And The Award For Most Awards In A Week Goes To…

Do you ever feel like your life resembles an awards show? Every time I write something I feel like I am waiting to be nominated for an Emmy or Grammy or something to that effect. It’s not like I need the awards to make me feel special but, I do feel special when I receive one. Last week was no exception when I received 3 awards from fellow bloggers/ friends.

I step up to claim my honor with speech in hand, look out to the crowd and realize that what I thought was my speech was nothing more than a receipt from the bar I was at last night getting wasted in celebration. “Umm…” I start out, “It looks as if I misplaced my speech, and so I guess I have to do this the old-fashioned way.” The crowd laughs.

“First off I would like to thank all the people who believed in me when I didn’t. I’d also like to thank the people who nominated me for these wonderful awards… (You can find these and more on my accomplishments page.)


Roy’s Garage Sell and Auction Well









Sulekha’s Memoirs



You have all blessed me with such honor and I appreciate this in more ways than you know.”

“I would like to say a few things about myself before I toss the awards to the new nominees-in-waiting.”

1-I have premonitions. I can remember as early as 4 years old having them. They come to me while I am dreaming. I don’t normally remember my dreams but, these always stick. I have seen many things while growing up and this although I am thankful for having such abilities I am also sad that I can’t do anything about what I see. My last premonition was about my sister being sick, a few months later she was indeed sick and passed away.

2-I have seen ghosts/spirits since I was very young. My first memory was in my grandmother’s house where two brothers had died when they were about 18 years old. I woke up in the middle of the night to see them standing at the end of my bed, one said to the other “She’s awake.” I freaked out; I saw and heard them clear as day. I banged on the wall behind me where my grandma’s room was, never taking my eyes off them. My grandma turned on the light and they were gone. She told me to say “God is my light” when I saw things that scared me, to this day if I have a nightmare I think those words to help me move on to something happier.

3-There is always at least one light on in my house at all times. My daughter sees spirits as well and quite a few have frightened her to the point she would scream bloody murder several times at night. I finally had to leave lights on so she couldn’t see them all the time. Mostly their appearances scared her because she saw what they looked like when they died. It was hard for her because she didn’t watch horror movies, imagine how you felt the first time you saw a half-burned body in a movie; now imagine if that body was right in front of you and you were only a small child. Freakin’ scary isn’t it??

4-I have lots of scars on my body; from accidents, surgeries, former cutting, attempted suicides, and internalizing anger. I have learned to cool down before cleaning or doing dishes because somehow I always manage to cut myself with a knife I didn’t notice or breaking a glass or plate. I have broken many collectables and none of them were intentional.

5-I don’t like fighting but, I can and will fight when provoked. I am very peaceful and will try to talk it out first but, when I feel like I must stand up I do it without a second thought. I don’t want anyone to ever feel like nobody helped them in their time of need.

6-I believe we all come into one another’s lives for a reason. We are all connected and should be learning from one another no matter if it’s a good lesson or a bad lesson. A person who spreads hate and drama in your life is teaching you how to handle that negativity and how to not be that way to someone else. You can learn very important lessons from everyone; just sit back and observe them and you will see the lesson.

7-I was born in Flint, Michigan and from there I have lived in many other places. In Michigan I lived in Flint, Mt. Morris, Fairview and Rose City. I lived in Las Vegas, NV for 7 years on and off… twice for 4 months a piece I lived in Mexico City, Mexico. In Illinois I have lived in Chicago twice for about a year and Stockton for a year and a half. Then we moved to Missouri, St. Charles for about 7 years and St. Louis for 3 years. Of all the places I have lived I consider Las Vegas to be my home. It is true what they say about home is where the heart is, my heart is with my grandparents, mom, brother, my departed sister and the place I met my husband and where my kids were born. I suppose if my family ever moved out of Vegas it might no longer feel like home.

