Thank you Discovering Your Happiness (DYH) for nominating me for the Unique Blogger Award. This nomination was a while back but now I have the time to give these “unique” questions the time they deserve. I have been a journey to better emotional health, esp. when it comes to anxiety. So while I haven’t been blogging I have been tending to losing weight, meditation, etc. And DYH talks a lot about emotional well-being. I love her blog and you should check it out.
Answer all the questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
Share the link of the blogger who nominated you
Nominate 8 to 13 bloggers for the same award
Ask 3 questions
What are your 2018 plans?
Great question. I have many. But overall, I hope to meditate more through classes and using this great app called Insight Timer which allows you to do guided meditations (you can pick the time amount), talks on certain topics like healing and self-forgiveness, and music meditations. Mediation keeps me centered and relaxed. I also hope to attend this writing conference here in Houston, Texas called: Writefest. It’s a week event where there are workshops for fiction, poetry, etc. and opportunities to meet other writers and possibly get published in a literary magazine. I’ll probably do a lot of poetry workshops. You know me. I’ll be learning more about bringing home the MESSAGE in the stanza. Lol!😉 I also plan on losing 20 pounds this year. Wish me luck!
What are your three ways to reduce stress?
Meditation, prayer and listening to music. I find solace in the Psalms and Ephesians. Such honest and heartfelt poetic dialogues to God found in those chapters for me. David’s anger, sadness and faith. Paul’s desire to please God. And when it comes to music put on some U2 or Chris Tomlin and I feel God’s presence and I feel less stressed as well.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
… Can I get back to you in 5 years?
lol. No seriously, this is an important question. I just can’t believe how fast time goes but 5 years seems like a while from now. And I am trying to spend more time in the present moment. You know? 😀❤️ But I hope to be a missionary married with a couple of kids. I would love to preach and share my poetry to a congregation of people on the mission field. This is my heart’s desire. And oh… a handsome man who loves Lord, missions and wants children too. 😉
What is your main form of reflection: prayer, mediation, or an artistic pursuit and why? Or do you see all these as intertwined?
(I am going to steal DYI’s question): Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
If you paint or had a desire to paint what kind of things would you paint and where would you paint if you could paint anywhere?
I look forward to your responses guys. God bless! ❤️❤️