Award: Growing Self Blogger Award

A few weeks ago I was nominated by the one and only Jay@thisismytruthnow for the Growing Self Blogger Award. I’d never seen this award and was very touched after reading about its meaning. I’d like to thank Jay for the nomination as his words mean so much to me. I’d also like to thank Roda@growingself for creating such a meaningful award to share with this wonderful blogging community.


What is the Growing Self Blogger Award? 

“The Growing Self Blogger Award has been created to acknowledge and celebrate amazing individuals, in the blogging community, who are persevering through life’s challenges not only to GROW as individuals,  but to reach out and help others GROW as well.” ~Roda

How Does It Work:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank the individual that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Describe the award and mention the creator: Roda @
  • Nominate up to 5 blogs.  Remember, the purpose of this award is to specifically celebrate those individuals that make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Give 1 reason why you nominated each individual.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog


I would like to nominate the following blogger:

Stephanie @ StephaniesNovelFiction

Your gifts to me…

Stephanie, you are most definitely a favorite sister blogger and friend and you have inspired me in more ways than you can imagine. Like me, you strive day in and day out to meet your goals and you are always willing to share your thoughts with me, plus you take the time to support so many other bloggers as well. Your reviews are amazing and inspire me to write better and to strive for literary excellence. I feel extremely lucky to know you and look forward to chatting with you every day! I want to say thank you for being there and supporting me along the way. ❤

Noriko @ DiaryofaBookFiend

Your gifts to me…

Noriko, your posts are so inspiring to me and you make me want to be a better reader and reviewer on everything that I read! You’re a sweet friend and make me feel great about the posts that I share and I’m always so excited to see what you have going on in your life too. I appreciate you sharing your culture with the world and can’t wait to see your posts every day. Your reviews, tags, and awards are always so detailed and interesting and I love the kind comments that you leave for others as well. Thanks for always being there and for all your wonderful thoughts and interest in what I’m doing as well as others! I appreciate you and I’m so very glad that we connected. ❤



Nel@reactionarytales and James@thisismytruthnow were also on my list of nominations for this award but were recently chosen for the award by Roda. I’d like to thank Nel and James for not only inspiring me daily, but also for inspiring and supporting the blogging community as well. Thank you for all that you do… ❤



27 thoughts on “Award: Growing Self Blogger Award

  1. Noriko

    Omg, Mischenko, what a great post and sweet words you wove here…😢 You literally made me tear up! I really appreciate the contribution PS you have made in this blogging community. Your words are always sincere, genuine and effusive in a very positive way😊 I love your voice.
    Thank you so much for being there for me, all your comments you have given me. I appreciate that! 💖

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  2. David R. Dowdy

    “Remember, the purpose of this award is to specifically celebrate those individuals that make a difference in the lives of others.”

    Jenn, you’ve made a wonderful difference in my life and others! You deserve the award!!

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  3. Jenn, you made me cry!! This is the sweetest award and most wonderful sentiments I think anyone has said about me. You have made my day…my weekend with your sweet, sweet words!! You know how much you mean to me, and I’m soooo glad we’ve met and are friends!! You are deserving of this award because you always see and bring out the best in people!! ❤❤❤❤

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    1. Stephanie, thank you and you deserve this! You’re always lifting me up and I appreciate it so much. I feel so lucky. 🖤🖤🖤 I hope the last two days went east for you and you enjoy the weekend. 🙂 Chat soon.

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      1. Thank you again so much!! ❤ You lift me up too when I'm feeling just blah and always make me smile!! 🙂 You came into my life at just the right time to be the friend I needed ❤
        It was an interesting 2 days, lol! I seem to have, for the most part, good students with some exceptions who want everything done for them and have already bombarded me with emails asking about exclusions for exams, assignments, freebies for late work, etc. It's a bit crazy how spoiled some of these kids are and just want a free ride. Other than that, I'm grading some easy assignments as they come in (they are due tomorrow night since I'm evil, lol…I didn't make that rule actually; it's dept policy but I still look like a bad guy). And I'm working on some assignments that I have myself due tonight and tomorrow! Not so easy ones like my students have, lol. But not too bad 🙂 I've been able to relax a bit since my dad took my two youngest for the day and my oldest is at work until 10. So its scarily quiet! But peaceful too. 🙂 I hope your weekend is going well! Talk to you more soon!! ❤ ❤


  4. Nel

    You beat me to it! Well it doesn’t matter, you’re still getting awarded again because I feel the same way you do about me. I actually feel quite amazing that you find little ole me inspiring and I appreciate everything about you, Mischenko, more than I can put into words. Congratulations on this award. You absolutely deserve it!

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    1. Nel, I’m late doing this one and you were on the list. I was waiting for Stephanie to get back from hiatus. You deserve this award and know that you’re such an important part of the blog community. I appreciate you and all that you do! 😊💚 Thank you for returning such warm comments. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  6. You are very welcome. I appreciate all you said. And I’m sorry I took so long to respond. I have spotty coverage here and end up liking posts when in the house, then I can comment when I move closer to town where there’s better reception.

    Love your choices. We are such a close fun group on here, and I really appreciate the friendships being built. 🙂


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