Thursday, January 20, 2011

More about Liz

As you can see, I received another award--The Fair Dinkum (good buddy) Award. Thanks so much Carol for nominating me and for seeing me as your blog buddy.
The rules state that I have to write some new things about myself and then pass on the award.

Now, something new about me that you didn't know:

1. In school, I used to be very sporty and won a lot of medals and awards--running (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m), netball, long jump, high jump (my favorite). Today, I'm allergic to any type of sport or exercise. I should change that--one day.
2. In our living room, I always sit on the same spot on the couch--when I don't, it doesn't feel right.
3. I eat too much salt--I should change that too...maybe tomorrow, maybe next year.
4. I have too many reminders on my phone. It's a pain having to get through them--finger on the snooze button--every time I want to make a call.
5. Before I traveled and had a chance to see the world, my life started in a refugee camp in Angola.I lived in the camp until the age of eight. Although my life wasn't a bed of roses in the beginning, if I had a chance to change something, I wouldn't. My experiences made me the person I am today. Starting at a low point, doesn't have to be a bad thing.

Enough about me. Here are my nominees:
1. Mysti Parker from Unwritten
2. Elena Solodow from You're Write. Except when you're Rong.
3. Zella Kate from Zella Kate
4. Stacy Post from A Writer's Point of View
5. Caroline Starr Rose from Caroline by line

Congrats blog buddies. Over to you.


  1. This is great! I'm really flattered. This week's been a fog of sickness and frantic last minute editing, and I've gotten behind on reading my fav blogs. I'll come back and pass it along.

    Thanks for the honor!!

  2. And I'm a fellow couch potato, and I totally live by the belief that your background doesn't define who you are. You are a testament to that. Way to go, Liz!

  3. What a nice surprise! Thank you for the blog award, Liz. I'm a sucker for salty things too. I'd be proud of those sporty! (But I've never been blessed with sportiness, so it's a quality I certainly admire!)


  4. Thank you for the award. And thanks especially for letting us get a glimpse into your world.

  5. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into the gorgeous lady (photo helped) behind this "close to the heart" blog. :)

  6. Congrats on the award! I think the way you answered #5 is the only way to be. It means you feel good about yourself.

  7. Hi Liz! Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for the follow! Oh, and best of luck on your novel. I love that title!

  8. Thanks so much, Liz! :)

    That's so inspiring that you were able to overcome a difficult childhood and still are able to see the upside of that experience. I admire you for not being bitter about it!

  9. I loved learning more about you, thanks for sharing those 5 things! ;o)

    Have a great weekend.

  10. Congrats!

    New follower...

  11. Wow! You were a refugee in Angola? How fascinating. I spent time in the Central African Republic, and was a refugee for about 48 hours during a political uprising...but I know that experience only game me a glimpse of what you must have endured.

    Congrats on your award!

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