Thanks to my fellow mummy blogger at Finding My Weigh for passing on the Honest Scrap Award to me! The Honest Scrap Award is 'for bloggers who put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul.' Finding My Weigh is a true 'Honest Scrapee'; I love reading her posts on post pregnancy weight struggles and trying toddler times, so check her blog out if you haven't done so already.
Ok so now I have to list 10 honest, random and interesting things about myself, so pull up a chair, grab a glass of wine and get a pillow to rest your head, it's gonna be a long night because...
....1. I'm a mull-it-over type of person. Some people have an uncanny ability to think and speak on the spot but when I try this, all I get is deafening silence and the sound of the the wind whistling between my ears. Not surprising then that one of my most used lines is 'let me think about that.' It's the reason why my blog posts take an age to write. I write some, I google trivial crap (read: procrastinate), I write some more, I delete everything I've written and start over, I read some blogs, I write some more, I sleep on it overnight, I search through iStock images (read: procrastinate), I write a bit more. Then finally a week or so down the track a blog post is published. It's also the reason why it's taken me two weeks to compile this list, so....
....2. I asked fiance to help me out:
Nic: 'Tell me something about myself that's interesting or random.'
Fiance: 'Hmmm well you've travelled heaps?'
Nic: 'Yes but that's not really what I'm looking for, anything else?'
Fiance: 'I dunno you've never really done anything that random'
Nic: 'Uh huh, ok thanks and never mind!'
So there you have fiance's contribution to my list. I lived in London for 7 years which is a perfect base for globe hopping. My favourite city of all time is Florence for the architecture, art and that amazing sculpture of the Statue of David.
4. I once had a very cheesy piece of 5 minute fiction published in an Australian women's magazine. My short story about a woman who meets the man of her dreams in the supermarket (barf barf) paid the princely sum of $270. Originally titled 'The Shopping List', the editor changed it for publication to 'Aisle of Love' (cough, splutter, double barf barf!). I haven't tried to repeat it since which is probably just as well for an unsuspecting public, and Dame Barbara Cartland's crown as the queen of Mills and Boon remains safe for the time being.
'The lotus is a flower that blooms in the mud. The thicker and deeper the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms.'
That quote really struck a chord with me, and the idea that such a beautiful flower survives adversity and grows toward the sun really motivates me to keep going no matter what life throws my way.
6. As a starry eyed teen I harboured ambitions to be an actress or a singer despite being painfully shy and of nervous disposition. I tried drama classes but suffered stage fright every time I had to perform (a case of the old wind whistling between the ears again!). Career fail? Yep!
7. I'm a comfort eater. If I'm stressed or bored I have the frightening ability to inhale food.
8. I'm a bit of a worrier, always have been ever since I can remember. Significant others have been known to refer to me as stressy pants, panic pants and stress head. What can I say other than I'm a gemini and it's in our nature to be flighty and prone to nervous energy!
....and finally one from Google....10. On my blogger dashboard, my blog title is automatically abbreviated to 'Diary of a Domestically Challenged Ho....'! On that note I'm going to maintain a dignified silence!
Now for 7 bloggers that I feel embody the Honest Scrap spirit;
Calamity, Kids and Other Stuff
The Lunatic Cafe
Headaches Hormones and Hotflashes
The Snyder 5
And finally a big thank you to Jane over at World of Mamay Jane for giving me the Beautiful Blogger award, now twice bestowed. So just incase you're on the verge of pushing up z's and that pillow is feeling more and more comfortable, I'll link to my previous post for this award Sharing the Beautiful Blogger Awards Love
Have a great week!