Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm Not Okay, You're Not Okay- Apparently That's Okay With You Too!


Awards! Awards! Awards! There was a time when my blog was about more than awards! But hey, awards are shiny. I like shiny.

Remember way back to the original Misfit Awards post, when I shared that they were started due to a group of us grumbling and complaining about our desire to be part of The Homeschool Blog Awards but no one would ever notice our wee little blog presence? All the woe is me stuff was really in good fun and through that conversation we began to realize how cool it is to connect over our own feelings of isolation, of not quite fitting in. So many of us feel that way that when we find someone else who is weird, even if it's different weird than us, it encourages us to feel a little less alone. And so were born The Misfit Awards.

Well, something funny has happened. The Homeschool Blog Awards nominations are in, voting is open, and many of the Misfits have been nominated for these as well! Yours truly included. This should make us laugh at ourselves for a moment and then put big ole' grins on our faces as we realize someone noticed us and took the time to fill out a nomination. Pretty cool.

NotSoSuperwoman has been nominated for two awards. The first is a credit to my blog designer, A Mommy's Blog Design Studio. I picked out my graphic, told her what I did and did not like, and she created something fun and crazy and totally me. Thanks again, April!

The other nomination is for the category I most appreciate; The Best Nitty-Gritty Homeschooler. The description reads like this: "Since we included a category for the Super-Homeschooler… I figured we would add one in for the homeschooler who is brutally honest and open about her mistakes and failures. These are the moms that make you feel better and let you know that it is OK that we aren’t perfect. What would we do without them???"

Yep,I'm glad to know I've encouraged someone that imperfection is okay, we just need to keep striving to be the best of who we are and love on our kids and our family and the world around us. I'm not okay, you're not okay, and that's okay. Through our weakness, His strength is shown. Super Woman ain't got nothing on the one who admits she can't do it on her own.

Anyway, this NotSoSuperwoman is completely behind on life and needs to go write a trillion words and check the dryer to see if she has pants yet (!) and run a thousand errands. If you'd like to vote for me or whomever else you choose, you can find the post HERE.



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