So it seems that I have been nominated for the Reality Blog Award.
I have to say that I did not see this coming: being that the only reality that I have ever really written about here on Mythic Bios has pretty much been my own. But I am really glad that hillbillyzen13 has nominated me, and believes in the writing and whatever else I’m doing here enough to do so. And let’s face it: as a writer and as a person, I love getting attention.
So, here are the logistics of the meme:
1.) Visit the blog of the person who nominated you, thank them, and acknowledge them on *your* blog.
2.) Answer the five questions listed below and nominate up to 20 bloggers whom you feel deserve recognition. Visit their blog to let them know.
3.) Cut and paste the award to your wall.
So now, to business:
If you could change one thing, what would you change?
I would create a meritocratic society: where people are acknowledged and supported for their talents and their craft. My society would put education and the arts ahead of everything else save universal health-care and the training of medical professionals of the physical and psychological fields. At the same time, the people who make the day-to-day sanitary and nutritional functioning of society possible would be publicly honoured and assisted. The arts and the sciences would be combined again. And most of all, I would eliminate jealousy. Permanently.
So now that my foray into utopia and idealism is done for the moment, what is the next question?
If you could repeat an age, what would it be?
Oh dear. I would say … twenty. I think this is about biological age. I severely underestimated my intelligence and my appearance at that age. I was a very good looking and creative young man and if I knew then what I know now … well, let’s face it …
I’d probably would have done exactly as I did in the last time-line: waited to mature more. So, my vain streak aside … :p
What one thing really scares you?
Being stuck awkwardly–and painfully–on the outside. Essentially, finding myself in a social situation where I’m the last one to be chosen, or I don’t know how I am going to quite navigate my way to getting into a group. From being the odd child out in Musical Chairs, to needing to choose a partner, and even make connections with people that can help me in the outside world and possibly realize my potential. Going outside myself and my comfort zone is scary: with that spectre of rejection, humiliation or being outright ignored always hovering over me. That said, it is something that I have gotten better at dealing with somewhat.
What is one dream that you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?
I want to get to the point where I can become a professional writer and support myself, improve myself and gain some modest recognition from my craft. Mainly, I just want to make something that I can leave the world: something of meaning that will have everything else–including the process of it all–totally worth it. Do I think I will complete it? Well, it is entirely possible but I for one am going to keep pursuing it in my own way. Slow and steady spider steps.
If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
Honestly–and this is the difference between the younger and now current incarnation of me–I just want to be me. Only better: more wise, less anxious, more confident, more independent, more in my body and with a balance of different passions and relationships. Just … more. And I don’t want it merely for one day. Rather, I want it for the rest of my life.
All right. Now, here is the most difficult and interesting part of the Award process. I get to make some nominations as well. There are so many of you and you are all awesome. Here are my list of nominees. I hope that you like and appreciate them as much as I do.
Through the looking glass she tumbles
The Comic Book Lounge and Gallery
All right, so now that I’ve nominated you all, remember to nominate other people as well. We all need the inspiration and the support. Keep Blogging my friends, and get ready for some more content next time.
10 thoughts on “And Then One Day I Got a Reality Blog Award”
Hey Matthew! This is great, thanks for passing it on to me. Will write something up after work. Have a good day! N
Your reality is eminently readable, and I’m very glad you choose to share it. This is a great post, and just confirms why you are indeed award-worthy. I’m looking forward to reading the work of your nominees.
Hi Matt! This is a really awesome award–and by the way, our utopias really don’t look too different. Thanks so much for nominating me!
You are very welcome Dianna. And I’d love to see a utopia like this become something of a reality.
Thanks a lot for the nomination, Matthew. I am flattered!
Congratulations and you deserve the award. I especially like the answer for the last question. That is indeed a mature answer 🙂