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Shining Through Recovery Award Nomination

April 29, 2013

Nomination For The Shining Through Recovery Award

I have never been nominated for an award before, I am very honored and thank you for the nomination indytony on April 28! per  indytony, these are the rules:“This award is for the blogs that shine, make you feel good and are inspiring to the reader.”

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you (above)
  • Share some facts about yourself or answer questions given to you.  (below)
  • Nominate fifteen bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them. (below facts)

Some facts about myself-

1. I live in the moment, today.

2. I write at least thirty minutes a day in the morning usually around 5:30 AM before anyone is awake.

3. I try to find a lesson in every negative experience instead of getting angry and frustrated and I write about it.

4. I dance every morning while I get ready for the day. I was dancing across a bridge in a park the other day while walking my dogs and noticed a group of Asian Tourists pointing, laughing and taking my picture, the cars driving by me we staring, some laughing too…this did not stop me, I continued to walk and dance with my happy muts.  They may have gotten a good chuckle but I bet they didn’t have as much fun as I did!

5. I love big gaudy costume jewelry.  I never used to, in fact I never cared much for my appearance while I was in active addiction.  I never cared much for my appearance in recovery either until I finally let go and learned what “just for today” and living in the moment really meant.

6. There is no one right path to recovery.  I feel that one must find their own path by taking in lessons and suggestions from several different philosophies of recovery.  I prefer the 12 steps, some Eastern philosophy, a Christian God, and a solid foundation of recovering friends.

7. I am grateful for my life.  I believe everything happens for a reason and if I had not been where I was, in active addiction, I would not be where I am today.  I am on a path to recovery and it is a lifestyle, a journey and if I come to the end of it, it means I have moved on and it will be time to say good-bye.  I will be on my way to hang with my dad again, in my perfect heaven, my perfect peace.

After some careful consideration, I nominate the following blogs for the Shining Through Recovery Award:


From → My Story, Recovery

  1. Kira permalink

    Congratulations on this award 🙂


  2. Thank you for participating, Amy. This looks great.


  3. Hi Amy. I just got an email from you saying you nominated me for a shining through award. I’m all confused because I’m new to blogging and haven’t a clue what to do next. Thank you so much for reading my piece and thinking it good enough.


  4. zbenavidez permalink

    Thanks for nominating my blog post, Amy. Do I accept simply by saying I accept? Or is there someplace I have to click? 🙂


    • You have to click on the link above and it should take you to a page on my blog that gives you the directions. You have to list several things about yourself and nominate some blogs that you feel inspire you as well.


  5. Thanks so much for this! Made my night. You’re rad. I’m excited to complete this! 😀 YAY RECOVERY!!


    • I’m so glad, today is just a great day all around! I published my first book today, I can’t believe I finally did it, I am still in shock that’s its there, people are buying it and loving it! I”m such a perfectionist though, I went through it litterally 438 times before I published it as and I still found some typos in the final copy that is being bought right now! Grrr! Oh well, I can always update it later…Good luck to you and your recovery! Believe in yourself! Shine on! and keep writing!


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