Mystery Blogging Award

I have been nominated for another award! It’s still a bit of a shock when people I know comment, but it’s a whole other thing when fellow bloggers engage. Jordyn from https://thechronicallyunimaginable.blog/ is one of those fellow bloggers, she not only follows me and comments on my posts, she has nominated me for this award and I’m so honored. You should definitely follow Jordyn, she has great content and I’ve learned a lot by reading her posts.

So, how about we get into the rules of this award?

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 – 20 bloggers.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

What is “The Mystery Blogger Award”? According to the award’s creator, Okoto Enigma, the ““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.” You can check out her blog here.

My Facts:

1.  I love the water, bath, pool, ocean, whatever. Being on, in or near water is my happy place.

2. I hated wearing heels and nice clothes while I was working. I’m super happy as a clam in my yoga clothes and not wearing makeup! If only I could get my hair to behave itself in the humidity …

3. I was born in 1978, which is a weird no mans land of generations. I really have much more in common with Generation X than any others. My kiddos, on the other hand, are growing up with technology literally everywhere and they interact with machines in a very very different way.

My Favorite Posts: The first blog post that seemed to resonate with the breast cancer community was my post exploring and highlighting the differences between early stages and metastatic patients: https://nohalfmeasures.blog/2019/01/02/early-stagers-vs-metastatic-patients/. My own experiences lost their sting when I was able to write about it and so many people wrote to me about how my words made a difference. The second post that rates a mention in my mind is the one where I explore the labels that either resonate or don’t: https://nohalfmeasures.blog/2019/02/04/what-do-i-want-to-be-called/.

My Nominations: (in no particular order)

  1. Fractured Faith Blog
  2. https://thechronicallyunimaginable.blog/
  3. The Reluctant Spoonie
  4. http://melanomajo.com
  5. http://faithoverfearheal.com
  6. https://catsncancer.com
  7. https://emilyrgarnett.com
  8. https://warriormegsie.com
  9. https://journeyingbeyondbreastcancer.com
  10. http://nancyspoint.com

My Questions For You:

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging?

When I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer, my sister in law suggested that I update family and friends via a Caring Bridge site. That was sufficient for me for a while and it was helpful to provide medical updates that way so that the people who needed the information got it without me having to share the same information multiple times. However, once I finished my “active treatment” period, I wanted to do something more. Instead of just sharing my health updates, I wanted to use my voice to make a difference. And so, No Half Measures was born.

2. Have you ever been ticketed (or arrested) for anything before?

I’ve never been arrested, but I have received speeding tickets, quite a few of them. In my defense, I’ve only gotten a ticket about half of the times I’ve been pulled over for speeding. One of the most awkward newlywed discussions Elliot and I have had was when we visited the insurance agent to combine our insurance policies. He had the best rating possible and the fewest infractions. I was the opposite, in danger of being kicked off because of my tickets. I’ve not received a ticket in some time but I can’t say I’ve slowed down very much, it’s just that minivans are pulled over less often than hardtop convertibles.

3. In 5 words or less, describe your greatest strength.

In a word, being stubborn. Synonyms that equally apply are grit, fortitude, or tenacity. Once I’ve chosen a path, there is very little that can dissuade me.

4. Would you put pineapple on pizza?

Definitely! I particularly love Hawaiian pizza and there is very little that pineapple does not improve.

  • 5. What is the strangest thing you did as a child?
  • Before my parents understood that I enjoyed being by myself and enjoyed reading, they would punish me by sending me to my room. Once they realized that I actually enjoyed “timeouts,” they had to think of something more effective.
  • Thank you so much for reading today’s post! What did you think of my answers? Did you learn anything new about me? Please subscribe and I’ll see you next time!


     My questions for those I’ve nominated:

    1. What is your favorite childhood memory?
    2. What animal represents the attributes you are most proud of?
    3. What is your primary goal for 2019?
    4. What do you want to accomplish with your blog?
    5. Who is your favorite superhero?

    Can’t wait to read the answers! Love and light to each of you.

    13 thoughts on “Mystery Blogging Award

    1. Congratulations, Abigail! Do you know you were born the year I spent abroad, as part of my degree?!! I love the sound of your time-outs – I would have enjoyed them too. I used to get sent to sit on my own in the kitchen – usually to eat my tea – which wasn’t so much fun!

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