Beautiful Blogger Award

I feel acknowledged
Validated
Inspired by the accolade
Given to me by Bloody Endurance – Tale of an Endurance Warrior

Beautiful Blogger Award nominationThank you so much for nominating me for the “Beautiful Blogger Award”.  To be nominated by my peers is more recognition that I could ever ask for!

When receiving this nomination, I need to first nominate other blogs I feel are deserving of praise, and additionally, I need to list seven random facts about myself. 

First things first, I nominate:

  1. helenvalentina
  2. A Shade Of Pen
  3. Babylon Fall

All three are poets that I follow, support and admire.

Seven random things about Poetizing (that’s me!):

  1. I started writing poetry as far back as I can remember. It goes without saying that each poem is intensely personal and to me, is akin to a photo snapshot of where I am in my life.
  2. I struggle with low self-esteem, depression and insecurity. Thus, I consider myself a true “tortured poet” as these attributes are often the very drivers that inspire my poems.
  3. I lost my father to suicide at the age of 17.  Writing poetry is my way of honouring his memory.
  4. I am a backslidden Christian – but I am getting back on the narrow and winding path to Jesus.
  5. When I am not indulging my first love, i.e. to write, I love singing and reading.
  6. I have very strong views on alcohol and drugs – possibly because my father and Gran were alcoholics, and have seen many friends afflicted with substance abuse.
  7. I have a very small circle of family and friends as I share the truly intimate parts of my life with very few people.

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  1. Congratulations, so very well deserved! And thank you for thinking of me, that is very kind of you! πŸ™‚ I agree with you re singing and reading as other great pursuits when not writing – what sort of singing do you like to do? πŸ™‚

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      1. I was trained to sing operatically when younger, but I prefer more contemporary music – and then I’m quite eclectic..anything from Sondheim through to U2…I tend to sing along with male tenor voices as I kind of fits my contralto to mezzo range. πŸ™‚

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      2. Wow! I’m suitable impressed πŸ™‚ I vocally trained (non-classical) for about 3 years and I sing mezzo-soprano, although I’ve gotten used to going into the lower ranges too. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really use my vocal abilities … so its an unexercised muscle right now 😦

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