Thanks to Flint from Understanding helps who nominated me for the
Mystery Blogger Award
Please visit Flint’s blog – he writes very profound articles on topics like relationship, self-confidence and awareness, faith, belief and trust. Flint write about his blog:
“There needs to be more kindness and understanding in the world, and I intend to help that happen. […] and just hoping to make a difference in the world.”
– Flint Miller
And yes, he does make a difference. I really love his blog as his texts are not that superficial as texts on similar topics by other bloggers. This make his blog really different from other blogs in the same niche.
The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma.
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma
So this are the rules for the Mystery Blogger Award:
- Name the creator of the award and link their blog.
- Place the award logo or image within your blog post.
- Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog in your post.
- Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
- Answer your nominator’s questions.
- Nominate 10-20 people.
- Ask your nominees 5 original questions of your choice.
- Share 5 links to your best blog posts.
- Notify each of your nominees by commenting on their blog.
3 things about myself
- I am an thinking introvert – I get lost in my own thoughts now and then. Also I need time and space for myself which is quite complicate as a mother of two sons. Although I may react more restrained than other people social contacts are no problem to me. This leads to the fact that people who do not know me very well may wonder why I call myself an introvert. As introversion is seen to restricted (there are 4 types of introverts) you can also describe me as a highly sensitive person (HSP).
- If I should name a mythical creature that describes my personality I am a phoenix. I have a fire inside myself which burns myself from time to time – and I rise from the ashes and start inventing a new self. I have fallen a few times in my past – last time when I had a miscarriage 3 years ago. Though I tend to melancholic thoughts and deep sorrow I always fight my way out again.
- I am living between two extremes – my mind and my soul. While my mind is a scientist my soul is an artist. And while both discuss like shoulder angel and shoulder devil I try to find the balance between both worlds. One way to cope with the dispute is this blog.
Answering Flint’s questions:
What kind of an impact do you want to make on the world?
I do not want to write such a banal thing like “make the world a better place”. But I believe in Ghandi’s “Be the change you want to see in the world”. In addition I do not feel superior to any other living beings. This made me try a vegan diet 5 years ago after 15 years as a vegetarian. My belief is that everyone should start with his own life and habits instead of pointing fingers to others.
Dogmas do not help at all. Therefore I do not try to veganize my whole surrounding – my husband and my sons are not vegan and it works well. I am trying to be always open minded, not listening to stereotypes and being a good role model to my children. The greatest impact I can have may be raising two thinking independent young men without prejudices and not afraid to show their softer sides. At the moment I am starting to get rid of every unnecessary piece of plastic. One step at a time. Best thing I can do is to inspire people to follow.
For my art, design and this blog I want to raise awareness for good old handmade stuff. Though I love working with the computer and modern CAD I also old analog techniques. I want people to realize that handcraft is worth its price.
What is your favorite season and why?
As I am very sensitive to bright sunlight I am often quite depressive in spring and summer. First bright sunshiny day in spring always gives me a migraine headache. I love Christmas time and on the holidays I like snow (driving trough snow on winter days always makes me humming “Driving home for Christmas”). But all other days snow is to cold. Therefore I like autumn best. I love cloudy rainy days, sitting in front of my window and drinking tea and reading a good book or draw. Furthermore I love the colors of the leaves and I love to see them fall and be carried away by the wind. And I love running in the rain or talk a walk with my dogs because this is the perfect reason to take a warm bath.
If you could describe your personality in five words, how would you do it?
Analytic, creative, sensitive, caring and clumsy (sometimes)
What do you like about yourself?
I learnt to value my introversion. This world seems to be made for the extrovert. But while extroverts gain their energy from being with other people an introvert gets his strength from the inside. I learned that being an introvert even makes me more independent. And that everyone will find his place in this world because extroversion and introversion complement each other. As extroversion seeks for the experience introversion asks for their meaning – you will need both perspectives in a team or company.
But I should forget how I learnt about that. Before my son decided to make me a mother I was quite insecure and was standing in my own way. Actually I think I was not even sure about having children. So my son made the best of me I guess.
What would you like to change about yourself?
At the moment I would love to stand up earlier to do some sport and have breakfast before I go to work.
Furthermore I would love to be less stubborn. Sometimes I am so stubborn I even cannot admit I am wrong though I actually know I am. And I would like to be more romantic – let’s say when Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Mr Spock had a child together it would be as romantic as I am. Very hard for my husband to be the more romantic part in the relationship.
So here are my questions for my nominees:
- Tea or coffee?
- Who is your favorite artist (painter, sculptor, illustrator – no musician please)?
- Tell me your favorite quote?
- When you could live in a world or universe of your favorite book, film or game – where would you live and why?
- Gender equality – are men and women equal today? Or are there things left to reach in your opinion? What is the situation in your country?
And now – *roll of drums* – my nominees for the Mystery Blogger Award:
- The Mo-Mo Talk
- Patricia Rosalie
- Culture Trekking
- Der Stigler
- Pixie Teeth
- Roswitha Geisler
- Off to that place
- Lakes and Lattes
- Quirkly Globetrotter
- Adorable Stitches
Last but not least – my best blogposts
- Why men need to wear skirts
- Borrowed memories – my first blog parade
- Your custom portrait – choosing the right reference picture
- #TBT – my final exam in fashion design
- Ezio Auditore da Firenze – or parenting done right
Thanks again to Understanding helps for the nomination – which is a huge honor to me. I hope all of my nominees feel honored too and have fun answering my questions. I chose the blogs above very carefully – all nominated blogs inspired me the most in the last few weeks or I even had one or two conversations in the comments below our posts.