I woke up to some great news. As it turns out, I’ve been nominated for the 2018 Sunshine Blogger Award, “given to bloggers who are deemed to be creative, inspiring and positive, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community”. I’m actually a bit shocked. I don’t know what to say… and, y’all know I never run out of stuff to talk about 😜.
Thank You, to Despair to Deliverance (who writes about narc abuse from a male target’s perspective) for nominating me. I’m honored that you’d think of me, in the same context as words like “creative, inspiring and positive”. This has just made my day. Seriously.
Well, as per the rules of the nomination, I’ve got 11 questions to answer, and some nominations of my own to make. So, first, I’d like to nominate these fellow bloggers:
And, now… to answer the 11 questions I was given.
- If I could wake up tomorrow with any new skill, or ability, it would be…
I’d want to have mastered the skill of energy-use. Like, as in, Qi energy. That way, I’d be able to do all those amazing things that you see the Buddhist monks, and yogis, doing. Healing, lighting things on fire with just energy, and feeling no pain… sounds good to me!
- If I could invite anyone to dinner, living or deceased, it would be…
Almost certainly, Jesus. I think he’d have some amazing insights on how to better serve the world today. Plus, then, I’d be able to get the true story about what his life was like. 🙃
- If I were to die in the next few moments, the one thing I’d most regret not having told someone is…
Nothing. Coincidentally enough, the only thing I would have regretted, I just went ahead and took care of that last week! Didn’t exactly have the effect I was hoping for… but, nonetheless… I regret nothing. I’ve pretty much always been the type to lay it all out. I don’t like games, and I don’t like guessing. So, I try to not put other people in that position.
- Why haven’t I told them?
I did. 😁
- Three things in my life for which I am most grateful…
First, my kids. And, that they are safe, healthy, loved, and happy, in my custody. Second, I’m grateful for finally learning how to love myself. I never imagined how much better life would be because of that one simple thing. Go figure. Third, I’m grateful that I found my purpose in life, and that I get to pursue it, with passion, every single day.
- If I won a $10 million dollar lotto jackpot, I would use to benefit the most people by…
Renovating my home/property to make it the retreat space I’ve been wanting for trauma healing. I’d also start a company, and teach my Trauma Release Process to mental health professionals, so they could use it on clients with PTSD. I’d start some sort of massive, worldwide self-Love campaign, that would give practical how-to instructions. That shit can be confusing, at times. And, there’s probably a lot more…. but, I can’t think of anything else, right now.
- What I’ve dreamed of doing in my life, that I haven’t done yet…
Attained obscene wealth. 😂 And, on a less comical note… I suppose I’ve always wanted, but have yet to be in, a relationship with a man who truly loves me. I’m sure that must be coming soon, though. Surely. 🤨
- Why haven’t I done those things?
I’m working on the obscene wealth thing. I’ve never really had much opportunity to pursue my goals, up till now, as I was focused on surviving abusive relationships. And, as for love… well, I’m sure once my soul mate comes to his senses, all will be well. At least, I’m hoping. LOL
- If my life were a book with chapters, the title of the current chapter would be:
- My two “personal rules” I never break are:
#1- Honor myself, and my values, above all.
#2- Never act on negative emotions in the moment. If I’m angry, hurt, etc., sleep on it. Then, decide what do, once I’m in a more positive, productive state of mind.
- One responsibility I really wish I didn’t have is…
Just basic, domestic chores. Cooking, cleaning, yard work, and all that. It takes up so much of my time. I always feel like I could accomplish so much more in life, if I didn’t have to spend large quantities of time each day, playing the Cinderella role. LOL🤣
And, there you have it.
• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog.
• Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.
• Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.
Now, here are my 11 questions for the persons I nominated.
- Why did you start blogging?
Who inspires you to be your best?
Up until this point, what life lesson has been the hardest for you to learn?
If you could create one law, and the whole world would have to obey it, what would the law be?
If you could choose any career/job/occupation, would it be the one you’re in currently?
What do you most want to remembered for?
What’s one item on your bucket list that you have yet to cross off?
Fill in the blank. “I wish I had the courage to _______.”
If they made a movie of your life, what actor would you want to play you?
What is your human superpower?
What is one thing most people would never guess about you?
Thanks, again, for the nomination.
~ The Narcissist’s Wife (Story Lynne)
Hi. I’m Story Lynne, (a.k.a. The Narcissist’s Wife). Nice to meet you. I’m the mother of 4 amazing kids, the (soon-to-be-ex) wife of a narcissist, and the author of this blog. I’m also a teacher, a healer, an intuitive empath, and Angel Card Reader.
I love fairies, angels, the color pink, anything sparkly, and Legos. (the Elves are my absolute favorites). I also love fixing cars, building shit, and shooting my bow (as in, bow and arrow).