This was a huge delay, but I need to make this post.
The wonderful Kimchisama created this award tag called My Reasons Why. This was innovative and something that can spread positivity around. I can certainly use some more substantive positivity, to be honest. Thanks, Kimchisama! I was honored when you nominated me and when you specifically mentioned how we had great conversations about different things on her blog.
Here are the rules for My Reasons Why:
1. Mention the person who nominated you
2. List 13 reasons why you keep going/living (This is borrowed from the book but I’m taking it the opposite direction).
3. Nominate 10 or more people to give their reasons why.
4. Use the picture that Kimchisama created as seen in this article.
Here we go!
1. My literary projects: When I got into writing stories 4 years ago, I realized that I had so much untapped creative potential. I finally got to release some of my books.
2. The Ospreyshire Project: This current spoken word/avant-garde music project I’ve been working on for 2 years has been a great creative progression.
3. My family: I’m glad that they support me and have helped me out.
4. My friends I still talk with: I’m glad to have some good friends who still want to reach out. Since I don’t have social media, this is huge and it lets me know who my real pals are.
5. Independent and foreign cinema: I’m glad there’s quality movies outside of Hollywood. That and I get to review them. Hee hee hee…
6. Books: I’m able to read things even if it’s mainly non-fiction.
7. Learning: Despite having a degree, I had to know that learning doesn’t end. That and I want to teach others about what I know.
8. Open-minded people: It’s amazing seeing people who actually care about others.
9. Miso soup: Okay, this is a superficial one, but I can’t say no to that soup especially on the rare occasions where I have Japanese food. Hahaha!
10. Being certified to teach adults: This was very unexpected, but I was able to get certified last December.
11. Geography: I enjoy learning about other countries and cultures.
12: The blogging community: I tackle tons of topics with all of my pages. It’s a miracle there are people actually interested in what I have to say.
13: My newfound assertiveness: I was always an internalizer, but blogging helped me express my feelings with people online and real life more often.
I hereby nominate the following: