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Am is Kreativ

I’ve always wanted to be creative. I’ve WISHED for creativity, to be honest. In elementary school, I looked at the artwork of my peers, and wondered why I wasn’t good at painting. Or drawing. Or using paper, glue, popsicle sticks, and glitter to make masterpieces. Where was my creativity?! Did I not have any?! That wasn’t fair.

It took me a very long time to realize that I do have creativity. I do have a talent. It just so happens that my tools are not what I expected. I don’t work well with physical things. My tools are words. I’m still getting used to this new-found knowledge. I catch myself saying, “Talent? Oh, I don’t have one,” and “I’m not creative at all.” Sometimes, I need gentle reminders.

Endless thanks to Running Thriver for recognizing my creativity. Even if it’s a different flavour. Not creative, but kreativ. I’m down with that!

There are rules to accepting the kreativity, and today, I feel like following the rules.

  1. You must thank the person who has given you the award. (Done!)
  2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog. (Done!)
  3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award. (Done!)
  4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting. (Done a million times over, but it’s fun, so let’s do it again!)
  5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers. (K.)
  6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate. (No, kidding!)
  7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated. (Ugggh… I may not do this today, I’ll do it.)
Seven things about me:
  1. I had to do some errands for work today, so I went on two personal runs since I was in the area. I made a deposit to my account linked to my debit card so I can buy nookbooks! YAY! And I bought a DT book from a local bookstore. I’m excited about reading it when I finish The Book Thief.
  2. I’m the planning stages of a novel. I haven’t done any work on it in a while, but there is a lot to do, so I’m getting back into it on the weekend, when I’ve done some work on my short stories. I’m excited about this novel, so I’m really taking my time, and only working on it when idea come to me, and I’m excited to work on it. It is a labour of love. I refuse to force it.
  3. I have an idea! It sprung like a tree from this seed. I’ve always shied away from things like this because of my lack of creativity. My kreativness can only take me so far. Now, thankfully, I know an artist. I’m hoping he is willing and able to help.
  4. I’m thrilled that Daylight Savings time is back. I don’t understand why time changes. It makes no sense. Let’s just keep the longer days!
  5. I am extremely passionate about non-profit work and volunteerism. There is so much work to be done. I’m happiest when I can do some of it, making a difference.
  6. Although I am concerned about the things happening globally, I believe that good work needs to start at home. Why send money to another country to aid an issue that exists in my own country?
  7. I have never had a desire to be rich. I’ve only ever wanted to be comfortable, and to have the ability to help others in any way that I can. No matter how much I have, I make use of it.

I’m passing this award on to:

  1. Christina. Read her most recent post here.
  2. Sue. Read her most recent post here.
  3. Adele. Read her most recent post here.
  4. MB. Read her most recent post here.
  5. FF. Read his most recent post here.
  6. Tim. See his most recent post here.
  7. Kate. Read her most recent post here.

Have a great Tuesday!



Liebster Blog Award!

Look at the shiny new award I got from Linasouid! I’m really grateful and excited about it. It always feels so nice to get an award, doesn’t it?! It’s nice to know that someone notices what you’re doing. Or what you did. Or whatever. 🙂


The Liebster Blog Award is all about  spotlighting newer, up-and-coming blogs that typically have less than 200 followers. That’s definitely me! Thanks so much for noticing, Linasouid!

The Rules of Acceptance:

  • Copy and paste the award on your blog
  • Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you
  • Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog
  • Hope that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers

I’d like to give this award to a few bloggers I really like. I like that they’re so honest. They write in a this-is-the-way-it-is sort of way. No big frills, no sugarcoating, and no trying to be something else, or trying to make it look good. Their posts are just real. And relatable. Here they are:

  • Lori at Slow Happy Runner. The woman is amazing. I can’t even really sum it up for you. We seem to have about a million things in common. I noticed this when I read about her and I continue to notice it as I read her posts. She’s on a journey. She’s opened herself up to learning to love herself and her life in new ways, and it’s great to go along for the ride run. Yeah. She’s a runner. 🙂
  • Corrie Anne. She’s so cool that her blog name is her name. It’s quite appropriate. She posts in a very this-is-my-life sort of way. Reading her posts is kind of like looking at your friends’ Facebook profiles/pages. You get to meet her hubby and nephews, see what she’s cooking, and what her wedding was like. It’s pretty cool!
  • Amanda at Miles Gone By. She’s from KALAMAZOO! How cool is that?! Apparently, she used to hate running. Now she LOVES it. She’s done a gazillion races. Okay, not really. But a lot. Cool to see where she started, and where she is now.
  • Ashley at love and running shoes. She’s a big time snacker. That gets her 10 points right off the bat. She pushes herself to do things that are bit of a challenge. Or a big challenge. And that’s cool.
  • Natasiarose at Hot Femme in the City. She’s hilarious. Her posts are very entertaining. The kind that make you laugh, and think at the same time, “Oh, my gosh, YES!” You have to visit and read a few posts to get it.