Iridescent Spirits

Shelter of a constantly changing Soul.


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Let the Sunshine Award in!

I really really love having (blogger) friends. ^^ They are not only there for as shoulders to cry on but also they can be a very great source of inspiration. So, I would like to thank daziigirl from UNOTAKU, who nominated me for the Sunshine Award. She is a nice and smart young lady who became one of my best friends in a pretty short while and now we even share our real life problems and anxieties out of the blogosphere too. Thanks Dear! You made my day^^ ❤

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The rules of this award are as follows:

If you have been nominated for The Sunshine Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Sunshine award in which you:

• Thank the person who nominated you.

• Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.

• Nominate a few other bloggers.

• Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.

• Notify the bloggers on their blog.

• Put the award button on your blog.

Now here are my answers to daziigirl’s questions:

1. Name three positive and negative traits of you!

Oh, I love this question 😀 What I think of as one my positive traits would be my compassion for others, let them be people, animals or even fictional characters. Actually I could cry more easily for others than for myself. The second positve trait of myself is my patience. It is pretty hard to upset me, though sometimes I think this is the thing I can hurt myself the most with. 😀 The third one and which I am the proudest of is the different way I see the world. I cannot really pour it into words but this is the thing for I love myself the most. An extra trait of mine I cherish is my insightfulness. 🙂

Ah, and the negative ones. Definitely my tendency to overthinking, overworrying and of course that compulsion for comformity. These bind me the most and I really struggle overcoming them. It can be really hard to live like this sometimes.

2. When and why did you start blogging?

I started my blog last April for a very uhm kind of strange reason 😀 At uni I took a Fiction Writing course where we wrote stories. Now, the idea of starting a blog came to me when I unintentionally created a sequel to the story I handed in but I was thinking a lot. I thought I should have more written stories before starting a blog in order not to “drown” in the series. But then someone copied one of my ideas so I got a bit afraid of losing the originality of my idea so I hastily published those half-finished stories :”D That’s it. If you got interested you can find them here.

3. Naruto or One Piece?

Naruto. (Because I haven’t watched a single episode of One Piece 😀 yet )

4. Do you believe in fate?

Absolutely. I firmly believe we all were born to this planet with a reason and with a mission we have to carry out. Though I’m not sure what’s my job here, I do believe I’ll find it out soon. 😉

5. What are your life goals?

Well, for a while now, my biggest goal in life is to defeat my panic disorder and to get in a better relationship with myself. Also, my blog became something very important (or I should say vital) to me, and without any certain prospect I feel I should keep it doing and see what will come out of it. 🙂 Finally, letting my voice be heard. Because sometimes it’s not that people don’t want to hear me, but rather I don’t speak loud enough.

6. What is your favorite music genre and artist?

I have a very eclectic musical taste, basically I like most genres but my favourite ones are those that have meaning. These can be instrumental (remember my love for the violin?) or whatever. The point is that if they inspire me, then I love them. For years I hardly could say I have a favourite artist but now I’d say Lindsey Stirling. She not only plays the violin but had suffered from a mental illness and defeated it so besides she can inspire me the most, she’s also my role-model.

7. What can we expect from your blog in the future?

I hope I can finish both The Colour Book of Spirits and The Panic Project too. These are very important to me, one because of my inner peace and I consider the other my life-work. Besides, I hope I can make out something great and inspirational out of my experiences and views, and that sharing them could do something good to those who read it. 🙂

Okay, I’d like to nominate two blogs. I really love them, they show such strength and love in this mad world where we all struggle.

Gentle Kindness

A Momma’s View 

What I’d like to know about them:

1. Did you start your blog with a certain purpose? If yes, then did you reach it?

2. What did you gain with your blog you are the happiest for?

3. Do you believe in fate? Does it have anything to do with your blog?

4. Does blogging affect your personal life? If so, then how?

5. What would you like your blog to be known for?

6. What are your life goals?

7. What do you look for when reading another blogs?

This would be my post on The Sunshine Award. I am really thankful for the nomination, it is not only an honor to me but also gave a little inspiration back to me. 🙂 And this is priceless.

Hugs! ❤


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Okay, now what’s happening?

