The Black Cat Blue Sea Award

I’m pretty new to the whole blogging thing: opening up to the denizens of the internet for all of posterity isn’t always a cakewalk. So it should come as no surprise that I have no idea how these Award things work! However, it’s 1:34 am, which is as good a time as any to find out what it’s all about. Thanks to the fantastic ihaveabadsenseofhumour for this nomination, it’s a whole new (and very exciting) world!

Here are the rules:

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From ihaveabadsenseofhumour’s site

And now for the questions that I was asked:

What is your biggest fear?

This is a hard one. There are so many things that scare me every day, whether it’s the growing hyper-nationalism, violence and misogyny in my own country, or the general darkness and chaos that has defined 2016 so far. I know what my greatest desire is— to create something meaningful, whether it’s through writing or policy or something else entirely. Something that’s filled with hope and promise and wonder, even if it helps just one person, even if it’s long after I’m dead and gone. And my biggest fear is never being able to do that.

What do you love the most about yourself?

This is such a great question! It’s so hard to remember that praise and self-love is necessary vanity. I think I love my constant idea-bopping, curious, thinking out loud mind. I love that I’m always writing down ideas for new “projects” (though execution is often non-existent) and constantly buzzing— it’s what keeps me going, and convinces me that I’m actually going somewhere.

Have you ever been in love?

I know that people say teenaged love is silly  and naive, but I think I’ve felt something a lot like love in the past. Happy endings aren’t always as we imagine them, but just because something ends, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t real. And lingering on memories from those times feels both real and fleeting all at once— but I’m lucky to have felt these feelings, and to have become a better person for feeling them.

And now for the nominations! Quick note, I’m still new to WordPress and haven’t followed many people yet, so this list is shorter than seven, unfortunately:

518-Song of My People

L.G. Iyer

Tales from the Cabbage Patch


And my questions are:

Why do you write?

What does your perfect day look like?

Who inspires you?



Happy blogging!








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