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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers: Award

As I come back, after taking a few weeks off from blogging, I must be honest with myself I didn’t want to accept this award. I felt like I was not worth it. I felt buried under all the stuff that made life painful. I know now, I’m growing from a dark past, growing from my present circumstances and like new moons when it peeks through I am brighter and stronger.

So it is with great humility, I awake to see, I’m surrounded  by sisters and brothers who encourage, inspire me, and say hey take your time. Have a little fun ,why don’t- cha. I am reminded to focus on the light, that is everything I am becoming.

I accept this award without further delay.

From the depth of my heart ,I say thank you: Stormie Steele -she is a sister ,friend, a light, a drum that strengthens me and so many others -please stop over on her blog and breathe a light of fresh air for stormiesteele 


1. How long have you been blogging/writing? I have been blogging for about three years.
2. Do you blog/write often? I write almost every day/ now that it’s November -I am a participant of National Novelty Writing Month and I proudly take on the challenge of 50,000 words completed by November 30,2015 Krissy Mosses Wings for my Sister
3. How does blogging/writing affect your spiritual/personal life? Writing and blogging adds value,confidence,and self worth. Spiritually I connect with myself and my ancestors.
4. What are some of your favorite books to read?The Ditchdigger’s Daughter’s by Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton, Souls of My Sisters by Dawn Marie Daniels and Candace Sandy, Return to Love By Marianne Williamson
5. Ever posted something, and deleted later? Why? Yes bad spelling, and created a better piece of writing Material
6. What do you absolutely love to do? I love to sing, I love to do yoga and I love to talk.
7. What’s some of your favorite music. Old Gospel Music/ Soulful music, Truthettes, Pace Sisters, William Sisters, Keith Wonderboy, Adelle,India Arie, Anthony Hamilton
8. Is there anything in particular that motivates you to write? When I’m angry , or sad, -sometimes the right place sunny or rainy days motivate me to write.
9. What are some of your other skills? I’m a mental health counselor by trade, I speak sign language,
10. How do you define “Sisterhood”? Sisterhood is a fellowship of other women: to build,cultivate, honor and strengthen a woman’s body,mind,and spirit.

Here are the simple rules for participating:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten blogs, notify them.

Here are my two questions: (I’m a rule breaker with love)

What does the definition of Sisterhood mean to you?

What is your purpose in Life?

Here are a few bloggers I hope have fun and accept this award:

Lisa C

terryb

themissiontomars

breakdownchick

tribalmysticstories

STAYCLASSY21

Yemie

Fatmawaty

kelley

Nikki Skies

Sunshine Blogger Award:

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Big ThankYou to breakdownchick -Ms. Maria for selecting my blog previously known as Kneal1- moving forward my blogging name has been updated to Visionariekind.

( I hope I haven’t confused anyone; I have given this name change much thought.).

I deeply appreciate your work and compassion Maria.

Please check out her work and be inspired: breakdownchick

The world is a brighter place because of you Maria. Many blessings to you my sis…

The rules for accepting this award:

1) Thank the person who nominated you.

2) Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.

3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award.

4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.

5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.

Here are Maria’s Questions:

1) Who is the person you admire most? 

This person can be anyone; dead or alive, known personally or a celebrity, superhero, etc.,

I admire: Poet Phillis Wheatley

2) What has been your most difficult challenge in life?

The most challenging experience yet rewarding are my kids:living with other little humans, who have minds of their own, allowing my kids to be themselves and not have so much control.( still improving)

3) What has been your biggest accomplishment thus far?

Choosing to be happy everyday no matter what!!!

4) What motivates you to blog?

Sharing human kindness,suffering of humanity,and a desire to touch the world.

5) What annoys you most?

when the men in my house forget to put the toilet seat down…

6) What brings you joy the most?

Bird watching,eating chocolate and coffee…

Here are my Nominations:

loristrawn

Deanne’s World

impostorpawn

shunpwrites

Isabella

Laine Anne Theodore

Shell Ochsner

Here are my Questions:

1.What is your Favorite Food?

2.What is your definition of success?

3.WHat do you like most about yourself?

4.What makes you happy?

5.Has any book changed your life?

6.If you could be any age, how old would you be?

*Blog Tour Award

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It is truly, a honor and an unexpected surprise, to be nominated by two wonderful bloggers; who live in happy worlds where the people are free and so warm and bubbly. These beautiful souls who are: creative,compassionate and humble. The world is better because of strong women like  themissiontomars and Fatmawaty

If you have not check out their work please do. Both of these women have encouraged me in my writing,I say, we are truly writing sisters. I know for certainty our W-P Family is one of the best. I am growing in leaps and bounds as I write.Thank you Fatmawaty and themissiontomars 


     *2.Rules are layered out below.

*I would like to propose the dates:  One Time: Monday Post

 *April 13, or April 20, 2015 (Feel free to vary here and there)


Accepting this award, comes alongside the rules :

Rules:

1. Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
2. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
Q1. WHAT I’M I WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT ?
Q2. HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN MY GENRE ?
Q3. WHY DO I WRITE OR CREATE WHAT I DO ?
Q4. HOW DOES MY WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK ?
4. Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).


*1.Four amazing bloggers that I would like to pass on

stormiesteele

zikaolofin

angieinspired

rythaephua

3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.


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Q1. WHAT I’M I WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT ?

First and Foremost, Its been two years since I started this blog in (2013) I’d hee-hawed with writing. I got serious and begin to really put in the work. The First-Lady of my Home Church presented the question of blogging my Poetry. Then I realise, my Poetry is worth something.

Currently, for the entire month of April I am following (http://www.napowrimo.net/ )  National Poetry Writing Month.My goal is to post a bit of poetry daily for 30 days. I am also working on my first (ever) fictional novel, “Churched-Out” (in the rewrite stages) I have yet to post any excerpts from this fictional story. Hopefully when the time is right, I’ll bring my blog deeper in the fictional zone of more story-telling.

I am currently recording  Poetry and its the most scariest and exciting thing to do on a weekly bases. As I present my work to several platforms of Jazz and Traditional Church, along with Historical Sites. In other words, a Sista can use some sleep…

Q2. HOW DOES MY WORK DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN MY GENRE ?

Welp at heart, I’m a southern girl, who likes good food, jazz,blues and gospel. As a result, I like the sound of ink on paper. I like abstract poetry and clean drama. I gotta get my feelings out! My work is from a womanist perspective; in which I reference my own struggles. I like to re-tell old stories and bring a certain level of passion in my work. Most importantly, I try to keep it short!

I don’t have a whole lot of time, so I gotta make this writing-thing quick,  life happens.i.e.(kids,cooking,cleaning,church, me-time )

Q3. WHY DO I WRITE OR CREATE WHAT I DO ?

I write because at the end of the day; maybe I want to let loose or moon -somebody. I could never pull that off real life – so I write to see me. I create Poetry to feel humanity. The ups and downs (on the wagon off the wagon)

I want to stay happy and writing can get me happy…

Q4. HOW DOES MY WRITING/CREATIVE PROCESS WORK ?

This process for me, works after meditation or a good steamy shower. Most times, if I could write naked – I would. (laughing out loud, because I just  told on myself) Although it appears, when the moon and I are up together, I can just flow. My writing works when I’m honest with myself. I become vulnerable to discover what’s really happening on the inside. ( like talking in the mirror) Then that space is clear and I can create.


*4. Compose a one time post:

I was given the date April 6,2015 Here I am!