I hope you have enjoyed my 7 about me’s and now I must nominate 21 blogs. Whew this could take me a few minutes.

1- Mari’s Photography Tips

I love her images and she is also very helpful to anyone who aspires to take good pictures. Mari is very enthusiastic about her blog but, also about other’s blogs. It always makes me feel better when I know Mari has commented on my blog.

2- Sulekha’s Memoirs

I have to renominate her. Sulekha is not only a good writer she is a romantic so when you read her posts you can feel the love, joy, sadness and pain that comes from the struggle of the mind not grasping what the heart knows.  Her posts will make you feel not just think.

3- Stuart’s Bornstoryteller

Whether he is writing fictional stories or posts about the education system you have to give Stuart credit for being a great writer. His educational pieces make you think and his stories make you feel like you are watching it happen not just reading it. Don’t be surprised if one of his stories ends up as a movie.

4- Debra’s Pure and Simple

I am new to reading her blog but, what I have read so far has amazed. Debra is a fellow unschooler and one of the first I have gotten to know since I became one. What I would have given to have read her post on unschooling when I started out; better late than never though. She talks about various things on her blog so there is something for everyone.

5- Adriene’s Sweepy Jean Explores The (Webby) World

I have to nominate the woman who opened up a whole other world to me. I was just using my blog to write and didn’t associate with any bloggers at all. Meeting Adriene was a blessing and her posts are thought provoking and her poems flow with wisdom.

6- Wil’s Bloggasaurus

I started reading his blog after he found mine and commented. He was one of my first meaningful comments and I appreciate that very much. I enjoy reading his posts, he talks about various topics and welcomes lengthy feedback, which if you all know me you know I am wordy. Wil also put me as a guest post from a single comment I left on one of his posts. How many times can you say that your comment has provoked a post of it’s own? Check out his blog, it’s a very good read.

7- Tameka’s Lyric Fire

With a name like Lyric Fire you know that her poems will leave a burn on your soul. I have had the pleasure in working with Tameka on one of my blog’s. She opens your mind to experience new things, whether it is soulful poetry, sensual poetry or just a question that deserves a heartfelt answer. Slather on the SPF because you will feel the “burn” when you read her posts.

8- Rimly’s Journey

Every single time I read a poem by her my soul breaks into a million pieces and cries. Rimly’s journey feels like my journey and I long for it to take a new path down a less painful road. When you read her posts you have to ask yourself, how did her heart write all of that and allow her to still remain loving and caring to all she encounters? I don’t know the answer so I keep on reading until I can figure it out.

9- Bonnie’s Bongo Is Me

Anyone who has been through so much in life and still gets up and faces the day I respect whole-heartedly but, to get up and tell the world how much you struggle is miraculous. Reading Bonnie’s posts is very hard for me too many things ring true from my life but, after I have left her blog and the tears and heartache finally subside I realize that things in this life could be way worse.  That if this amazing woman can get up and live with all she encountered than so can I.  Don’t be afraid to feel the pain she portrays in her writing, be afraid if you don’t feel anything.

10- Melissa’s Depth

I am new to reading her blog as well. Melissa is very kind, loving and supports other’s writing with as much heart and soul as she puts into her own. If she doesn’t understand something she asks about it, she is upbeat and looks for the joy in everything.

11- Ravenmyth

Although she nominated me I planned on nominating her beforehand. I guess great minds think alike. 😀 I have just started reading her blog in the last week and I know I have many of her posts to catch up on. Before I can even speak about her writing let me tell you how in one instant I feel as if I found my long-lost family in Raven. I don’t think two writer’s have ever had such an instant connection. One look on her blog and you can see that her talent is deeply rooted to her core. Before you can even read a word you can see that she speaks from a lifetime of experience and is connected to all forms of life. A pure soul writing purely is always a rare find, go check it out.

