I planned to post a piece about trauma therapy today but then a nomination for the Sunshine Blogger Award came across my desk. I thought that was a worthy diversion of topic!
Thanks to Afiyah, I am getting a chance to draw attention to her blog, When Life Awakens, as well as my own. You can find my favorite post from When Life Awakens here. In this piece she writes about how having a beginner’s mindset sometimes prolongs motivation.
“It’s just about having the mindset of a beginner. That involves having a fluid mindset, of knowing that you don’t everything there is to know, that there’s always something new to learn. It’s the idea of wanting to improve to reach a higher level of success but to keep the enthusiasm alive.” Afiyah, When Life Awakens
I have been struggling with the momentum of my own life moving forward lately. It seems as though I’ve hit a roadblock. My motivation is dipping and although I have a goal in mind, I tend to get in my own way. Returning to the mindset of a beginner may just be what I need to get past my block!
And now for the answers to Afiyah’s questions for me:
1. What’s your favourite childhood memory?
This would have to be Christmas Eve at my grandparents house each year. It was the one holiday everyone on my maternal side spent together every year. We would all arrive, presents in tow. The gifts would be stacked up high under the tree. We would spend hours in their dining room at a table that seated at least 25. Plate after plate of food was passed around while tales of Christmases past were told. Laughter and jovial voices boomed. Excitement buzzed in the air. It was a night that always radiated love.
2. What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited?
Belgium, specifically Bruges, is one of my favorite places I have ever visited. It has been many years since I have been there but the architecture, scenery and I am not going lie – waffles and beer – make it one of my very favorite places.
3. What’s your favourite season and why?
My favorite season is summer. The best part of summer is how everyone seems to exhale a deep breath and just relax. Days are longer and more conducive to spending time with family and friends. The relaxed nature of the season is a welcome change.
4. Who do you look up to?
There are many people I look up to. My husband is one of them. Every day he walks this difficult path with me. I know it is not easy for either of us but he continues on. We don’t always agree but I never doubt his love for me.
My mom is definitely another person. I love how strong willed and feisty she is. She is loyal to a fault and loves her children (my sister and myself) immensely.
There are other people as well – my sister, my dad, my in-laws, my friends (so many for so many reasons). Too many to list! I am grateful for that. Oh, my children too!! I look up to my boys. They have shown resilience and unconditional love.
5. If you could change one thing in your life right now, what would you change?
This one is easy. I think the answer will remain the same for the rest of my life. I would bring Christian back to life.
And now for the nominees!
I nominate Melanie, thelifeididn’tchoose and Christy B., When Women Inspire.
• Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog.
• Answer the questions the blogger who nominated you provided (11 maximum).
• Nominate new bloggers and make up to 11 questions for them to answer.
• List the rules and have the Sunshine Blogger logo present in your post.
Here are my questions:
- What is the motivation behind your blog?
- What do you do to improve your mood when your motivation slips?
- Who is the biggest support in your life?
- What accomplishment are you most proud of?
- What is something you do every day?