First off, I want to send a big thank you to Angana, over at Angana’s Blog, for nominating me for this award. Please give her blog a read. Her work is honest, simple enough to understand, yet complex enough to provoke thought. And her hard work shows with each new post.
Although I’m not positive on what this award means, I can say I am honored, and so thankful to Angana for choosing me out of the many bloggers who are more worthy. So, it means a lot to me, and it shows me how wonderful this WorldPress community is.
- Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
- Share 11 facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you
- Nominate at least 3 bloggers for the award
- Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer
- Let them know they’ve been nominated
11 Facts About Myself (and not in any particular order):
- I began writing the summer of 2017, and haven’t looked back since.
- I have experienced a great deal of diversity in my lifetime; which has helped me develop a strong feeling of empathy towards others, and allows me to feel comfortable in many social situations.
- The name of my blog comes from two events: transferring from a private school with ten students in my graduating class, to a public school with 600 students in my graduating class; and the fact I have never shared my writing until this blog.
- My least favorite subject in elementary school, middle school, high school, and college, was reading and writing. My senior year of college (five-years ago), I couldn’t write a paper. Didn’t know how.
- I am a teacher and a coach, but I have a very hard time actually being a student. Not that I can’t do the work; I just think, in some cases, it’s a money scam, and experience in the field is much more valuable.
- I am a huge basketball fan! My father placed a basketball in my hand when I was four-years old, and I haven’t stopped playing or coaching since (the Indiana Pacers are my favorite team).
- I am a very silly individual, and only a few people—my wife, my family, select friends—really understand me.
- I still don’t know how to describe my writing style—or if I even have one, but I have a very good ear for reading and writing, and once I studied (and I’m still studying) punctuation, writing just made sense to me.
- Going along with number eight; I don’t know many grammatical terms (so I could never teach a writing class), but I know how it should sound, and I write with my eyes and ears.
- I love to read; but I don’t have a favorite genre. I just want to read the best authors, alive or dead, study their sentence and story structure, and learn.
- My family is extremely important to me. But my wife is the most important person in my life. She’s the one who pushed me to write. Without her, there is no blog, and there are very few aspirations.
Angana’s Questions for me:
- When did you mess up everything, but no one ever found out it was you?
I know there are many situations where this happened, but I can’t think of a specific one. I grew up with three brothers, and we were always breaking things and hiding the evidence for no one to ever find.
2. What would you name your boat if you had one?
The “Not so Great” Explorer
3.Which fictional character would you like to meet and fall in love with in real life?
I don’t know of any characters I’d fall in love with. But I would love to meet Amory Blaine. I feel like we’d have some great times!
4. What is that one thing in real which is closest to “magic” according to you?
The love I share with my wife.
5. What is the most interesting thing you have read or seen this week?
“Calypso” by David Sedaris. It was such an easy read, and he has such a funny way of looking at life.
6. What did you think was cool when you were young, but isn’t so now?
Joking around with random people just for a laugh. Oh, and being very obnoxious towards teachers.
7. Which of your personality traits has been the most useful, professionally and personally?
My humor and emotional intelligence. I know how to talk to people; I know how to make people laugh; and I know how to relate to others.
8. If you could have a theme song, what would it be?
“Juicy” by The Notorious BIG
9. If you could make one law that everyone had to follow, what would that be?
I would set one day a month, where technology is not allowed.
10. What fact amazes you every time you think of it?
That kids who have a tough life—abuse, poverty, neglect, and more—tend to develop slower cognitively; yet, they are punished for “bad” behavior and poor grades.
11. Which personality trait do you wish you had?
Easy! I wish I was more confident in myself. I am so emotional and aware of other people’s feelings, I tend to have less confidence of my own feelings.
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Here are the questions:
- What book has made you cry?
- What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in class?
- What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
- What is one of your greatest fears?
- In one sentence, describe your writing style?
- What book got you hooked on reading?
- What’s the most useless talent you have?
- What is the last show you binge watched?
- What accomplishment is most important to you?
- Who are your favorite writers?
- What job would you be terrible at?
I look forward to your answers!