12- Jeremy’s Skipper

I stumbled upon his blog and have been laughing out loud ever since. His blog is a comic strip and even though I stopped reading comics some time ago I am so glad to have found this one. Jeremy has talent and Skipper should be a Sunday newspaper comic.

The next 3 blogs go hand in hand since it was through each other that I found all of them.

13- Kiesha’s We Blog Better

I found this blog because of a guest post that I truly enjoyed.(See #14)  I have a lot of reading to do on this blog but, I love that they do a lot of guest posts to show off talented writer’s all in one place. I am lucky if I remember where my blog is so this really helps me find great reads without having tons of tabs open.

14- Hajra Kvetches

I found her through her guest post on We Blog Better(see #13)  and I loved it. I haven’t got a chance to read more by her yet but, I am sure they will be brilliant, some people you can just tell after reading one post. Then I went to her blog to read more where I found a guest post that leads me to #15.

15-  Melanie’s Solo Mompreneur

I loved her guest post on Hajra’s blog that I immediately flew over to her blog and read a wonderful post on wearing blog-colored glasses. I think all bloggers and writers feel that way. At least I know I do… oh you don’t know what I am talking about, well click the link and find out.

16-  Pandora’s Peace From Pieces

Another new blog for me to read. I read her Writing To Me Post and fell in love with her poem The House.  Click on the link and follow her if you aren’t and we can enjoy reading her posts together.

17- The Widow Lady

Another brand new blog… to me anyway. I just started reading her blog on early Saturday morning and was mesmerized by what I read. She is definitely worth a follow.

18- Jim’s Holes In My Soles

He brings the wilderness into your home and leaves it there. If you listen carefully you can here the sounds of the wild calling out to you, can you hear it?? It’s saying “Come take a look we won’t hurt you.”

19- JP Brandano: Florida’s Phoographers

Despite the recent name change this blog is a gem. Jim’s images are stunning and need no words but, he explains to you in detail what led up to the moment the image was shot and in a hilarious way at that. He also gives educates the reader on his nature posts which comes in handy for us “cityfolk” who have never seen a Floridian bird.

20- Sancheeta’s Sensitivity

Doesn’t the title of the blog alone make you wonder? Delightful posts to ignite the passions inside all of your sense. A must read for romantics everywhere.

21- Mohinee’s Gurukripa- Indian Culture ‘N’ Philosophy

Romanticism and poetry go hand in hand in her blog. Even though Mohinee’s blog is about India I find her insightful words to be very touching.


“So that ends our awards show, I hope you all enjoyed it and tune in next time. ”

Make sure you all grab your award and pass it on to 7 people and post 7 things about yourself.

Thank you to all the people who take time to read and comment my blog you are all appreciated. I realize many of you have these awards so feel free to take the one you want. I am still very new to the blogging community and obviously very  far behind on some really great blogs.












30 thoughts on “And The Award For Most Awards In A Week Goes To…

  1. Debra Elramey says:

    Jenni, first congratulations on all the awards – you really raked up! And next, I just want to say that I love you even though I’ve only known you a short while. You’re the best!

  2. Ravenmyth says:

    Jenni…we have so much in common. I too saw my first “Spirit” in my grandmothers home when I was about 9…your story about seeing your first ghost brought back those memories. I also get premonitions, and like you wondered why…because I can not do anything about it. I came to the conclusion for myself that it is ” The Spirit” preparing me for what was to come…in my pets and loved ones I know before hand when something is going to happen. I knew about a year in advance that my Dad was going to leave us…I think that because we are connected to what I call the “Psychic Stream”…we are able to pick up on these events…then on a subconscious level we prepare ourselves..

    Congratulations on your 3 big wins…you are very much celebrated in our Blogger Community…and you warm my heart with your beautiful mention of Ravenmyth…I was totally surprised.

    Always a pleasure my dear…and the Blogs you passed these awards on to are amazing. I will be coming back to check them out…as some I have not been to before…

    I truly enjoyed hearing more about you…but, somehow..I already feel like I know you…and that happened from the first time we connected.

