Versatile Blogger Award

This I can’t believe two blogging awards in just a few short days. This is just crazy but I’m so grateful for every one of these great recognitions! I was unaware of what the award was so for those of you on the same boat here it is.

“When you consider nominating a fellow blogger for the Versatile Blogger Award, consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or of course the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them. Honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life whether every day or only now and then.”


  1. Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog.
  2. Select and nominate 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  3. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Now that we understand the award let me say a thank you from the bottom of my heart to Restless Roots  for nominating me. You inspire and motivate me more than you’ll ever know with all your kind words and thinking of life. I wasn’t kidding when I said you and your husband are a true inspiration. I look forward to your weekly updates. My family and I dream to be living off the grid one day. Thank you again for all your encouragement.

I’m going to try my best on getting 15 blog names out there.

  1. Bel at Roads Bel Travelled
  2. Naomi at Jumping off Books
  3. Gillis Gardens
  4. Ladies Get Outside
  5. Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic
  6. Shroomerhikes
  7. Mark at Mark all my Words

7 Things about myself

Go big or go home right so here we go

  1. Most people don’t know this about me and some may not want to know this but if I can help anyone find a different way of life I’m all about it. I am 5 years clean of drugs hence why I use #hikingismyaddiction on Instagram posts. I can’t say sober as I still drink alcohol but I understand my limits and how it can have negative effects if used in excess.
  2. Jason and I lost our daughter at 5 months pregnant in January of 2014. Neuroblastoma was the culprit.
  3. My dream job is to be a backpacking guide.
  4. Trail Running is a new passion of mine, one I hope to go far in.
  5. My snack downfall is a star crunch.
  6. All six of our animals are rescue.
  7. To achieve the Triple Crown in hiking with my son is my ultimate life goal and I will accomplish it, my determination is not to be messed with. Triple Crown is to thru hike the AT, CDT and the PCT trails.

Thank you all for interest and another big thank you to Restless Roots for the wonderful nomination.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. No reason to thank me (yeah I know it’s part of the rules 😉 )….you got what you deserve 🙂
    I still have tears in my eyes reading about your daughter……and am so glad you two get to share all your love with your son now! Who, btw, is the cutest little boy ever….this smile….worth more than all the money in the world !!
    And hey……, love, love you being honest about your addiction problems….and I find it very refreshing that you share that! So, we’re both addicts …… well, maybe that’s why we have so much in common…..some people just have to hit rock bottom first before they get to kick themselves in the butt and make a change 😉
    I got some PM’s about why I had to tell that about me…..well, it’s nothing to hide and I find it soooo nice to met people who are just open about this and make you feel “human”.
    Thanks also for calling us “inspiring”….but it’s just a matter of being “restless” and always seeing something new to do and knowing you don’t get any younger and if you don’t do it know……your might not get another chance 😉
    Anyhow……….loved to hear all this about you and can’t wait to read and see more of your inspirational blogs 🙂
    Take care

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    1. ups….of course I meant ….. if you don’t do it “now” ….not know 😦

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  2. Jessica says:

    No way I couldn’t thank you with all the encouragement and positivity you share. You are the one that actually inspired me to share about my past addictions publicly only the friends that stuck thru it all know and to be honest I don’t even know what my family knows as we are not all that close sharing wise. The first couple years being clean I always tried to hide my past but as time went on I was “proud” to be where I was and what I went thru to get where I am today. The past builds the person you are today. I had no one to rely on but myself and built will power. You aren’t kidding about rock bottom I literally meet a whole new level of low I didn’t know existed. Woke up one day not knowing how I even got so deep into all that crap and not a clue on how to get out. Told my bf at the time to get the hell out of my house, broke my phone and started the withdrawal process. I really hate how our society has deemed it a taboo subject, there is a rapid growing problem and people need to realize its seriously alright to ask for help. Sorry about making this so long truly appreciate someone who knows what I have been thru and doesn’t judge. This makes you and your husband even more inspiring. Restless or not your an inspiration to follow dreams and embrace change. Thank you so much for the compliments on my son, I may be biased but he is pretty adorable lol would not trade him for a thing in the world. With our daughter I feel it was God’s true test. I know he has a plan for everything. We lost her 11 months after me getting clean and I feel like he was testing my will power. Something as traumatic as that would send any addict into relapse but I have to thank my boyfriend for being my rock and not letting me slip. We did have her cremated and have her here at home watching over us. Her name is Angel. Thanks again for everything. Again I apologize for this what seems to be blog now lol
    Have a wonderful night and rest of the week.

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  3. I can’t thank you enough for opening up like that and letting it out!! What a story you have and what a way to stand up, fight and finally “find” yourself, who you are and the path you want to travel…….awesome 🙂 I hope your family reads this too and is as proud of you as I am honored that you shared this with us!
    And being a person who believes there is more to come after our time here, I know that Angel is watching over you and couldn’t be more proud of the person you have become….a very special, loving, caring and precious human being 🙂


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