Do you ever feel like there’s not enough hours in the day? That the days, weeks and months are flying by? I’m noticing it even more now I have my blog. I have so many good intentions that fly by undone. But we can only do so much. Life is the priority, focusing on the people in it and living the best we can. But once you start blogging this becomes part of our life too, as do the people and connections that we make. It gets under your skin and you can’t ignore it.
Some time ago Wendy from Ramblings and Musings nominated me for her newly created Blue Crayon award and, as much as I’ve let so many slide, it was too special not to acknowledge and follow up. Her blog is all about sharing joy, inspiration and gratitude and I feel so touched that she thought of me.
There was no obligation to answer questions or follow up, just simple appreciation.
As Wendy says, “This is in by no means, a definitive list, or even a top whatever of anything. This is just a smidgeon of who has inspired, commented, gave input, provided wonderful moments of enjoyment through sharing their photography, commentary, poetry, songs, muse, self, etc.” I feel exactly the same way.
So I’m passing it on and here are just a few of the many bloggers that color my sky.
Unmeasured Journeys – Jessica, your gentle and kind nature radiates out of every post you write. I love the beauty on your blog and the way you bring nature into our lives. And I love the friendship that’s grown between us, despite the ocean, and the way you shared my journey with mum. I’m so grateful we have connected.
Vanessence – Ness, how many times have your words picked me up? Vanessa has a beautiful colorful inspiring blog and I always enjoy her photos, funny memes, the gardening updates and the way she brightens a sometimes dull day. She’s written poems that speak to my heart and has a warmth that radiates.
ThirdeyeMum – If you want to be transported to ultimate arm chair travel destinations around the world Nicole’s blog will leave you breathless. Her stunning photos are coffee table material and her vision and travel ethic of exploring the world through social good ranks her as one of my favorite travel bloggers.
Brilliance Within – Wendy seems totally on my wavelength. Not only do we have an uncanny amount of things in common but it seems that most things she writes resonates with me. Her blog is warm and welcoming, full of light and love and packed with inspirational posts that are a joy to read.
Weird Guy with the Dog – For a dose of reality on the road, stunning photos, profound writing about life and a message of hope Weird Guy’s blog never disappoints. He often makes me think beyond the ordinary and with the occasional music thrown in along with his love of the sea and his dog Vinny I always look forward to his posts.
Zen and the Art of Everyday Living – Richard is a relatively new blogger I’ve been following but from the start his profound words have spoken to me. Posts that are so apt for my current journey in life. His words speak of zen and mindfulness and how we can apply it to live the best life we can.
Muddling through my Middle Age – Whenever I read Ann’s posts I’m often nodding my head and chuckling because her lifestyle sounds so similar to mine. We have an uncannily similar sense of how life is and I can relate to many of her posts. Warm, witty and refreshingly down to earth her posts often leave me wanting more.
A Kinder Way – Nikki and her equally talented photographer hubby Steve have a knack of putting a smile on my face and putting things into perspective. She has a lovely blog that radiates with kindness and compassion, a touch of humor and practical advice on every day issues that we’re all dealing with.
These are just a snippet of the wonderful blogs that I love. So many of you inspire me with your writing. I’ve forged so many amazing connections and friendships in the last year, some deeper than others. You know who you are. So, if anyone out there – whether on WP or in real life – inspires you don’t be afraid to let them know.
Otherwise just go out and give someone a hug and spread some love.
I wish you all sunshine and blue skies in your days.
May we all keep enjoying the journey.