    • InJensMind says:

      Thank you Ravenmyth, yes I knew while reading your bio on your blog that we were indeed very much alike. Funny how you can go your whole life not knowing someone and in one moment you stumble across them and you’ve “known” them forever. Souls like ours have been connected forever just our current self’s didn’t know it. It’s been an honor to receive so many awards in such a short period of time, makes me feel very good. 😀

  3. Melanie Kissell says:

    Jenni — you’re an angel!

    Thank you for linking to my blog and I’m so elated that you enjoyed my post on looking at life through “blog-colored glasses” as well as my guest post over at Hajra’s blog. You definitely have your BC glasses on and you’re heading straight for big blogging success! 🙂

    I appreciate you,

    • InJensMind says:

      Thank you Melanie. Yes, I put on those glasses and I don’t plan on taking them off even while sleeping. LOL Thanks for visiting my blog and hope to see more comments from you in the future. 😀

  4. Bongo says:

    You know you just never know who’s reading your words or what if any impact you have on another life…everytime I think about shutting down my blog someone special like you comes around.. makes me cry and reminds me why I write to begin with …thank you for these tears..they were much needed…..As always…XOXOXOX

    • InJensMind says:

      As I said in my about me “everyone comes into your life for a reason.” I know it’s hard to let those feelings out but, there are people who rely on you. It may seem like all you are doing is blogging about your experience but, what you are doing is giving a voice to the ones who can’t speak and you are raising awareness so that those who are blind can see. Please don’t ever give up and shut your blog down, you are helping more people than you realize, including your own personal healing. xoxo

  5. Adriene (Sweepy Jean) says:

    Jenni, congrats on your award! I know you are a peaceful person, but I do believe you will kick ass if you have to! :p You are so sweet to include me among all these great blogs. I’m so glad you accepted my invitation to join the blogging group. I knew yours was a voice that needed to be heard. Blessings to you and keep on being stylish and “kreative!” xoxox

    • InJensMind says:

      Thank you Sweepy. You are making me blush… 😀 I have to give credit where it’s due and I wouldn’t be able to spread my word if it hadn’t been for you.

  6. sancheeta biswas says:

    hi jenni! congrats for your awards. i have always found you in different roles of life. a wife, a mother , a sister, a writer of different shades. now i also know you have premonitions. i have seen people with premonitions in discovery channel. it is also very rare that common people can feel the spirit. you are different with some supernatural senses.

    you are also different as you surprise me a lot. thanks for the awards. i love the way you surprise me. i wish to work more hard and be sincere to all that i do in life just like you.

  7. Tameka Mullins says:

    I think we should have a blog award show just for us! This was a wonderful post girl! It’s a pleasure to be associated with such great writers who leave it all on the page. I feel like we have created a wonderful writer’s community. Thanks Jen for always connecting us with your writing. I need to put together my own list of faves but I know it will take me forever. Bless you mama!

    • InJensMind says:

      Yes Tameka an awards show just for us would be wonderful. I can honestly say I have me a lot of great people through blogging. Thank you for being a part of that wonderful community.

  8. jimshuJimshu says:

    Gee, thanks Jenni. I’m up there unexpectedly with esteemed company, some of the best that I read, and some I need to, now that you’ve bought them to the attention they deserve.

    I’ve learnt to accept the spirits we see as benign. They don’t mean harm.
    Like you, I sense many weird things and there are a few posts on my site under ‘intuition/perception’ that explore those.
    It’s a gift and can be a guide in life. Also, sometimes those spirits are reaching out to you.

    Thanks for the awards. Glad you like the Jim’s Wilderness shows.
    Oh dea, now I really need to pull finger and pass on all those I have already collected!

    • InJensMind says:

      You’re welcome Jim, better get busy and pass on the awards. LOL I am sure if I was chasing down wild animals I wouldn’t have time to pass on awards myself. Maybe I should join you on your next safari… 😀 Thank you for commenting.

