watch so much of it ^_^

      My back is doing much better. The brace isn’t much fun, but it’s helped me heal properly. Once i get it off i will do physical therapy and get back to normal life. I’m missing yoga so badly! The plus side is, I’ve had so much time on my hands that I’ve been able to write a bunch and do lots of reading. I’m glad i’m a writer and not an athlete, or else this injury would have been just tragic.


      • No problem! I do enjoy learning Japanese. I can now pretty much function in the spoken language but I’m still struggling quite a bit in written Japanese. But it’s fun. If you really like the language, I encourage you to learn it. ๐Ÿ™‚

        That’s good. At least you have something to occupy yourself while your recuperating. I really do hope that you get well soon. Take care!


        • That’s funny because when i learn a language i’m good with writing and reading, but listening and speaking is hard for me. i can read french pretty decently, but it takes me like ten minutes to first formulate a sentence in my head, and then i have to think about pronunciation ๐Ÿ˜› I suppose Japanese is different since they don’t have an alphabet and they go by characters.

          Yes, I almost look at the injury as a blessing in disguise. I wasn’t paralyzed, and i’ll pretty much heal normally. I was struggling so much with having the time and motivation to do things like start this blog, so i needed something drastic to knock some sense into me (almost literally). It’s been an experience i’ll look back on and laugh ๐Ÿ™‚


          • That’s really good. You’re a very positive person. Not all people can look at an injury like that.

            Well, yes. I only know a bit over 400 characters and Japanese has over 2,000 official characters they use. So it’s really hard, but at least I can now watch Japanese shows even without subtitles. ๐Ÿ˜‰
            I haven’t watched a lot of anime lately (like about more than a year now). It would be great if you could recommend some new good ones.

            It’s great that you know French. I suppose I should be learning French because I live in Canada but I prefer to learn Japanese (my dad’s still giving me grief over it).


            • I have the same feeling about Spanish because I live in southern Texas close to Mexico so Spanish is very common around here and I’ve had plenty of instances where i couldn’t communicate with someone in my own hometown of Austin.

              I get anime recommendations from my friend, whose an even crazier anime fangirl than me and has seen literally hundreds of shows. I actually haven’t watched much because I’m a picky person when it comes to entertainment, but the ones i’ve seen are great. A couple of my favorites are Fruits Basket and Pretear. I’ve only seen the English versions of those. There’s another called Glass Mask, only in original Japanese, about a girl and her journey of becoming a famous actress in Japan. It had me so hooked I was loudly reacting to it, even alone in my room ๐Ÿ˜› There’s another i finished called Knight in the Area, and it’s all about soccer. Because of that, i thought i wouldn’t be interested, but it was the characters and the story that i loved. In the end i learned a lot about soccer and became a fan of it.

              Oh! but i mustn’t forget my love: movies by Hayao Miyazaki. I’m sure you’ve heard of the famous Spirited Away? I’m currently building my collection of his movies. My ultimate favorite is Whisper of the Heart, and probably because it’s about a young writer ๐Ÿ˜‰

              He has another coming out in English next month, and I’m ridiculously excited! I posted the trailer of it here https://merelyinspired.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/movie-fervor-from-up-on-a-poppy-hill/

              If you haven’t seen his movies, I highly suggest you do. You just fall in love with the characters and the stories.


  2. Thank you very, very much from not only myself – but from all the birds at Words of Birds! It means more than I can explain with silly words, but it can be boiled down to a biggg thanks!


  3. Thank you so much for the nomination, Catherine. Your blog is indeed exciting and there are a lot of inspirational posts here. I’m fascinated by your great ability to speak British English–I love hearing it, but unfortunately can’t utter a single word correctly (because of my mother-tongue). Here, only a few ladies can climb. I wonder if you can climb the iroko tree. It’s very tall and scary.


    • Yes, I love everything about England. I’ve never been there yet, but someday ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I’ve never heard of the iroko tree. But i like to climb anything. I’ve wanted to make rock climbing a hobby, but there’s no mountains here, and not many rock climbing centers.
      I climb so much, that i’ve often scared my friends and family. but i’ve never fallen. I’m really good ๐Ÿ™‚


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