Way back, on July 31, 2012, while I was out wrangling the last of our strays, the range horses that like to vanish when it’s round-up time, Allie, Allison Irish, aka Allie or AllieRambles, is an involuntary blogger and stay at home mom and one of my own examples that I learn from, watch and read….. honored me and Alaska Chick’s Blog by including us into the Sisterhood!
Allie is the work horse (Allie’s words, not mine, though I DO agree!) behind Ramblings of a WAHM.
As in everything… there are strings attached. Rules, too.
- Recipients need to thank the giver (Check!)
- Post 7 things about yourself (In the video, Check!)
- Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers of your choice and let them know they’ve been nominated (Only 7? Boo!)
- Include the logo of the award in a post or on your blog (Easy-peasy, Check!)
Now, for my favorites. For my life-savers and for those that keep me keepin’ on and for the ones that help me to Stay the Path, the one that teach me so much about life, business and mixing it all up online.
(Drum roll, please….)
Kaarina Dillabough. decide2do
How would I describe what Kaarina has brought to my life? Kaarina wrote a post, shortly after I met her, and in that post made reference to “Kai-zen”, which is the relentless pursuit of finding a better way. She is kindness, compassion and beauty. Kaarina is experience, excellence and joy.
Andrea Beadle. Spiritual Sanctuary & Spa
“A place where you belong” is written on the top of page. I can’t tell you, how that hits me, each time I read it. Every post I read, it is almost as if Andrea is speaking directly of and to me. I look forward to the days Pam writes just as much and Saxon Knight on her Listen Beloved (I know, I slipped an extra in there, but she is really a part of Spiritual Sanctuary & Spa and Andrea, too!).
Lisa Petrilli. C Level Strategies
Lisa’s Visionary Leadership is my inspiration, my motivation to be all me, strong and female. She is, along with these other incredible women that I have listed, one of the women I hope, struggle, work towards, and aspire to be more like. As I have continued to read more, I came to realize that that my purpose was the same… to change the world.
Carrie Zylka. A Fist Full of Arrows
I met Carrie when I stopped being so shy, online. I met this sassy, savvy lady through Twitter, dug a little deeper, and found a friend who was also into all the same things I was, and into all the things I was, professionally. From A Fist Full of Arrows, I learned how hunting was done and done right, in the Lower 48. An archery hunter and a professional photographer, who loved to ride horses, I had found a professional woman with a sense of humor that my computer hates (I tend to spew coffee!) and a fiercely loyal friend.
Gloria Romlewski. Just Working with My Spirit
No matter what I read at Gloria’s Just Working with My Spirit, I feel calmed. Warmed from the inside. There is never a doubt in my mind, as I read, that I will be better that day, than it or I could have possibly been, on my own. Gloria is the magic, brought to life, in my life.
Gini Dietrich. SpinSucks
What can I say? I’m in the midst of shoe-envy. No, I am kidding. Gini is absolutely, without a doubt, one of the most scary-smart, friendliest, and hilarious people I have met, online. I know, with no hesitation, that Gini is an Adventurer, heart and soul. If it is business, the who, what, why and how of it, Gini’s SpinSucks knows it.
Marjorie Clayman. Margie’s Moments of Tiyoweh
Margie is everything, that means anything. She stands so straight, so right, she reminds me constantly that straight and right in everything, in business and in life, in the entire world, involves me. She talks about the stuff most people wouldn’t touch. Marjorie is the class and heart, of my list.
These are my people. These are fantastic women bloggers that certainly deserve more from me, for all they have given me, than a mention in an online award.
If you have been here before, for us, here at Pioneer Outfitters, you may be wondering what these 7 (Oh, ok, 8) women have to do with Alaska, Horseback Adventures or Big Game Hunting. For the most part (Hey! Don’t forget Carrie!), nothing.
But that isn’t why I put any of them here.
I humbly, graciously, accept the inclusion into the Sisterhood of World Bloggers, because blogging has brought these people, as it has you, into my life. Into our lives.
Each one, has made a difference in my life. Emotionally, spiritually, intellectually and professionally. Each of them (and so many more) have helped me become …more.
I have one last induction. But with this one, I run into other issues. He’s not a Sister. Is that a real requirement? I would like Bill Dorman to receive this award as well. (He really wants it!) And it goes without saying, he deserves it. You should visit him, he is awesome!
Thank you, Allie. It meant more than I could explain in the seconds between Adventures, this summer. Thank you, all of you. For it all. That is what I have, now that you are in my life. The world.