  9. melissa says:

    Oh Jenni… I believe that everybody has a third eye but not many of us has opened it. That is a gift if you are able to move out of fear. As for your child, it is indeed scary the way she sees spirits… pretty much like the movie, “Sixth Sense”. I feel them but I ask them not to show themselves to me.

    The first thing I do with patients upon initial assessment is to look at their scars. The body is like a history book…they always have stories to tell of our past. I pray you be more careful please…

    As I’ve written before, I base your character in what you write and I see how strong a person you are. There’s so much strength in you because you have lived as a big sister to your siblings and have taken independence and responsibility at a young age.

    I also believe God puts people together for a reason and not by some accidents 🙂

    You have shared much of yourself with those seven points. As for the blogs, I’m glad I’m following many of them although I’m not as faithful in commenting. I’ll check out on the other blogs as well over the weekend…

    I am very grateful to you for including mine. My blog is like a diary to me 😛

    loved this 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS!

    • InJensMind says:

      Thank you Melissa. Yes Sixth Sense portrayed the fear a child feels while seeing what others don’t very well. One of my absolute fave movies. The older I get the more in-tune I am with myself, I have learned to slow down a lot and just feel out a situation before jumping into it emotions first.

  10. Roy Durham says:

    congratulations i see i made a great choice in honoring you with the stylish blogger award you truly are . you have made some great choice your self. thank you for blogging you have made the blog world a brighter place with your grace and style. thank you and god bless

  11. Mari Sterling Wilbur says:

    I love your posts and have been so glad I found you! Congrats on the awards! You definitely deserve them. Your posts are always so insightful, honest, from the heart, and brave. Thank you for honoring me and thank you for your kind works about my blog. I’m blushing!

  12. Lisa Brandel says:

    It never fails to floor me when people read what I have to offer and find worth in it. I’m honored by your mention of my work. I am thankful you find worth in what I have to offer. Thank you so much for the award and taking the time to write about my work. Namaste, blessings, and thank you ❤

    • InJensMind says:

      You are very welcome Lisa. I can tell from the first posts I read who deserves recognition and you deserve it. I look forward to reading more of your posts even if I am slow to get to it I always do eventually. 😀

  13. sulekha says:

    Jenni, you Rock, and your awards speak for themselves…Congratulations. I am honored to be recognized for my writing by a wonderful writer like you, who has won 3 awards at one go. Thank you so much for saying such sweet things about me, I am a romantic fool, and I love being in love. The seven things about you made me want to hug you and your daughter just to let you know that I understand and feel with you. Best of luck for many such more stylish, kreative and sensational blogger award, the last one will be started by yours truly…god bless

    • InJensMind says:

      Welcome and thank you Wynne for visiting and commenting. I followed your wordpress blog on networked blogs and liked your facebook page. Hope to see your comments again in the future.

  14. Mohini Puranik says:

    Jenni! I am so sorry for the late. But I when saw your article, I felt I must read with some relax time. And today is weekend. I think I have read best ever article. Such a beauty in words, honesty and natural love for life and everybody around you. I just loved all this.

    I am so honored you have become my friend. You nominated me. and loved my blog liked my page too. Thank you so much and I must thank Blogging because of which I come to know about people like you from different cultures.

    I really love poems and will keep posting more and more. And I will reply you soon. I loved the way you expressed the facts. and congratulations to all the winners. You all deserve it. 🙂

    • InJensMind says:

      Always better late than never Mohini. I am so glad you liked this post. I try to always let my heart and soul do the writing for me. They have never let me down. You are welcome, I would never dream of not supporting my friends in all aspects of their lives and writing. I have no idea what is being said on your page but, I support it because I support you and your ideas. I am thankful for such caring friends as well. Keep writing those poems, everyone needs poetry in their lives; some just don’t know it yet. 😀

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