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Just now, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the dear Hargun from Living the Dream. Thank you my friend for the nomination you surprised me and made my day. 🙂

The  word Liebster is derived from German meaning sweetest,kindest,nicest,beloved and the like.  This award is given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. This award is a great opportunity to motivate fellow bloggers, to encourage them to continue the good work, irrespective of the size of their audience.

Here are the rules to accept and nominate further:

  1. Display the Liebster award on your blog.
  2. Thank and link back to your nominator.
  3. Answer the nominator’s 11 questions.
  4. Nominate 11 other bloggers with about 200 or fewer followers and link to them.
  5. Draft 11 new questions for your nominees.
  6. Notify your nominees via their blogs or social media.

So, my answers:

1. What made  you venture into the blogging world?

To make my fantasy world as real as possible.

2. What do you like best in blogging? any memory that remains in your mind?

I can meet several people with similar interests as mine, and that everyone is kind here. Memory? The feeling of being nominated for an award^^

3. If you had a full day to yourself, would you spend it yourself or chill out with friends?

It depends on my mood. Now I would like to go somewhere with my friends or my boyfriend.

4. Has anyone ever made you feel on the top of this world?

Yep. 😀 You, dear Hargun. 😀

5. Ever had a  dream that scared/amused you? Narrate it in a few words. 😛

Yep again, I posted it. It’s the Disorder and Dystopia. That scared the crap out of me.

6. Have you made friends you cherish, here?

Of course, yet I’m not sure if they think of me as a friend (no negativity indicated here). @hargunwahi @amommasview @lightwalker1

7. If you ever hit a jackpot,what would be your first purchase?

A flat that would be mine so I should never be afraid of being forced to move because of debts. (I had a hard childhood 😀 )

8. The post you are proudest of till date?

Maybe, Blogging 101: Try something you never did before

9. What do you like to eat in breakfast- something specific ?

I rarely have breakfast. Usually I ‘eat’ coffee with milk. 😀

10. Do you have a pet at home? If yes,  do tell a trait you find amusing.

I have a dog. He’s like me, you can never pet him too much as he is never enough of love.

11. Any Advice you would like to give to a fellow bloggers from your blogging experience?

Sure. If you are anxious about the popularity of your post, just go away from WordPress for hours and do something else. This is kind of like Murphy’s Law yet it doesn’t have a name. So let’s create the Iridescent’s Law 😛 : The more you wait in front of the computer for likes and comments, the less will happen. But when you forget about it and get engaged in something else, by the time you go back to your blog, you will be full of likes, comments and follows. So, don’t worry. 😉

My nominees:

  1. Shouting into the Silence
  2. Girl Alone
  3. Anniewhere She Goes
  4. Italian Hurricane
  5. Recover Not Relapse
  6. Flavoured Lemons
  7. SandCastle
  8. Life of a DIY Shopaholic
  9. Quixotic Reflections
  10. Lightwalker’s Blog
  11. Jacquifool

My questions for my nominees:

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What would be your dream job?
  3. What inspires you the most?
  4. Dou you have a special ritual or place for writing?
  5. What are you most proud of about your blog?
  6. If you could achieve anything only by blogging what would it be?
  7. Do you have any unusual habit? If yes, what is it?
  8. Do you like reading? If yes, what kind of genres do you prefer?
  9. Have you ever surprised yourself by doing something you thought you’re incapable of, yet in the end it turned out it is one of your hidden talents?
  10. Would you like to be famous? If yes what for?
  11. Are you a cat or a dog person?

 

 


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The Versatile Blogger Award

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The other day, I was nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by My Lost Lexicon. I would like to thank you, you came just at the right time. 🙂

Rules:

  • Show the award on your blog.
  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 15 blogs.
  • Link your nominees’ blogs, and let them know.

