My Humble Thanks 4 The Versatile Blogger Award Nominee!

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I received the Versatile Blogger nominee from Tired Mind Typing Fingers who is an awesome blogger. I am really humbled by this award, I’d like to think that I’m versatile or at least I try to be. There are so many amazing bloggers out there, so hard to get through all of the posts. But, I do try to read as much as I can and comment.

The Rules:

The rules say to thank the person who nominated you (also providing a link to their blog), nominate 10 blogs you feel should be awarded, and then share 7 interesting facts about yourself.

The 10 blogs I’m nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award:

My apologies if you’ve already received it or don’t feel like participating.

Mum C Writes



Steve Still Standing

Jamison Writes


Live Your Calling

Everybody Dies At the Masquerade

By Luis 7

Mudpile Wood

7 Interesting Things About Me

1. I’m seeing Metallica July 29th! They are my favorite band of all time. They are coming here and I wasn’t sure if I was going to go. But, I am GOING! The tickets were expensive, but totally worth it. Sometimes we have to do something we love even if it cost a little money. In the end, we build memories and that’s what matters.

2. I am working full-time now and I absolutely  what I do! I was freelancing part-time before and at home with my daughter. I did this for 3 years (during the entire pregnancy and the 2 years after.) She just turned 2 years old and ready to go to preschool. I feel a little guilty for enjoying going back to work and I do miss our times together. But, she’s super smart and ready to go to preschool. She loves to learn and read books like her Momma!

3. I used to drink red wine at night, my guilty pleasure. But, found that it made my depression worse. So, I traded in the wine for books. It’s my healthier addiction. I was reading a book a week, but now I’m up to reading 2 books a week. My husband calls me a nerd and I find that to be the highest compliment…ever. 🙂

4. I’ve learned that forgiveness is a long process, one that often takes years. Sometimes we go through the cycle of grief and think we’re beyond it. Then, we find out that some memories from our past still hurts. So, I’m learning to allow those feelings to surface and go through the process of repairing and healing. I love self-discovery and find to be a reflective individual. Loved ones have told me that my strengths are my insight and introspection.

5. Ever since I had my daughter, I have to go to bed early. My nightly routine now is to read and try to do some writing or editing my novel. I’m trying to adjust to the schedule now of not having every day to revise my manuscript. So, I have to do it on the weekends and evenings.

6. I’m a coffee lover and have this big 32-ounce stainless steel coffee mug I drink every morning. I also think I’m addicted to Diet Coke. Sort of have an addictive personality, thank God I never did drugs. Yikes. I once got addicted to Pac-Man. Yep. So, lately I’ve been buying  those carbonated flavored waters. They seem to help with the Diet Coke cravings.

7. I’m a bit of a social media fanatic. I’m good at it and have more social media followers than I do real friends in real life. I wonder if that’s a reflection on my personality or lack there of? 🙂 I tend to have a dark sense of humor and often tend to have social anxiety around groups of people I know. The more I know them, the more uncomfortable I grow. Should be the reverse, right?

Anyhow, I’m admitting that it’s easier for me to befriend strangers on social media sites and talk to random people in coffee shops. But, when it comes to long-term friendships, they’re hard for me. I’ve dealt with depression and often hid it from people. Sometimes, I find that many don’t understand. But, I’ve been feeling much better since I’ve been back to work full-time and taking my meds on a regular basis. I also think that the fact that I grew up a military brat and had to move around a lot caused some disconnect. You make friends, but then you have to move. Then you make friends again, and then have to move again.

Story of my life. 🙂

I’m learning how to get out of my shell and be more open to intimacy in the sense of trusting people and making friends…as in real life and not on the Internet.

Thank you so much for reading, I realize my answers are a bit long. 🙂

Have a great week! FYI…I’m so tired and headed to bed to read! I’m currently reading The Fix, by David Baldacci. I’ll be posting my next 10 books I’ve read and recommend very soon.

Denise Van Outen


20 thoughts on “My Humble Thanks 4 The Versatile Blogger Award Nominee!

    Ipuna Black said:
    May 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM

    Congrats! Great to feel acknowledged. Glad the job is going well!

    Liked by 1 person

    YellowCable said:
    May 17, 2017 at 6:25 PM


    Not everyone can be comfortable with anyone. I can understand that sometime person who are so close but could be so far. I guess social media sort of giving some distance for comfort.

    Liked by 1 person

      Sonyo Estavillo said:
      May 17, 2017 at 7:04 PM

      Yeah, it’s easier to meet people from all over the world via Social Media. It’s a lot harder to often meet people in our own city. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

    The Showers of Blessing said:
    May 17, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Congratulations! I love to read your facts. Calling you a nerd is a great compliment! Good to hear that your depression is getting better!

    Liked by 1 person

      Sonyo Estavillo said:
      May 17, 2017 at 7:08 PM

      The depression is definitely better. Yes, being a nerd is a great compliment I think reading books is a nice investment. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

        The Showers of Blessing said:
        May 17, 2017 at 9:43 PM

        Yes, as people say, what you’ve learned is in your brain, that’s something nobody can take away!!

        Liked by 1 person

    Ben Aqiba said:
    May 18, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Congratulations Sonyo,

    you deserve it.Keep it going your good work

    Liked by 1 person

    byluis7 said:
    May 21, 2017 at 8:12 AM


    Liked by 1 person

    Samantha said:
    May 24, 2017 at 7:43 AM

    Congrats, Sonyo! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    mudpilewood said:
    May 25, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    Reblogged this on Mudpile Wood and commented:
    I am delighted to have received an award, it has me smiling like an idiot.

    Liked by 1 person

    The Versatile Blogger Award | Mudpile Wood said:
    June 5, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    […] received this award courtesy of  Writing With Hope  – thank you I am delighted to have come to anyone’s attention enough to merit an […]


    Myra- watercolor and lettering artist said:
    June 8, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    congrats and that’s cool that you’ve made some awesome changes in you life. Stay blessed!

    Liked by 1 person

      Sonyo Estavillo said:
      June 8, 2017 at 12:34 PM

      Awe thank you. It’s a hard lesson to learn that we must remove our egos and be humble when we grow. It’s a blessing to have struggles because it keeps us humble. Humility is key with or without awards. Thanks for stopping by. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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