Seven facts about me:

  • This nomination came when I felt pretty depressed and actually this kind of thing happens to me a lot. Whenever I feel like I’d give up on something, somebody or something appeares to ensure me not to do so. So thanks again for the nomination!
  • I still don’t know what my blog is really about, even though I started it last April.
  • I want to learn to play the violin ever since I was about five years-old. (I played the piano as a child btw)
  • Ever since then, it is the most inspirational thing to me. I come up with new stories while listening to songs that contain violin.
  • I never wanted to be a writer, yet I started this blog with the purpose of publishing my stories here. (I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up, even though I’m already a grown-up :O )
  • I love anime and whenever I write a story I imagine it as if it was an anime series.
  • I also studied Japanese language and that was (is!) my favourite subject of all time. Really, I just LOVE it. With full caps.

My nominees (yet, hopefully I’ll find other awesome blogs soon):

Quixotic Reflections
Flavored Lemons
A Bohemian’s Mind
The Nassauda Monologue
Jacquifool
Daydream Into the Night
Poetry of an eccentric sheep
Girl Alone

I will expand this list (once 😛 ) Until then, happy blogging and hugs! 🙂


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It’s an Award!

Today I woke up really early I checked my phone for the time and realised I had an e-mail. I was about to sleep a bit more but when I read the message I got so excited that I wasn’t able to go back to bed. Because..
I was nominated for The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I would like to thank Cheryle from Lightwalkers Blog for the nomination at first. I am very happy you found my work this valuable. 🙂 Guys, check out her blog, you can find amazing and enlightening stuff out there. This award goes to writers who write about the unique female experience.

The Rules for Accepting and Nominating are as follows:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions sent to you.
  • Nominate seven blogs.
  • Make a list of ten questions for your nominees

My answers to the questions:

  1. What is your biggest fear and why?

Probably being all alone. I don’t mean it as dying unmarried but rather not having friends or people with similar interests so there would be no one who could understand me.

  1. What are you motivated by?

By encouragement and consideration for example this nomination. 🙂

  1. What was the last dream you remember?

Hm, this is hard. I dreamt about being in high school again and I had to study hard because the evilest teacher was about to test me. It was horrible.

  1. What is your favorite book and why?

Now, this is even harder. I’d say two. One is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. This book always cheers me up and no matter how many times I’ve read I always enjoy it as if I was reading it for the first time.

The other one would be The Evil Spirits by Fuyumi Ono. (The anime series Ghost Hunt was based on it, if it means something.) It is a bit gory and scary but I enjoyed it very much. It is well written and extremely interesting. I can’t help it I love the supernatural. (No, not the series that creeps the heck out of me.)

  1. If you could sit down and have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Diana Wynne Jones and Fuyumi Ono. I would like to hear them talking about their work and have Miss Jones tell me one of her stories she comes up with right at the moment.

  1. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? Do you still have that childhood dream?

I wanted to be a lawyer and one time a pathologist (no kidding) and also there was a time when I wanted to be an actress.
Now I don’t have any of these dreams, yet my family still thinks that I’m going to have the title Dr. 😀

  1. Do you have a bucket list? If so what are the top three items?

I do have a bucket list but it is quite short yet.
The first thing on it is to learn to play the violin. The second one is to learn to play a song I heard in the Japanese Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics. That song is with me ever since I was about five. (It’s not in the English version)

  1. If you could boost one of your five senses, which would it be and why?

To trust in my intuitions more. Or have a better eyesight. 😛

  1. Would you rather die young, or live forever?

None of them. I fear dying young and I think living forever would be boring and maybe saddening. I’d like to have a long and happy life and die at an old age peacefully.

  1. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

The thing that I view the world differently than most people.

I nominate these seven wonderful blogs:

Living the Dream
By Lauren Hayley
Jcckeith
Art Catalysts by KathyClem
Emma’s Cup
Sarah’s Humble Blog
Musings From a Tangled Mind

Now, here are my ten questions:

  1. What is your aim with your blog?
  2. If you could choose, in which century would you live in and why?
  3. What is your favourite book or movie and why?
  4. Who and/or what inspires you the most?
  5. What are you the most proud of about your life and yourself?
  6. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  7. Imagine your life as a book in which you are the main character, what genre would it be?
  8. If you had any kind of a (super)power what would it be and what would you use it for?
  9. If you have a bucket list, what is the first thing on it?
  10. Do you have an unusual habit? If yes, then what is it?

Thanks for the nomination again, I appreciate it very much. Happy Blogging! 🙂